RasenBallsport Leipzig vs Schalke 04- Preview and Prediction
RasenBallsport Leipzig is ranked on the 1st place in the standings with 30 points, 27 goals scored and 10 goals received in the last 12 league matches.In their last match they won against Freiburg. RasenBallsport Leipzig has an excellent form, they are undefeated in their last 5 matchesis in a good form before this meeting with Schalke 04.
The attacking skills of RasenBallsport Leipzig are impressive, they managed to win their last 5 matches played in Bundesliga. They are going to score in this meeting for sure!
Schalke 04 are ranked on the 8th place in the standings with 17 points, 17 goals scored and 13 goals received this season in Bundesliga.In their last match they won against Darmstadt. Schalke 04 is in a good form before this meeting with RasenBallsport Leipzig.
The attacking skills of Schalke 04 are very good. Schalke 04 won 4 of their last 5 matches.
Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig look for their eight consecutive league win as they host a resurgent Schalke 04 at the Red Bull Arena on Saturday. Leipzig continue going from strength to strength and their dominate 4-1 win away to SC Freiburg last Friday kept them three points clear of reigning champions Bayern Munich at the top – Leipzig’s Timo Werner scored his third brace of the season in the same match. Werner is now the joint 4th top goalscorer in the Bundesliga with 7 goals, alongside Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, and his form is enough to make him our choice for an anytime goalscorer here at 21/10.
Meanwhile, Schalke haven’t looked back since their 4-0 win at home to Borussia Monchengladbach at the start of October. Schalke are unbeaten in seven consecutive Bundesliga matches after losing all of their first five and come into Saturday’s clash off the back of three dominant wins against Werder Bremen (3-1), Wolfsburg (1-0) and Darmstadt (3-1). Despite a few injuries to crucial forwards, Schalke have adapted well and goals are coming from all over – as many as three of their midfielders/wingers (Alessandro Schopf, Choupo-Moting and Tottenham loanee Nabil Bentaleb) have scored 3 or more goals so far this season.
RB Leipzig are the bookies’ favourites ahead of this match at 1/1, which isn’t particularly surprising given that the Red Bulls are the most inform team in the Bundesliga, winning all of their last 7 matches, and have one of the best home records in the division (W4 D1). However, Schalke’s resurgence sees them unbeaten in 12 matches across all competitions (7 Bundesliga, 4 Europa League and 1 DFB Pokal), so Schalke should have decent potential to be the first team to cause an upset against Leipzig.
This match should likely prove to be the most difficult fixture yet for Leipzig, so we don’t particularly like an outright bet on the home side. One trend, however, is particularly notable from their recent results -both teams have scored in four of RB Leipzig’s five home matches so far (80%) and in 7 of their last 9 Bundesliga matches overall (78%). Given neither side are struggling in front of goal, both teams to score at 3/4 has to be one of the best bets available for this match. In terms of a correct score bet, this should be close, making a 1-1 draw at 11/2 a decent shout here.