Bayer Leverkusen vs. Schalke 04 German Bundesliga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 6-14-2020
Bayer Leverkusen (17-5-8) vs. Schalke 04 (9-11-10)
German Bundesliga soccer on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 12:00 ET
Venue: Veltins Arena; Gelsenkirchen, DE
The Line: Bayer Leverkusen -188/ Draw +319/ Schalke 04 +468; O/U 2.75
TV: Fox Sports 2, beIN Sport, BT Sport
The German Bundesliga action continues on Sunday afternoon with Schalke 04 hosting Bayer Leverkusen in match day 31 face off at the Veltins Arena.
Schalke 04 are occupying the 10th position on the league table with 38 points. The team saw their winless run stretched to 12 Bundesliga matches as Union Berlin held them to a 1-1 stalemate last time out. Schalke 04 have recorded 9 wins, 11 draws and 10 losses, recording the highest match drawn in the league alongside RB Leipzig. In their last match, Robert Andrich scored an early opener for the Union Berlin in the 11th minute of the game. In the 28th minute, Jonjoe Kenny scored a fabulous long-ranged equalizer for Schalke 04. All efforts made by the 14th-placed Union Berlin to score a winning goal was denied by the Schalke 04 goalkeeper, Alexander Nübel. Schalke 04 ended the match with 54% ball possession and 5 goal attempts in contrast to Union Berlin's 12 goal attempts.
Bayer Leverkusen, on the other hand, is occupying the 5th position on the league table with 56 points, tied with Borussia Mönchengladbach, who have 21 goal difference compared to Leverkusen's 16 goal difference. Bayer Leverkusen has recorded 17 wins, 5 draws, and 8 losses, and coming into this game, they were brutally thrashed by the league's defending champions, Bayern Munich. In their last time out, Bayern Leverkusen scored an early opener in just 9 minutes into the game. Barely 18 minutes later, Kingsley Coman scored an equalizer for Bayern Munich. Just before half-time, Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry tripled the lead for Bayern Munich and snapped Bayer Leverkusen's lead. In the second half of the game, Robert Lewandowski scored another goal in the 66th minute to seal their lead. In the 89th minute, Florian Wirtz scores a late consolation goal for Bayer Leverkusen to record a 4-2 loss to Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich recorded 52% ball possession and 16 goal attempts.
Michael Gregoritsch and Benito Raman will lead Schalke 04's forward. The team's highest goal scorer, Suat Serder, will be absent due to knee injury. Bayer Leverkusen's forward will be led by Florian Wirtz, Kai Havertz, and Moussa Diaby. Kai Havertz is Bayer Leverkusen's highest goal scorer with 11 goals.
Bayer Leverkusen is looking to extend their lead and regain the final Champions League spot held by Borussia Mönchengladbach. During the week, Bayer Leverkusen defeated Saarbrucken in the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal Championship. Multiple injuries have crippled Schalke 04's offense; therefore, they stand no chance against Bayer Leverkusen.
Coach: Peter Bosz
Goalkeeper: Lukáš Hrádecký
Players: Aleksandar Dragović, Florian Wirtz, Kai Havertz, Daley Sinkgraven, Moussa Diaby, Nadiem Amiri, Edmond Tapsoba, Sven Bender, Kerem Demirbay and Charles Aránguiz
Coach: David Wagner
Goalkeeper: Alexander Nübel
Players: Salif Sané, Bastian Oczipka, Jonjoe Kenny, Ozan Kabak, Weston McKennie, Daniel Caligiuri, Alessandro Schöpf, Michael Gregoritsch, Benito Raman and Rabbi Matondo
Prediction: Take Bayer Leverkusen -188
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