Schalke 04 predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 33
- Winning Bets: 16
- Average Odds: 2.22
- Overall Stake : 249
- Profit: 231.85
- Yield: -6.89 %
2017/18 was a show-stopping surprise upturn when it comes to Schalke.
Their position of runners-up was unexpected, to say the least, but the exceptional form didn’t last. Since then, they’ve recorded two bottom-half finishes at 14th and 12th. This was not only a major downturn, it also marked their worst performances since 2010. Bundesliga betting has a bit of a reputation for inconsistency, and the Miners are a perfect example of that.
As time goes on, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to make accurate Schalke predictions. With a few legs of the 2020/20 Bundesliga season behind us, it’s clear that they’re off to a very rocky start. A grand return to the Top 10 is priced at a whopping 13.00, so it’s probably not coming any time soon. However, odds for a relegation outright bet are at 2.50, making them one of the weakest clubs currently in the league.
Schalke Key Players
A lot of analysts blame the club’s lack of offensive creativity for their disastrous performance last season. In fact, a lot of attacks lack any sort of clear direction. If there’s one constant, though, it would be defensive midfielder and team captain Omar Mascarell dropping deep between the centre-backs. Ozan Kabak and Matija Nastasic are very aggressive as far as centre-backs go, often being the ones to pass into the box.
While this speaks volumes of their skills, it also clearly pains a picture of this lineup’s issues. It lacks diversity and depth, which leads to predictable outcomes. Nabil Bentaleb was loaned from Newcastle as a possible answer, but it’s definitely not enough. All in all, Schalke’s problems seem easy to fix, but the quiet transfer period over the summer is the reasoning behind the bookies’ low confidence.
In a season of suffering, the only bright moment for Schalke fans was win against Dortmund that killed any hope for the title for BVB. Borussia Dortmund is the biggest rival of course, and making their fans miserable is at least something for Schalke fans.
Schalke is one of the most popular football clubs in Germany. They won 7 titles, even one European trophy (UEFA Cup). In the last 20 years Schalke is almost always in or around the top 6 and you can expect them to be back where they belong pretty soon.
Schalke is playing home games at Veltins Arena in front of 62.000 fans.
Schalke 04 results