Bundesliga : Schalke 04 vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Preview
The Royal Blues vs The Werkselfs, it’s Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen yet again in the Bundesliga. Two of the most entertaining teams face-off in a spicy encounter on Friday night.
Match Details –
Venue : Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen.
Date : 29/9/17 – 00:00 (IST) nextday, 18:30 (GMT), 20:30 (CEST).
TV Telecast : Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD, beIN Sports, Canal Sports, Sky Sports.
Live Stream : www.ronaldo7.net
Schalke : It looked like they would play much better and dominating football after defeating RB Leipzig on MatchDay 1 of the Bundesliga, but so far it’s not the case. Placed in 7th position struggling to get goals, but they are playing well in truth just the goals are not coming easily. Now they face another like for like team Bayer Leverkusen. Team news is Leon Goretzka is back and could be involved into action. Nabil Bentaleb, Coke, Pablo Insua remain out.
Possible line up – Schalke (3-4-2-1) : Fährmann; Kehrer, Naldo, Nastasic; Caligiuri, Stambouli, Goretzka, Harit; Breel Embolo, Konoplyanka; Burgstaller.
Leverkusen : Just like previous season, Leverkusen are underperforming. Placed in 10th position, 12 Goals scored 10 conceded after 6 MatchDays. Though they have a good squad depth and can perform much better than this for a spot in Europa League atleast. Lucas Alario can turn out to be a great signing as Leverkusen won 3-0 with Alario assisting one and scoring one against Hamburg on his debut. Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich has no fresh injury concerns to deal with, only Tin Jedvaj remains out. Heiko may field the same eleven that crushed Hamburg 3-0 last matchday.
Possible line up Leverkusen (4-3-3) – Leno; Henrichs, Tah, Sven Bender, Wendell; Mehmedi, Baumgartlinger, Aranguiz; Bailey, Alario, Volland.
Head to Head:
Overall – 66 matches.
Drawn – 19 matches.
Schalke won – 17 matches.
Leverkusen won – 30 matches.
Schalke scored – 91 goals.
Leverkusen scored – 109 goals.