By Anis Bazza
20th September 2018
Schalke will host Bayern Munich at the Veltins-Arena on Saturday at 17:30 GMT, with the Miners still searching for their first points of the season. Niko Kovac’s Bavarians meanwhile will be looking to secure their fourth consecutive win of the league campaign.
Schalke vs Bayern Munich: Predictions and Odds
Last season’s Bundesliga runners up Schalke are not fancied at all by the bookmakers with their odds betting at a 7/1 pick. Bayern Munich though find themselves as favourites in this match-up with their odds trading at 4/11.
A draw is priced at a 4/1 pick – but our predicted outcome is a comfortable victory for the Bavarians in our Schalke vs Bayern Munich predictions.
Despite finishing second in the league last season, The Royal Blues have started this Bundesliga season woefully, losing every single fixture so far.
A draw against FC Porto mid-week in the Champions League was a respectable result for Schalke but losing to Wolfsburg, Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach will have the alarm bells ringing for head coach Domenico Tedesco.
Unfortunately for them, their visitors to the Veltins-Arena this weekend are the imperious FC Bayern Munich who have won all three of their Bundesliga games, scoring three goals in each fixture. They are overwhelming 1/14 favourites to clinch their 7th title in a row.
Head-to-Head: FC Bayern München 2-1 FC Schalke, FC Schalke 04 0-3 FC Bayern München, FC Bayern München 1-1 FC Schalke 04, FC Schalke 04 0-2 FC Bayern München, FC Bayern München 3-0 FC Schalke 04.
Check our out some of our football betting tips, including today’s free predictions.
Schalke vs Bayern Munich betting tips: Predictions, best bets, scorer
Score prediction: Match Result Bayern and Both Teams To Score, odds trading at 19/10.
Despite losing all their fixtures this season, Schalke still managed to score in two of their three games showing they aren’t as timid as their results might indicate.
Breel Embolo scored a penalty against Porto to keep their scoring run going and our betting prediction is for both sides to score on Saturday in our Schalke vs Bayern Munich predictions.
Bayern are almost certain to hit the back of the net and betting on a match result with both teams to score at such compelling odds should be well worth your consideration.
Predicted scorer: Arjen Robben to score first, projected at 5/1.
The seemingly eternal winger remains as relevant as ever as his wonderful volley against Bayer Leverksen last weekend proved.
At 34 years of age, time is not on the Dutchman’s side yet he still continues to defy nature by remaining one of Bayern Munich’s key players.
Robben may not possess the lightning pace that was such a feature of his game but he still has that eye for goal.
Our betting forecast in our Schalke vs Bayern Munich predictions is Robben to open the scoring against Schalke and add to his two goal tally from this season.
Best bet: A red card for Schalke
Temperament clearly hasn’t been the Miners’ strong suit this season with two of their defeats marred with red cards.
Matija Nastasic was shown a straight red card for violent conduct in the 2-1 defeat to Wolfsburg whilst Yevhen Konoplyanka was sent packing after a last-man challenge in the 2-0 home loss to Hertha Berlin.
The Red Card in the Match market is not currently open for this game but is a market definitely worth keeping an eye on.
Schalke vs Bayern Munich: Opta stats
- Schalke are winless in 16 competitive games vs Bayern (D3 L13; F7 A42).
- S04 haven’t beaten FCB since the semis of the 2011 DFB Cup (1-0). Manuel Neuer was between the sticks for the Royal Blues on that occasion
- Leon Goretzka joined Bayern from Schalke in the summer – Sebastian Rudy made the reverse switch.
- Schalke have lost their opening three games of a top-flight campaign for the fifth time. They are yet to finish inside the top 10 under these circumstances.
- Bayern have won their opening three Bundesliga games under Niko Kovac. They’ve had a 100% record at this stage of the campaign in three of the last four seasons.
- Arjen Robben has netted two goals across the opening three matchdays for the first time since 2013/14. He’s three short of a Bundesliga century.
Anis grew up supporting Manchester City but found joy and solace across Europe’s major football leagues. Increasingly passionate about NBA, he is interested in and has written extensively about different aspects of sport across the years, previously working at Sky Sports News and Sport360 newspaper in Dubai. He studied Journalism at University but spent a large portion of his academic years building City Watch instead - the largest independent Manchester City Twitter account and website.