Schalke vs Bayern Munich - Free Betting Tips

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Saturday evening’s Bundesliga game brings together the teams who finished second and first in last season’s competition, and shows us just how different their paths have been since. It’s no shock that Schalke vs Bayern Munich betting tips would favour the visitors, given their dominance in Germany over the years. However, few can have expected that they’d arrive in Gelsenkirchen to meet a Konigsblauen side that has lost its first three games and sits second from bottom in the table.

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22. September 2018 | 17:30
Football » 1. Bundesliga

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Unibet will give you 13/20 on there being more than 2.5 goals in this game, and that seems like a decent invitation given that Bayern themselves are scoring at a rate of three per game so far this season. Schalke’s own indifferent form means that those could be the Schalke vs Bayern Munich best odds of the weekend. As a bit more of a punt, consider backing Renato Sanches at 9/2 to score any time (138.com). After an ill-fated loan spell at Swansea, the midfielder’s confidence seems to be largely rebuilt, as demonstrated by his midweek Champions League goal at Benfica. For a longer-odds effort, back Bayern to win this one 3-1. They’re 10/1 with 888sport to pull that off, and given their scoring record so far it seems a logical bet.

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Schalke vs Bayern Munich Betting Tips: Form Guide

Second Season Syndrome For Tedesco?

In terms of an accelerated career path, managing a team to qualification for the Champions League before your 33rd birthday is quite something (although, granted, Julian Nagelsmann at Hoffenheim did have to show off by doing it aged 30 in the same season). However, if you think that’s hasty, check out Schalke’s start to the 2018/19 season. Three games played, three lost. Just 33 years on the clock, and Domenico Tedesco is having his first backlash as a Bundesliga manager.

The Royal Blues haven’t had the most difficult fixture list they could have asked for, either. None of the teams they have lost to so far even made it into European competition, finishing 16th, 10th and 9th in order last season. This campaign began with a 2-1 loss at Wolfsburg, who only avoided relegation on the final day of last season. Despite falling 1-0 behind and being reduced to ten men, Schalke grabbed a penalty equaliser through Nabil Bentaleb on 85 minutes. However, deep into time added on, Wolfsburg got the winner.

The home opener in Gelsenkirchen was no better – an early penalty miss by David Caligiuri was instantly punished by Hertha’s Ondrej Duda, who would add a second in the game’s 96th minute. Last weekend, in another defeat which will add to the pessimistic tone of Schalke vs Bayern Munich match previews, it was Tedesco’s men who scored the late goal – unfortunately, Breel Embolo’s finish from a Marc Uth pass was no more than a consolation goal with Borussia Moenchengladbach having already built a 2-0 lead by the 76th minute.

Bayern Win Three From Three, Scoring Three Each Time

Niko Kovac faced a considerable challenge when he accepted the opportunity to manage Germany’s biggest club. They’d just won the league again, and were only denied a Bundesliga/Cup double by … Niko Kovac, who managed Eintracht Frankfurt to a 3-1 shock victory over Bayern in the final. How, exactly,would success be judged? By taking Bayern from being the best in Germany to … what?

Perhaps the answer is a greater impact in Europe: although Bayern reached the Champions League semi finals in 2017/18, they always looked likely to lose out to Real Madrid, and they now haven’t reached the final since 2013. They’ve started this season’s campaign with an easy win at Benfica, and in a group with Ajax and AEK, should make the knockout stages without breaking a sweat. Domestically? Well, it’s as though Kovac has always been in the Bayern dugout. At home to Hoffenheim, a 3-1 win opened the season, before FC Hollywood went on location and thrashed Stuttgart 3-0.

Last weekend, on the visit of Bayer Leverkusen, the champions fell behind to a Wendell penalty on 5 minutes. By 20 minutes, they were leading 2-1 through goals from Corentin Tolisso and Arjen Robben. The final touch came with a minute left, James Rodriguez sweeping home. By that stage, the stadium was somewhat muted by an injury to Tolisso, who may miss the rest of the season. In his absence, Schalke vs Bayern Munich betting tips for today will still heavily back the visitors – their squad is simply too deep for other German sides.

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The Last Five Games

FC Schalke 04 VS. Bayern Munich

  • Schalke Form1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Schalke Goals5 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Bayern Form5 wins in the last 5 matches
  • Bayern Goals12 goals in the last 5 matches
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Schalke vs Bayern Munich Preview: Recent Meetings

History is not on the side of Schalke here – they haven’t beaten Bayern in the Bundesliga since 2010, haven’t beaten them at all since 2011. Bayern have won four of the last five in the league, with a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena in early 2017 the only pause in that run. Last season, the first game between the sides came in September at Gelsenkirchen’s Veltins Arena – in fact, it will be a year to the week since that match when this one kicks off. Bayern won it, 3-0, even in the throes of the ill-fated Carlo Ancelotti era, with goals from Robert Lewandowski (a penalty), Rodriguez, and departed midfielder Arturo Vidal.

The meeting in Munich, this past Spring, was a closer-run thing, but with Bayern scoring twice between the 25th and 30th minutes, Schalke were left with too much to do to get back into it. A late consolation scored by Franco di Santo gave them some pride and confidence to take into the rest of the season, but it might take more than that to shift the cloud that presently sits over die Konigsblauen.

Schalke vs Bayern Munich Prediction: Routine Away Win

Schalke have not become a bad side overnight, nor Tedesco a bad manager. The first few weeks of a season are not the time to take a sober reflection of a manager’s standing and status, nor fully analyse a team. However, if S04 fans are looking for their side to bounce back, they might be best advised not to expect any miracles here. Bayern are the kind of team that scores goals and wins games even when their rivals are confident and in form. Schalke are neither of those things, and can expect to be defeated here.

Normally, there would be a bit of a counterpoint at this stage in the preview – Schalke have to improve some time, or Bayern will have a few bad games a season – and, sure, those things could happen here. It’s just that this match doesn’t feel like a Devil’s Advocate situation – it looks like Bayern will win, and that’s because every logical conclusion says that Bayern will win. Our Schalke vs Bayern Munich prediction is that the champions will keep their 100% record, and the hosts will maintain their less enviable 0%.

Thanks for reading! Please do keep coming back to Betting.org for more betting tips and previews as the season continues. We’ll be bringing you the most important matches and the best bets to make, so always come here before you place your bets. Good luck!

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