Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke 02/15/2014 Free Bundesliga Soccer Pick and Preview
Bayer Leverkusen(14-1-5) Schalke (11-4-5)
Saturday 15th February 2014 17:30(GMT)
The Line: Bayer Leverkusen 23/20 Draw 5/2 Schalke 11/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: BT Sport; Bein Sport
Sitting second in the table Bayer Leverkusen face into a big week with a huge game against Schalke to begin with, Sami Hypia's men will face the inform Schalke at the Bay Arena. Manager Sami Hypia has a big decision to make on personnel for this game as Bayer face Paris St Germain on Tuesday at home in the Champions League. With a small squad it would not be surprising if Hypia rested a couple of starters this weekend but then again I dont think the Champions League is a priority at the moment and I think Hypia and Bayer will go all out to win this game at home.
Schalke are the second most in form team in the league right now behind Bayern Munich. Missing their star striker Huntelaar has been a major reason for Schalke's struggles this year but Farfan ,Szalai, Draxler and Boatang have started to put it together since Christmas and Schalke have shot up the league table because of it. With the fixtures pile up about to happen for both teams ,as they are involved in the Champions League knockout stages, its good for Schalke to be meeting Leverkusen at this time as the extra week rest before they play in the Champions League could prove vital.
I see this one as a game that could go either way. I like the price about Schalke but they have been rather uninspiring for most of this year(although they did beat Bayer Leverkusen at home earlier in the season), the bet I like most in the game is the over 2.5 goals. I think we have some exciting forward players here and I can see them netting a couple each possibly. Take the over, cash a winner. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo