FC Union Berlin vs. FC Schalke 04 6/7/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
FC Union Berlin 9-4-16, FC Schalke 04 9-10-10
6/7/20 9:30 am
Over 2.5 (+110), Under 2.5 (-138)
FC Union Berlin is welcoming FC Schalke 04 to An der alten Forsterei in round 30 of German Bundesliga.
Union Berlin is in the terrible form and they haven’t won any of their last 7 games. Union is outside the relegation zone, at least for now, in 14th place with 31 points, but unless Union wins a point soon, the end of the season could be unnecessarily tough for them. Union has scored only 34 goals this season, but they are not the worst offensive team in Bundesliga, but with 52 conceded goals, they are close to being the worse defensive team. In their most recent match in Bundesliga against Borussia M’gladbach, Union Berlin was weak with 42% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 76% of the correct passes. Union Berlin has lost this game 4-1. Andersson is the leading goal scorer for Union Berlin with 12 goals, while Bulter added 7 goals. Trimmel has 7 assists this season. Gogia, Becker, and Ryerson are all still injured and will not be in the lineup for this game. Union Berlin has conceded 14 goals in their last 5 games, while they scored only 3 goals. I know that Union Berlin is one of the weakest teams in Bundesliga, but they have had a solid season and it would be a shame if Union Berlin gambled all the work they have done and ended up in the relegation zone, so hopefully, they can put their heads together and get out of this slump.
Schalke is a solid team, but their form has been bad dating back to early February. Schalke hasn’t won any of their last 10 games, and they have conceded at least 1 goal in 9 of those 10 games. At this moment the situation for Schalke is very grim and it looks like that there is no way out of this slump for Schalke, at least this season. Schalke is in 10th place in the standings with 37 points, but they still have a shot at getting to the Europa League, but for that to happen Schalke must start turning things around. In their last match in Bundesliga against Werder at home, Schalke has had only 42% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 4 corner kicks, and 69% of accurate passes. Schalke has lost this game 0-1. Serdar has scored 7 times for Schalke this season, while Harit added 6 goals, but unfortunately for Schalke, both of them are injured and will not be playing in this game. Something is very rotten in Schalke, and I understand they have some injuries, but so do the other teams and none of them are in a terrible form like this. We can expect a lot of changes in Schalke through the summer, starting with the head coach Wagner, who I think would survive until the next season. Schalke is safe outside the relegation zone, but I don’t think they will get to the Europa League spot.
Union Berlin and Schalke have met only twice in the past, with each team winning at home. In both of those games, we saw 3 goals, and both teams have scored at least 1 goal. To be honest, this could go either way, but both teams have terrible defenses, while they can score an occasional goal. I know that Schalke must end this slump soon, I’m just not ready to stake money to that yet.