FC Schalke 04 0-0-1, Werder Bremen 0-0-1
9/26/20 9:30 am
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FC Schalke 04 is welcoming Werder Bremen to VELTIN-Arena in round 2 in the German Bundesliga.
Schalke is in the full rebuild mode, and even though they were solid in the preseason, Schalke looked like a team from the lowest division in their first match against Bayern. Schalke has had only 38% of ball possession in that match, 1 shot on goal, 2 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 74% of the correct passes. Schalke didn’t stand a chance in this match, and even if they had played much better defense, they would have ended up losing this match. Schalke has lost this match 8-0, and their morale is probably close to zero at the moment. Sane is the only injured player for Schalke as of right now. Schalke has decided to stick with a coach they hired in the middle of the last season, but no coach can help the team without quality. Schalke’s management hasn’t invested in the team in a long time, and that is why Schalke is constantly declining in quality. Years ago, Schalke used to be one of the best teams in the Bundesliga, and they have been constantly playing in the Champions League, but those days are long gone, and it will be a while before Schalke gets back to their olden days.
Werder has barely escaped the relegation last season, but since then, Werder has been on a 6-game winning streak, their Bundesliga match excluded. During their winning streak, Werder has scored 18 goals, while conceding only 3 goals. In their first Bundesliga match against Hertha at home, Werder has had only 44% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and low 69% of the correct passes. Werder’s defense has been a disaster in this match, and they have conceded 2 goals in each half while scoring only 1 goal. Werder has lost this match 1-4. Mohwald, Rashica, and Toprak are all injured, and they will not play in this match. Davie Selke is the only goalscorer for Werder with 1 goal so far, while Augustinsson has added 1 assist. There are a lot of things rotten in Werder, and in my opinion, they didn’t deserve to avoid the relegation last season. Usually, when the team gets relegated, the management starts thinking differently and they start investing more in the club, but that didn’t happen to Werder, and I’m afraid Werder might have another bad season. Sure, Werder was good in the preseason, but they have shown nothing once the competitive games started.
Schalke has lost 4 straight home games against Werder. The trends are slightly on Schalke’s side in this matchup, but both teams are playing in bad form. Schalke and Werder are similar in quality, and this match could go either way. Because both teams are playing a terrible defense, while the offense can score a goal every now and then, I will pick something on goal here.