FC Schalke 1-5-13, RB Leipzig 11-5-3
2/6/21 9:30 am
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FC Schalke is hosting RB Leipzig at VELTINS-Arena in round 20 in the German Bundesliga.
Schalke’s struggles continue, and they will continue for a while. Schalke has only 1 win so far this season, 5 draws, and 13 conceded goals, and the worse thing is that Schalke has scored only 15 goals while conceding 49 goals. Schalke is in last place in the Bundesliga standings with only 8 points. Schalke has also lost in the DFB Pokal match earlier this week against Wolfsburg on the road. In their latest Bundesliga game, Schalke was playing against Werder on the road, and they have had 51% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 1 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a decent 81% of the correct passes. This wasn’t a bad game for Schalke, and they have had the lead at halftime, but Werder was able to tie the score, and this match ended in a 1-1 draw. Hoppe is the leading goalscorer for Schalke with 5 goals, while Harit added 5 assists. Paciencia, Ludewig, Skrzybski, and Sane are injured, and they will most likely miss this game. Schalke is getting relegated, there is no doubt in my mind, and the only thing they can do is to keep fighting this season to show they are still alive.
Leipzig is still in pursuit of Bayern, and the difference is now massive 10 points with Leipzig having a game less played, which means it could go to 7 points after this game. Leipzig has scored 32 goals so far this season while conceding 17 goals. In their last 2 games, Leipzig has 2 wins alongside 5 scored goals and 0 conceded goals. Leipzig hasn’t had much trouble in the DFB Pokal earlier this week, and they have beaten Bochum at home. In their most recent Bundesliga match, Leipzig was the home team, and they have had 45% of ball possession, only 2 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 76% of ball possession. It was a tough game, but Leipzig was able to score a goal in the 51st minute, and Leipzig has won this game 1-0. Laimer, Henrichs, Szoboszlai, and Forsberg are all injured for Leipzig at the moment. Forsberg, Poulsen, and Angelino have each scored 4 goals for Leipzig so far this season, while Olmo has 5 assists. The next two Bundesliga games will be on the easier side for Leipzig, but I think they should focus on the Champions League because I don’t see Bayern dropping 10 points for the rest of the season.
Schalke has had some success against Leipzig at home, but not this season. Schalke is terrible, while Leipzig is one of the best teams in Bundesliga. Leipzig was struggling with scoring goals lately, but Schalke is the perfect opponent for them to get back to their goalscoring form.