Schalke and Stuttgart will meet in the 6th round of the Bundesliga. Schalke started the season poorly, they are in 17th place, and the team needs a cold shower, otherwise, they will have a lot of problems. Stuttgart started the new campaign in a very decent way, currently occupying the fifth place in the table, which is far above initial expectations. Friday’s clash between these two teams should be interesting.
October 30th, 2020 – 20:30
Schalke vs Stuttgart Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Schalke vs Stuttgart Predictions
Schalke suffered yet another Bundesliga defeat when facing local rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, going 3:0 down on the night. The team is without a win in twenty-three competitive games across all tournaments, with their latest Bundesliga triumph dating to January. Just one of Schalke’s last seven encounters ended in a victory for the visiting sides. All but one of their previous five matches featured over 2,5 goals, while three saw both involved teams to score. Schalke have the worst defensive stats in the league, and the defenders must react better. Amine Harit has found the right role in the team, he is moving great, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy. Nabil Bentaleb has excellent control of the ball, and he can play in several positions. Goncalo Paciencia enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and heads towards the goal, the opponent has problems. He does great in the penalty area. Suat Serdar (Tendon Injury) and Mark Uth (Muscle Problems) will not participate in this match. Ozan Kabak is unable to play in this match as well due to suspension.
Stuttgart has just returned to Bundesliga after spending one season in the second tier. Stuttgart faced Koln at home at the weekend and earned a point, as the match of the 5th Bundesliga round ended in a 1:1 stalemate. The team is unbeaten in five consecutive clashes, recording three victories and two draws in the process, and lost just one of the previous ten meetings. None of Stuttgart’s last seven games ended in a win for the sides playing at home. Two of their last five outings resulted in over 2,5 goals, as three witnessed goals at both ends. Daniel Didavi is slowly returning to a recognizable form, and he is the factor that can raise the team to a higher level with his goals. Silas Wamangituka plays excellently, he is fast in the one-on-one game, and he is unstoppable. Stuttgart boss Pellegrino Matarazzo has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Konstantinos Mavropanos (Torn Meniscus), Borna Sosa (Back trouble), Erik Thommy (Fitness), Clinton Mola (Hip problems), Philipp Förster (Fitness), and Maxime Awoudja (Achilles tendon rupture) will not be playing here.
It will be a big battle between these two teams, and it will not be surprising if the match ends in a draw. We can also expect a goal in both nets, and neither side should keep the clean sheet.