14 June 2020 live
Schalke 04 vs Bayer Leverkusen – Bundesliga Match Preview, Kick-Off Time & Match Prediction
This Saturday, Bundesliga continues as Match Day 31 gets underway with Schalke 04 taking on Bayer Leverkusen at the former’s home stadium, the Veltins Arena.
It will be Bayer Leverkusen’s 31th league appearance of the season after a 4-2 loss to Bayern Munich. That loss kept Leverkusen in 5th place on the Bundesliga table leaving them tied with Gladbach in 4th for points; WWWLWL. Leverkusen has 17W, 5D and 8L in 30 league appearances. They have scored 56 times and conceded 40 goals which gives them a +16GD this season. Dutch tactician, Peter Bosz, is expected to use a 3-4-3 formation once again with the irrepressible Kai Havertz who has 11 goals and 5 assists expected to play a key part and continue his scintillating form. Kevin Volland who has 7 goals and 13 assists this season has will also be crucial when Leverkusen face Schalke 04 on Saturday.
Meanwhile, it will also be Schalke 04’s 31st league match of the season. They managed to secure a point in a draw against Union Berlin (1-1) last weekend arresting a slump in form that had seen them lose four of their last six Bundesliga matches; DLLLLD. They are in 10th place and at risk of another bland season. David Wagner knows he has to get a positive result when he faces Dortmund on Saturday. Schalke have earned only 38 points from 30 Bundesliga appearances. With a goal scoring ratio of 1.1 they have managed 9W, 11D and 10L from those 30 league appearances this season. They have also scored 35 goals and conceded 47 leaving them with a GD of -12. Wagner adopted a 3-4-2-1 formation against Union and his side looked solid for the most part. It looks likely he repeats the trick. Top scorer, Suat Serdar has scored 7 goals and
together with Amine Harit who has 6 goals and 4 assists would be key in unlocking Leverkusen’s defense.
The reverse fixture back in December saw Leverkusen take the victory after the game ended 2-1. Before then, they played in May, 2019 and it ended 1-1. Prior to that game, they met in December, 2018 and it ended 1-2, a victory for Bayer Leverkusen.
We predict 1-3 at fulltime in favor of Leverkusen.
Date: 13th of June, 2020.
Kick-off time: 18:00 (GMT +2).
Match Day: 31.
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 17:00.
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