15 December 2019 live
High-flying Schalke can boast a six-game unbeaten Bundesliga home streak (W3, D3), although their average of 1.57 goals scored per home league game this term puts them midtable in the scoring charts. They have, at least, netted the opener in five of their seven top-flight home games so far, going unbeaten each time (W3, D2).
This game is unlikely to start quickly though, considering there’s yet to be a goal scored in the opening 15 minutes of any Schalke home match this season. In fact only two of the nine goals the hosts have conceded here this league campaign arrived before the break, which explains why they’ve trailed at half-time just once (HT: W3, D3, L1).
Eintracht Frankfurt travel here on a three-game losing top-flight away run, and are yet to record a clean sheet on the road this league campaign. In fact Frankfurt have picked up just three away points so far (W1, L5), after scoring an average of just 1.17 goals per road trip, whilst conceding an average of 2.0.
Four of their five Bundesliga away defeats have seen both teams score (three finished 2-1), and the visitors have only failed to find the net in one of their last 12 away league fixtures. Furthermore, Frankfurt have been involved in just one goalless top-flight game across their last 39 away fixtures.
Players to watch: Three of Amine Harit’s (S04) six Bundesliga goals this season came beyond the 80th minute. Meanwhile, Gonçalo Paciência (FRA) has scored the last match goal in four of the previous five games he got on the scoresheet.
Stat attack: There’s been a goal after the 80th minute in five of Schalke’s last six Bundesliga home games.
Frankfurt are yet to score in the first 30 minutes of any away league game this season.
Both teams have scored in just two of the last ten competitive H2Hs.
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 18:00.