The leaders in the Bundesliga will play their final game before the World Cup break, as Bayern Munich will be looking for a sixth straight victory to extend their advantage at the top of the standings. Schalke will be hoping to spring a surprise and record just a third win of the season.
It has been a fine response by the German leaders following Union Berlin’s strong start to the season. Since relinquishing top spot, Bayern has recorded five straight victories, which has seen them move back to the top of the standings. Their advantage currently stands at four points, and they could stretch that lead to seven points with victory on Saturday against Schalke.
Bayern has scored a league-high of 47 goals this term, and they have allowed just 13 goals. The Bavarian giants have lost just once this term. Their latest victory was recorded in midweek, as Bayern smashed Werder Bremen 6-1. Serge Gnabry was in excellent form, as he netted a hat-trick. Meanwhile, further goals were added by Jamal Musiala, Leon Goretzka and Mathys Tel.
Schalke’s start to the season has been far from ideal, as the German side sits bottom of the standings. They already find themselves five points from safety at this stage of the campaign, as they have lost nine times from the 14 games that they have played. However, they did pick up a much-needed victory in their previous fixture.
Schalke’s second victory of the season was picked up on Wednesday evening, as they recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win at home against Mainz. The winning goal in that fixture was scored after just ten minutes, with Simon Terodde netting the only goal in the fixture.
Bayern Munich vs Schalke Head to Head
Bayern has an exceptionally strong record in this fixture, as the German giants have won their previous seven fixtures against Schalke. They have scored a total of 17 goals without conceding in the previous three meetings. The last Schalke win in this fixture was way back in December 2010.
Bayern Munich vs Schalke Prediction
This should be one of the more straightforward fixtures in the Bundesliga this weekend, as Bayern Munich look extremely strong. We could see the Bavarian giants taking the victory, with over 3.5 goals being scored at the Allianz Arena.
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