Interesting action takes place in the Bundesliga on Saturday, as two sides in solid form before the international break lock horns. Bayer Leverkusen will be looking to record a fourth straight win, while Schalke will be looking to go nine without defeat.
Xabi Alonso has done an excellent job at Bayer Leverkusen to get the German side back into contention for a European finish this term. Leverkusen come into this weekend sitting eighth in the standings, but they have recorded victories in each of their previous three. If they are able to record a fourth straight win this weekend, then they could move level on points with the team sitting sixth in the standings.
Leverkusen picked up an excellent win in their most recent fixture, as they recorded a shock 2-1 home win against Bayern Munich. The team showed excellent fight to come back from going 1-0 down inside the opening 22 minutes in that match, with Exequiel Palacios scoring twice from the penalty spot to record a famous home win.
Schalke remain in the bottom three places in the Bundesliga standings, but they were edging toward safety before the international break. They are now just a point from safety, and they should come into this match in good confidence after going eight without defeat in the Bundesliga.
Only Borussia Dortmund are currently on a longer unbeaten streak in the top flight, and their form since the World Cup has been excellent. At home, they have gone four without defeat, but three of their matches over that period have ended in draws.
Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to Head
Bayer Leverkusen come into this fixture with an excellent record against Schalke, as they have gone seven without defeat. Over that run, they have recorded five wins, with two matches ending in draws. In fact, Leverkusen has recorded 35 Bundesliga wins against Schalke in their history, and only Bayern Munich has scored more goals against Schalke than Leverkusen.
Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
This should be an entertaining game on Saturday, as both sides will be full of confidence. However, we will be siding with the away team. Leverkusen boasts an excellent historical record against Schalke, and their recent performances in the Bundesliga have been excellent.
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