SC Freiburg – Schalke SOCCER PICKS
Schalke 04 the season has started disastrously. The club from Gelsenkirchen is still without points after four matches. The fifth game will be on Tuesday-evening – against SC Freiburg.
SC Freiburg won its first game of the season on Saturday. What had been coming for a while, after previous nice matches in which the odds were not turned into goals. On visiting VfL Wolfsburg, however, Die Breisgauer was effective for the enemy’s purpose. After twenty minutes, the team of coach Christian Streich led 0-2. That lead was no longer in danger in the continuation of the match – Freiburg left Wolfsburg with a 1-3 victory.
“We have been trusted by our victory at Wolfsburg. That gives us strength, “Streich said at the press conference in preparation for Tuesday’s game. The coach talked about the young Roland Sallai, who was taken over from APOEL Nicosia this summer, and scored against Wolfsburg. ‘Roland showed at the training that he fits in the team. He understands football well, “says Streich. Whether Sallai will play on Tuesday is to wait. Streich has some possibilities to rotate.
For Schalke it is a depressing season so far. The club from Gelsenkirchen is still empty-handed after four games. Despite the fact that Die Knappen already had some strong opponents, that is of course unacceptable for a team that finished in second place last season. On Saturday, Schalke was an extra in the big FC Bayern position game. S04 was totally out of step. It was thanks to Bayern, who had no ambition to turn the Veltins Arena into a shooting gallery, which was only lost by 0-2.
For the interland break of next month, Schalke will have three opponents in the Bundesliga from which they should be able to take points. After the game in Freiburg, there are duels with Mainz 05 and Fortuna Düsseldorf. In between, wait in the Champions League Lokomotiv Moscow. It is clear that the next two weeks have to be won, so that it does not become a lost season.