Schalke 04 and Borussia M’gladbach measure forces in Veltins ‑ Arena, in a match for the 18th round of the Bundesliga. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 17‑08-2019, the two teams tied (0‑0). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 7 games won 3, drew 2 and lost 2. But the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium, in 02‑ 02-2019, for the Bundesliga, Borussia M’gladbach won by (0-2). C. Kramer (85 ‘) and F. Neuhaus (90’) scored the goals of the match for Borussia M’gladbach. Attention to the home factor, since Schalke 04 usually conquers different results at home and abroad.
After 8 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses, the home team is currently in 5th position, with 30 points won. In their last match, they tied with Freiburg at home by (2-2), after in the previous match they had drawn by (1-2) outside, in a match against Wolfsburg. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with 34 goals scored and 17 suffered; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in his stadium, with 24 goals scored and 22 suffered. In the last match he played, for the Friendlies, he won the Hamburger SV out by (0-4). In his last 9 home games for the championship Schalke 04 won 4, drew 4 and lost 1, so he won 16 points in 27 possible.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 8 games in his stadium. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 1-0 (4 in 9 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 17 games in the competition, he suffered the first goal 5 times, but got the comeback in 2.
Schalke 04 comes to this match with a 2×2 draw at home against Freiburg, thus achieving a three-game run without losing in the Bundesliga: Serdar and Kutucu scored the goals. It should be noted that the home team lost only 1 of the 9 home games, precisely in the first round, against Bayern Munich. In this match against Borussia Monchengladbach, coach David Wagner must keep the team in the usual tactical system, benefiting the possession of the ball and organized attacks across the flanks. Suat Serdar and Amine Harit are the best finishers of Schalke 04, with 6 goals scored. Absences from this match due to injury: Sané, Stambouli and McKennie.
The visiting team is currently in 2nd position, with 35 points won, after 11 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home against Paderborn by (2‑0). In the last match, he tied out against Hertha BSC by (0-0). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 13 suffered; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 31 goals scored and 24 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a home victory with Freiburg by (2‑1). For the championship, Borussia M’gladbach conquered 13 points in 24 possible, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 8 games he played as a visitor. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 17 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times, but got the comeback in 3.
Borussia Monchengladbach is coming for this game with a 0-0 draw against Hertha, which now has a two-game losing streak in this German championship. We remember that visitors have won only 1 of the last 5 away matches. In this match at the Schalke 04 stadium, coach Marco Rose should keep 4-3-3, with Alassane Plea, Marcus Thuram and Breel Embolo as the team’s most advanced references. The last two players mentioned are the top scorers of Borussia Monchengladbach, with 6 goals each. For this match, the visiting coach can count on all the players.