The clash between Schalke and Werder Bremen is the highlight of German Bundesliga this Saturday, with the two great clubs coming after one another. The Miners and the River Islanders, who will come out as a winner. The tradition here is massive, with numerous trophies involved, which means that this game is more than just three points. Especially for Schalke, who needs to redeem for an 8-0 loss to Bayern last week. Not to forget, Werder was beaten at home pretty badly, against Hertha Berlin, 1-4.
Schalke (+150) suffered a horrendous loss to Bayern last Friday, once the European champions packed eight goals in their net. The Miners suffered a nightmare in Munich, but that is pretty much every time they visit Allianz Arena in the recent few years. The animosity between these two sides is enormous and it is no wonder why Bayern tries to humiliate the team from Gelsenkirchen.
When counting in the results from the previous campaign along with the club friendlies, Schalke played just one match in the last nine that hasn’t seen over 2.5 goals.
The team added Goncalo Paciencia and Vedad Ibisevic during the transfer window but lost Weston McKennie, which is a massive blow because the young American presents one of the biggest talents of world Football. It will be interesting to see how they play without him.
Werder Bremen (+180) opened the season in a bad manner, losing to Hertha Berlin at their Weser stadium with 1-4. It is definitely something nobody expected, especially after a solid preseason period in which this team had seven straight wins, five of them with clean sheets.
We are aware that the opponents weren’t some high-profile teams, but still, allowing four goals at home to Hertha is just too much. It was the first defeat for Bruno Labbadia’s boys after 11 straight events.
It seems that they upgraded their team during the summer, allowing veterans like Nuri Sahin and Fin Bartels to leave, bringing Leonardo Bittencourt and Omer Toprak, but that hasn’t been seen in the first game they played,
Schalke has three players who won’t be able to play in this event. The first one is Omar Mascarell, the second Salif sane, and Suat Serdar, all of them out due to tough injuries.
Kevin Mohwald, Omer Toprak, and Milot Rashica are all out for the River Islanders, which is a massive blow for them.
Head to Head Matches
It is interesting that both games last year saw the guests winning. It was 1-2 in Bremen, and 0-1 in Gelsenkirchen.
Werder has four wins in the last five events, and only the last one saw them scoring one goal.
This is a clash of two wounded teams who suffered hard slaps in the face seven days ago. If by any chance, one of these sides loses the upcoming match too, things won’t be pleasant even though it’s only the second round.
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