Schalke vs FC Augsburg
Sunday 24th May 2020
Live on BT Sport 1 HD – Kick Off: 12:30 GMT
Schalke will host FC Augsburg in Bundesliga action this Sunday afternoon in the second game week since the return of the league from the coronavirus pandemic.
The two clubs have had relatively different seasons, with the hosts pushing for a Europa League qualification place whilst the visitors are looking over their shoulders in the relegation battle.
Schalke are slight favourites for this tie and are priced at 1/1 by SkyBet to win the match. Whilst their league position is favourable in this match, their recent form is not. They have failed to win their last seven competitive matches and were taken to the cleaners by Dortmund last weekend. However, they still possess the quality to beat their opponents on Sunday.
In attack, main striker Amine Harit is a doubt due to a knee injury therefore it would be a safer option to bet on midfielder Suat Serder to continue his incredible season with another goal. He is priced at 11/5 to score anytime
FC Augsburg are priced at 5/2 to pull off a vital away victory as they fend off relegation fears near the bottom of the table. The visitors are also in a terrible run of form, with five losses from their las six Bundesliga matches. They also suffered defeat last weekend after losing 2-1 to Wolfsburg and did not look threatening in attack.
Going forward, Augsburg will rest their hopes on Florian Niederlechner to find the answer with his 11 goals and six assists this season. He is priced at 8/1 to open the scoring.
Last time these two met, it was a festival of football with five goals scored in a 3-2 Schalke win and a total of 90 booking points were brandished during the match. This time, SkyBet are offering 11/8 for 50+ booking points as the two clubs prepare for battle once again.
The match will be televised on BT Sport 1 HD and kicks off at 14:30 BST.
Prediction: Schalke 2-1 FC Augsburg
– It will be a close match with both sides in bad form and desperate not to add another loss to their record, but the home team have a little more flair and composure in attacking areas.
Suggested Tips – Schalke vs FC Augsburg – (SKY365)
- Correct Score – Schalke to win 2-1 – (link no longer available).
Suggested Tips – Schalke vs FC Augsburg – (SKYBET)
- Correct Score Group Betting – Schalke to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 – 9/4.
- Anytime Goalscorer – Suat Serder – 9/5.
- Price Boost – Schalke to win and BTTS – 11/5.
Odds correct as of 22:57 BST on Friday 22 May 2020.