Schalke vs Freiburg Prediction and Betting Preview 21 Dec 2019

Schalke vs Freiburg PredictionSchalke vs Freiburg Prediction and Preview for Saturday's Bundesliga fixture. The Veltins Arena will host the action as Bundesliga weekend action rolls on. High flying Schalke welcome Freiburg looking to enter into the top 4 fray after some pretty convincing performances lately. Freiburg are hot on their heels with only 4 points separating the sides.
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Match status: 2019-20 Bundesliga - Matchweek 17
Venue: Veltins Arena (Gelsenkirchen)

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Schalke are having quite an interesting season. 16 matches in the league, they have won half of them and drawn in 5. Currently at 5th place, it’s a pretty impressive feat for a side that finished 14th last season.

Hopes are high for a Champions League berth but the Die Knappen could well settle for a Europa spot as well. In this clash, the Royal Blues are expected to go all the way with a win if their home performances this season are anything to go by.

They have only lost once at home (to defending champions Bayern) in 8 matches on home soil (W4 D3 L1) and the David Wagner led side will zealously guard their impeccable record. It might be easy against a Freiburg side that seems to stutter on the road. A win here could propel Schalke to third on the log if Dortmund and Bayern drop points in their respective fixtures.
Freiburg on the other hand could well be headed to a third defeat here. The domestic outfit are nicknamed Breisgau-Brasiliane for their attractive style of play but that has not been showing lately.

In midweek domestic action, they threw away a draw against Bayern after conceding two quick goals in additional time. That was their second successive defeat and the side might be in danger of dropping into the second half of the table. Freiburg currently sit on 6th position and should they fight it out, they are in line for contention in a Europa play off spot.

Coach Christian Streich has been leading the side for 8 years and he knows their ins and outs. He will fully prepare to even come out with a draw here at the Schalke fortress and the German tactician might need a miracle of sorts to accomplish that.

Injured or Suspended Players:

The royal blues of Schalke will have a long injury list to contend with McKennie W.(Shoulder Injury), Sane S. (Knee Injury), Schopf A.(Thigh Injury) and Stambouli B.(Foot Injury) while goalkeeper Nubel A. is out with a red card suspension.

Visitors Freiburg will be without forward Gian-Luca Waldschmidt out with an ankle injury while they also have a long list of doubtful players heading into this clash.

Head-to-Head Bundesliga Record: Schalke v Freiburg

2018-19 Bundesliga
Schalke 0-0 Freiburg

2018-19 Bundesliga
Freiburg 1-0 Schalke

2017-18 Bundesliga
Schalke 2-0 Freiburg

2017-18 Bundesliga
Freiburg 0-1 Schalke

Pre-Match Odds:

Schalke - 1.73
Draw - 3.94
Freiburg - 5.25

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

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Schalke vs Freiburg Predictions

Normally, affairs between these two sides do not produce much goals as evidenced by their most recent 10 meetings which have all ended with under 2.5 goals. With nagging injuries to deal with, the two might be cagey and not much explosive action is expected. Schalke will claim the visitors scalp though in their pursuit for a place in Europe’s showpiece.
Our Betting Tip:
Home Win @ 1.73
Correct Score:
Schalke 1-0 Freiburg @ 8.00

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