FC Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen will be meeting at Veltins Arena on Saturday for another match of round 29 of 2019-20 German Bundesliga. Werder are right now in the relegation zone on the 17th spot with 22 points, six behind the first side in the safe spots, while Schalke are sitting in 9th place with 37 points. David Wagner’s situation as FC Schalke head coach will be under the microscope when the Royal Blues have Werder Bremen on Saturday.
The River Islanders are placed in the relegation zone right now and need an excess of six points to abstain from getting the boot.
Be that as it may, they do have a game close by, and are removing on the amazingly from form Royal Blues. Also, the River Islanders do have an extraordinary h2h record against them lately. Likely, expect a hard-battled Werder Bremen win.
Schalke are having a hopeless year up until now. They are right now on a ten-game winless run, making them one of the most exceedingly terrible performing teams in the Bundesliga, in this calendar year. The Royal Blues have likewise lost every one of the three of their games since the league’s restart including a terrible 4-0 defeat to most despised adversaries Borussia Dortmund in the Revierderby.
Schalke’s latest fiasco came against Fortuna Dusseldorf in midweek, when they lost 2-1. The loss expanded their winless streak and failing to make sure about a triumph this end of the week might permit in-form Hertha Berlin to push them out of the top end of the league table.
That being stated, Werder Bremen are a perfect opposition if Schalke are to rediscover their structure. Much like the Ruhrpott giants, the club from the north has been in hopeless form, making sure about just one win in their last eight league matches.
The Green and Whites are just in front of SC Paderborn in the league table. In any case, a defeat this end of the week could immediately permit the minnows to surpass them, even though Bremen are yet to play one more game.
Schalke isn’t making some good time in Bundesliga at this moment. In their last three games since the season began once more, Schalke has 3 losses, 9 conceded goals, and just 1 scored goal. Because of the incredible beginning of the season, Schalke is presently in 9th spot in the standings with 37 points, 5 points away from the Europa League, however except if Schalke begins scoring goals and winning points, the Europa League will be a fantasy for the next season.
In their most recent Bundesliga match against Fortuna on the road not long ago, Schalke was a fiasco with just 33% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and 63% of the correct passes. Schalke had the lead in 53rd minute regardless of not demonstrating anything in this match, however, Fortuna made something happen shortly and Schalke has lost this match 2-1. Schalke is strong in the attacking end this season, or to be more exact, was strong, yet their defense has been a disaster over their last 9 games where Schalke conceded at least one goal in 8 of those 9 games.
Serdar os the leading goal scorer for Schalke with 7 goals, while Harit included 6 goals. Stambouli, MAscarell, and Harit are harmed and won’t be in the lineup for this match.
Werder is giving indications of life! With just 1 loss in their last three games, Werder is approaching the edge of the relegation zone in Bundesliga. With 22 points, Werder is presently in 17th spot, still 6 points away from the protected zone, yet Werder is gradually arriving.
In their Bundesliga match against M’gladbach recently, Werder had a better than average game with 44% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, and 80% of precise passes. It was a tight game that could have gone in any case, however, it finished in a 0-0 draw.
Rashica is as yet the leading goal scorer for Werder with 7 goals, while Osako and Klaassen included 4 goals each. The injury list is still very long for Werder with Mohwal, Fullkrug, Toprak, Pizarro, Philipp, and Plogmann all on the list. Bargfrede is suspended on account of the yellow cards. Each one of those wounds influenced Werder’s season, however, there is no reason to score just 29 goals in 27 games, in any case, the offense isn’t Werder’s most concerning issue as they conceded monstrous 59 goals so far this season. There are still enough games left for Werder to make sure about their spot in Bundesliga next season, however, their defense must improve extraordinarily.
Schalke vs Werder Bremen Team News
David Wagner was helped by the arrival of Ozan Kabak and the Turkish centre-back is more than prone to hold his place at the core of the Schalke defence, in front of Jean-Clair Todibo, who is as yet not completely fit. He is relied upon to partner Salif Sane and Matija Nastastic, forming the three-man defensive backline.
The ex-Huddersfield supervisor could keep on placing his confidence in Alessandro Schopf in central midfield following the injury of Suat Serdar, who has been precluded for the rest of the season. Omar Mascarell is probably going to come back to full fitness however could begin the seat.
That implies Schopf will form the midfield double turn close by Weston McKennie, with Bastian Oczipka and Jonjoe Kenny working as wing-backs. It will be intriguing to perceive how they manage Werder Bremen’s dedicated wide players at this end of the week.
Pushing ahead, Amine Harit has been precluded because of injury, which should serve as a gigantic blow for the home side. Daniel Caligiuri will keep on assigning for him on the conservative, with Rabbi Matondo including on the opposite flank.
At last, the Schalke attack will be initiated by Guido Burgstaller. The forward has persevered through an entirely useless season up until this point and with Michael Gregoritsch and Ahmed Kutucu pushing for a beginning, he should play out this end of the week.
Much like Schalke, Werder Bremen additionally have a host of key players out injured, including defender Omer Toprak while Milos Veljkovic is suspended. All things considered, coach Florian Kohfeldt is probably going to return to a three-man backline to reflect Schalke’s 3-4-3.
That should see Kevin Vogt come back to the side, forming the defensive backline close by Niklas Moisander and Christian Gross. In the wing-back division, be that as it may, Ludwig Augustinsson is uncertainty, which means Marco Friedl could once again get the opportunity on the left flank, with Theodor Gebre Selassie beginning the opposite side.
Maximilian Eggestein and Davy Klaassen have ensured starters in central midfield. Their dynamic pressing could be key in denying Schalke the chance to develop from the back and dominate the game in the center third of the pitch.
Bittencourt and Klaasen two will likewise hope to offer extra help to wide attackers like Milot Rashica and Leonardo Bittencourt, who is probably going to supplant Yuya Osako.
Bremen will require a more physical presence against the Schalke backline meaning Davie Selke could stretch out beyond Josh Sargent in the number nine slot.
Schalke vs Werder Bremen Head-to-head (h2h)
The River Islanders won four of the previous five conflicts. The Royal Blues conceded at least two goals in four of the past five experiences. Eight of the last eleven overall wins had gone to the teams on the road.
The visitors are on a three-match winning run at this stadium. Since 2011, not once have the guests failed to score at this venue.
Date: Saturday, 30 May 2020
Start Time: 14:30 BST/15:30 CET
TV Channel: BT Sport(UK), FOX Sports (US)
Schalke vs Werder Bremen Prediction
The Royal Blues were defeated 2-1 on the road the last match-day, by Dusseldorf. Despite common, the previous had a triumphant possibility, as they were leading 0-1 toward the beginning of the first half, however, the squad later yielded two goals to relinquish that advantage. With this loss, the extent of the Royal Blues making it into Europe was decreased.
In the interim, the River Islanders were held to a goalless draw at home the earlier game week, by Monchengladbach. The team tried their best for success, yet the guests cleverly defended the runs made to the home offense and left with a single point.
As things stand, the River Islanders have the high ground. The explanation being, they are pursuing a safe spot in the table, and are frantic, while their counterparts are now in a protected position in standings, and don’t get an opportunity to make it to the European zone. Likely, motivation-wise, the River Islanders have more motivation to give everything on the pitch.
Going on, the Royal Blues are on a 12-match winless run, and they had lost six of their previous seven games. The team had additionally yielded a total of 19 goals from their earlier seven fixtures while having failed to score in six of the first eight match-ups.
Also, they had lost four of the past six h2h conflicts, and are on a losing streak at this venue in three such fixtures. Thinking about these perceptions, it’s concluded that Werder Bremen ought to maintain a strategic distance from a loss, at any rate, this Saturday.
Bremen are a side known for their attacking ability while Schalke have stayed consistent excepting their ongoing poor run of form, which implies this could end up being an equally balanced experience, with the two sides battling to discover any openings. Subsequently, we expect a goalless draw at Veltins-Arena this end of the week.
Werder Bremen have placed in strong showings in consecutive games and with four points from their two games so far this week, they will be anxious to add in any event one more to that count as they travel to Schalke 04.
The hosts are on an awful run of form, losing every one of the three matches since the league returned before in the month and they are without a success in their last 10 Bundesliga fixtures. They have battled on the two sides of the ball in those three games having conceded nine and scoring only a single time and with Werder giving indications of progress, the guests ought to be able to avoid defeat in this one.
Schalke vs Werder Bremen Probable lineups
Probable lineup: Oczipka (c) – Caligiuri, Schubert – Kabak, Sane, Matondo, McKennie, Schöpf, Burgstaller, Nastasic – Kenny
Out: Stambouli (match fitness), Serdar (knee), Harit (ligament),
Doubtful: Raman (thigh), Mascarell (groin),
Coach: David Wagner
Probable lineup: Pavlenka – Moisander (c) – Gebre Selassie, Groß, Rashica, Vogt, M. Eggestein, Klaassen, Selke, Friedl – Bittencourt
Out: Möhwald (knee), Toprak (calf), Füllkrug (torn ACL), Pizarro (thigh), Veljkovic (suspended)
Doubtful: Augustinsson (match fitness)
Coach: Florian Kohfeldt