RB Leipzig take on the visitors Schalke 04 at “Red Bull Arena” in the matchday 18 of the German Bundesliga. The game will be played in Leipzig on Saturday, January 13th.
At the moment RB Leipzig occupy the fifth position in the elite division standings, fighting for a place in the next season’s UEFA Champions League. The side played eight clashes in face of its supporters, having taken 17 points and one single loss in them. The club’s attack shows decent football, having scored 17 goals already as well as its defense which conceded 10 goals. In their latest home battles “Die Roten Bullen” have been broken by Hertha BSC 2:3, deserved 2:2 draw against 1. FSV Mainz 05 and beat SV Werder Bremen 2:0.
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In their turn, Schalke 04 look great in this season, producing quite solid results. The team participated in eight matches on the road, having got three triumphs and three draws in them. The team’s offense demonstrate rather consistent play, having scored 12 goals already while its defense is not able to maintain the same level with 11 goals conceded already. In their latest games conducted at away fields “Die Knappen” gained three draws: 2:2 vs. Eintracht Frankfurt, 1:1 against Borussia Monchengladbach and 4:4 vs. Borussia Dortmund.
Both rivals produce solid results within the German Bundesliga, claiming for the high positions in the table. Schalke 04 showed impressive performance at the end of the year 2017, having not failed across 14 clashes in all tournaments. “Die Konigsblauen” are strong enough to prolong their successful run by getting points in the upcoming battle.
Prediction for the match: Schalke 04 to win with +0.5 Asian handicap (X2).