Bayern Munich vs Schalke 04 Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Bayern Munich vs Schalke 04
German Bundesliga, Germany
Date: Saturday, 9th February 2019
Kick off at: 17.30 GMT
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

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Keen on keeping their league challenge alive and well, Bayern Munich are targeting nothing else than a win this weekend. Niko Kovac’s men will be facing a tough test though as they welcome Schalke 04 at Allianz Arena

Bayern Munich vs Schalke 04 Possible Lineups

Here are the Possible lineups for both sides as they are gearing themselves for that intriguing Bundesliga league clash on Saturday.  Let’s take a further look at what kind of lineups and formation that the two teams potentially preparing to help them achieving their target.

Bayern Munich

Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1

Probable Lineups: Ulreich(g);Kimmich, Hummels, Sule, Alaba(def);Martinez, Thiago(mid);Gnarby, Goretzka, Coman(att mid); Lewandowski(att)

Schalke 04

Expected Formation: 4-4-2

Probable Lineups: Fahrmann(g);Caliguri, Sane, Nastasic, Oczipka(def);Serdard, Rudy, Bentaleb, Konoplyanka(mid);Kutucu, Uth(att)

Recent Form

Heading into this weekend big match, both teams have already been involved in several matches whether its in DFB Pokal or Bundesliga. Let’s find out what kind of results the two sides have been experiencing to get a clear idea on their current form.

Bayern Munich

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWWLW

Kovac’s boys have actually been doing quite well since the start of 2019, apart from last weekend’s loss against Bayer Leverkusen. Minus that defeat, FC Hollywood have won all of their latest four fixtures.

Bayern’s four victories also include their midweek DFB Pokal success against Hertha Berlin, which Die Roten beat 3-2. In the league, their latest home game also ended in a win, beating VFB Stuttgart.

Schalke 04

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WWDLW

Domenico Tedesco’s ide have also done quite well so far in this early part of 2019. In their recent five matches, The Royal Blues picked up three wins one draw and only one defeat.

Unfortunately that defeat arrived just last weekend as Schalke was beaten at home by Borussia Mochengladbach. Tedesco’s men did redeem themselves at DFB Pokal as they advance into the next round after eliminated Fortuna.

Team News

Bayern Munich

Bayern are still without their French international midfielder, Corentin Tolisso, who is yet to recover from his long term injury. Manuel Neuer along with Franck Ribery remain doubtful for this weekend due to their injuries.

Thiago Alcantara will most likely return into the starting line up after missing out on Bayern’s midweek cup game. Robert Lewandowski should still taking Bayern’s target man role against Schalke.

Schalke 04

Tedesco will be traveling to Allianz without Steven Skrzybski, Alessandro Schopf and Breel Embolo as they are yet recovered from their injuries. Alexander Nubel is also out after receiving suspension due to his sending off against Monchengladbach.

Kutucu and Uth partnership will be Schalke’s main solution in search for goals this weekend. Playing away to Allianz Arena are never easy, but The Royal Blue will give their best shot.

Head to Head Records:

In their recent five meetings, Bayern have been dominant as they picked up three victories, one draw and one defeat.

Last season’s result at Allianz went into the home team’s favor with a slender 2-1 win over The Royal Blues.

Match Prediction

Bayern’s shocking defeat against Leverkusen last weekend puts them now slipping into third place in Bundesliga standings. That’s why they want nothing else aside from three points this weekend.

Schalke themselves are looking to trouble Bayern and come away with at least a point on Saturday. The home team still look stronger though and looking more likely ini getting tree points.

Final Score : 2-1

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