Bayern Munich vs Schalke 04
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 10 February 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich).
Bayern Munich have made it 13 wins on the trot across competition when they bagged six past the lower-division Paderborn to storm into the semis of DFB Pokal. The Bundesliga title has practically been already defended as the Bavarians are 18 points clear at the top of the standings and Jupp Heynckes will have the luxury of a stress-free period until the end of the season in the domestic competition.
Next up for the table-toppers is Schalke 04 who have also been successful in mid-week going past the likes of Wolfsburg to reach the cup’s semifinal. It was Guido Burgstaller who took advantage of the chance to feature the starting lineup by netting the match-winner against the Wolves on Wednesday evening.
The Austrian striker, who normally started league ties from the bench under Domenico Tedesco, could now feature the starting XI as Franco Do Santo has been finding it tough to produce up front lately even though the Argentine forward is obviously favoured by the new head coach. The Miners have fallen down to the fifth place in the league ladder after losing the home encounter it Werder Bremen last Saturday and they’ll have hard times breaking back into the top four against the league’s strongest outfit this weekend.
Bayern Munich vs Schalke 04: Head-to-head
Bayern Munich have been in full control of this matchup in the most recent history.
The Bavarians have won five and drawn one of last six H2H meetings with Schalke 04.
This included back-to-back 3-0 wins over the Miners.
Bayern Munich vs Schalke 04: Prediction
The hosts have won 13 on the trot in all competitions and we can’t see the inconsistent Schalke 04 side causing major troubles to such streak here.
Backing Bayern Munich to clinch a comprehensive victory at their Allianz Arena is thus just the way to go.