Vfb Stuttgart v Schalke 04
Competition ; Germany : Bundesliga
Mercedes Benz Arena – Stuttgart
Sunday, 20th September 2015 - kickoff 15:30 CET
Vfb Stuttgart have their own worst come from the Bundesliga history, losing a bunch of their first four matches against Cologne, Hamburger, Eintracht Frankfurt and Hertha Berlin. What is much more worrying is that they conceded at the least three goals in three in their four Bundesliga matches to date.
Attacking midfielder Daniel Didavi may be the only bright spot in Vfb Stuttgart`s team this coming year, scoring two goals and providing two goal assists as part of his four matches played until now.
Vfb Stuttgart`s recent matches have got all been full with goals. All with their last six matches have ended with at the least three goals scored. Their defense continues to be very leaky this year, allowing three goals an average of.
Striker Robbie Kruse suffered a hamstring injury yesterday, that could prevent him from playing from the upcoming 4 weeks.
Schalke 04 showed some mixed Bundesliga performances to date, winning two matches, drawing once and losing once. Last weekend they won 2-1 in your house against Mainz, but were a tad lucky to obtain all three points.
During midweek, Schalke 04 showed a convincing performance from the Europa League, beating the Cypriot side of APOEL with 0-3 away. Huntelaar scored twice in this game, and continued in reference to his good form. Last weekend also, he scored the match-winning goal against Mainz. Interesting fact with regards to the striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is last weekend he put in place an all time negative Bundesliga record of missing his fourth consecutive penalty kick.
Schalke 04 are actually playing badly at away grounds inside recent months. They were win just one in their last eleven away games. Schalke 04 have failed to score just one goal in seven of the last eleven away games.
Defender Matija Nastasic and midfielder Atsuto Uchida tend to be absent through injuries. Benedikt Howedes is back inside team after long absence due injury, but he could be questionable for selection with this match.
Vfb Stuttgart employ a better overall record against Schalke 04 within their Bundesliga duels of 42 wins, 14 draws and 34 defeats. More recently, none of the last six direct duels had resulted in a draw, with either side winning three games. Last season Schalke 04 won both games against Vfb Stuttgart, 0-4 in Stuttgart and 3-2 in Gelsenkirchen.
All on the last eight eyeball to eyeball matches between these sides have ended with at the least three goals scored, so as an alternative to picking a straight winner I would select the tradition here and suggest backing over 2.5 goals for being scored.
Tag : German Bundesliga