Schalke 04 vs SC Freiburg: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

Schalke 04 vs SC Freiburg: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

This betting preview contains recent form, possible lineups, injury news, match predictions and betting tips for Schalke 04 vs SC Freiburg.

Fixture: Schalke 04 vs SC Freiburg
League: Bundesliga
Venue: Veltins-Arena
Date: Saturday, December 17
Kick-off: 14:30 GMT

Betting Preview:

Schalke 04 slumped to a third consecutive defeat (all competitions) last week in their narrow 1-0 loss at home to Leverkusen. They will also be without experienced defender Naldo, who received a red card within 204 seconds last time out.

SC Freiburg ended their four match stretch without a win with a 1-0 win over bottom of the league Darmstadt 98. They now have the task of building on their win away from home, where they’ve only mustered up a single win this season.

Match Prediction:

Freiburg have failed to win 12 of their last 13 away matches in the Bundesliga despite scoring in 86% of them. Meanwhile, the hosts have relied on resolute home performances to climb the table, earning 71% of their points at the Veltins-Arena.

Freiburg have conceded in every away match this season and 71% of their matches this campaign have seen over 2.5 goals scored. Schalke 04 have scored 78% of their goals at home this year, and without Naldo could be more vulnerable at the back.

There’s not much to separate the two sides statistically and it seems as though the home advantage could be enough to swing the match in Schalke 04’s favour.

Possible Lineups:

Schalke 04: Fahrmann; Schopf, Kehrer, Höwedes, Kolasinac, Baba Rahman; Bentaleb, Geis, Gorezka; Meyer; Chupo-Moteng
SC Freiburg: Schwolov; Kubler, Gulde, Soyuncu, Gunter; Stenzel, Frantz, Schuster, Grifo; Haberer; Neiderlechner

Injury News:

Schalke 04: Embolo (out), Coke (out), Huntelaar (out), Di Santo (out); Schopf (susp), Naldo (susp)
SC Freiburg: Kempf (out), Neidermeier (out), Philipp (out)

Betting Tips:

Match Result & BTTS: Schalke 04 & Yes @ 3.20

 

Both Score No Draw @ 2.45

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