Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/04/2023

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Schalke - Bayer Leverkusen

Germany Bundesliga I - VELTINS-Arena

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Schalke take on Bayer Leverkusen at the VELTINS-Arena in Germany’s Bundesliga on Saturday, April 1st. Can Schalke tame in-form Leverkusen when the teams clash in Gelsenkirchen? Read our Bundesliga predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen

Schalke put their eight-match unbeaten run on the line when they host Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Read our top Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

Schalke Double Chance

Schalke had looked like relegation certainties earlier in the campaign, however, they have been mounting a genuine push for survival since the new year and just before the international break, they had put together an eight-match unbeaten run in the Bundesliga. Bayer Leverkusen beat Bayern Munich last time out, though a trip to play a dogged Schalke side who are fighting for their lives represents a different challenge and Die Werkself could drop points for the seventh time in 11 away assignments.

Both Teams to Score

Bayer Leverkusen have only kept one clean sheet in 12 away games in the Bundesliga this term, so it makes sense to expect Xabi Alonso’s watery defence to concede again at Schalke. Leverkusen come equipped with some high-end attacking talent however, and both teams to score has landed in six of their last eight matches on the road as a consequence. A similar outcome could be on the cards on Saturday and our second Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction advises a stake in the same direction.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen

View our selection of key stats for Saturday’s contest featuring Schalke – Bayer Leverkusen below alongside a tool to help you choose the most suitable odds.

Head to Head

08/10/22

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

Schalke

Schalke

4

0

03/04/21

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

Schalke

Schalke

2

1

06/12/20

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Schalke

Schalke

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

0

3

14/06/20

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Schalke

Schalke

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

1

1

07/12/19

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

Schalke

Schalke

2

1

Last Five - Schalke

17/02/24

Germany Bundesliga II Germany

Wehen SV

Wehen SV

Schalke

Schalke

0

1

W

11/02/24

Germany Bundesliga II Germany

Holstein Kiel

Holstein Kiel

Schalke

Schalke

1

0

L

03/02/24

Germany Bundesliga II Germany

Eintracht Braunschweig

Eintracht Braunschweig

Schalke

Schalke

0

1

W

26/01/24

Germany Bundesliga II Germany

Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern

Schalke

Schalke

4

1

L

20/01/24

Germany Bundesliga II Germany

Hamburg

Hamburg

Schalke

Schalke

2

0

L

Last Five - Bayer Leverkusen

17/02/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Heidenheim

Heidenheim

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

1

2

W

10/02/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

0

3

W

06/02/24

Germany DFB Pokal POK

VfB Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

2

3

W

03/02/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

0

2

W

27/01/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Borussia M'gladbach

Borussia M'gladbach

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

0

0

D

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen odds and probability figures ahead of Saturday’s game below. If you’re looking for more of the best football betting tips today, make sure to follow the link

Schalke odds: 29/10 (3.9) – 25.6%

Draw odds: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%

Bayer Leverkusen odds: 93/100 (1.93) – 51.8%

Schalke have only a 25.6% chance of emerging from Saturday’s fixture with all three points according to the bookies’ latest probability figures, while over 2.5 goals has a 54.1% chance of landing at odds of 17/20. Schalke meanwhile, are priced at 20/23 (1.87 – 53.5%) to take full advantage of +1.0 goal handicap.

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates, Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen lineups and team news for Saturday’s Bundesliga meeting below.

Schalke

Schalke have a lengthy list of absentees which includes Sepp van den Berg, Moritz Jenz, Cedric Brunner, Danny Latza, Ere Uronen and Tim Starke, while Sebastian Polter remains a long-term absentee alongside Justin Heekeren. Schalke will hope to welcome some of their walking-wounded players back for Saturday, however.

Predicted Lineup for Schalke: Fahrmann – Brunner, Yoshida, Jentz, Matriciani – Kral, Krauß, Balanta – Karaman, Bulter Frey

Bayer Leverkusen

Charles Aranguiz, Nadiem Amiri, Patrik Schick and Andrey Lunev are expected to miss Saturday's game, though Karim Bellarabi could return to the fold. Bayer won five games on the spin in all competitions before the international break. Their 2-1 comeback win over Bayern Munich last time out was a major confidence-builder.

Predicted Lineup for Bayer Leverkusen: Hradecky – Tapsoba, Tah, Hincapie – Frimpong, Palacios, Andrich, Bakker – Diaby, Wirtz, Adli

Player to Watch – Exequiel Palacios

Argentinean midfielder Exequiel Palacios was Bayer Leverkusen’s match-winning hero against Bayern Munich in the last round of Bundesliga fixtures. The 24-year-old showed nerves of steel to score twice from the penalty spot in the second half against the champions, while Palacios also made a tigerish three tackles and three interceptions.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Schalke

Schalke
4-2-3-1
1
Ralf Fahrmann
de
27
Cedric Brunner
ch
4
Maya Yoshida
jp
3
Leo Greiml
at
41
Henning Matriciani
de
30
Alex Kral
cz
6
Tom Krauss
de
24
Dominick Drexler
de
10
Rodrigo Zalazar Martinez
uy
11
Marius Bulter
de
26
Michael Frey
ch
Substitutes
21
Niklas Tauer
de
23
Mehmet-Can Aydin
tr
13
Alexander Schwolow
de
20
Tim Skarke
de
33
Eder Balanta
co
29
Tobias Mohr
de
35
Marcin Kaminski
pl
39
Joey Paul Muller
de
9
Simon Terodde
de

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen
3-4-3
1
Lukas Hradecky
fi
6
Odilon Kossounou
ci
4
Jonathan Tah
de
12
Edmond Tapsoba
bf
30
Jeremie Frimpong
nl
25
Exequiel Palacios
ar
8
Robert Andrich
de
3
Piero Hincapie
ec
19
Moussa Diaby
fr
27
Florian Wirtz
de
21
Amine Adli
fr
Substitutes
17
Callum Hudson-Odoi
gb
5
Mitchel Bakker
nl
24
Tim Fosu-Mensah
nl
22
Daley Sinkgraven
nl
28
Patrick Pentz
at
9
Sardar Azmoun
ir
10
Kerem Demirbay
de
38
Karim Bellarabi
de
18
Noah Mbamba
be

Bundesliga Standings

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction

Who is Bayer Leverkusen’s manager?

Xabi Alonso is currently at the helm at Bayer Leverkusen following his appointment last year.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 13:30 BST.

Which club is favourite to win this weekend?

Bayer Leverkusen have been priced as favourites to claim maximum points on Saturday. Make sure to check out our expert Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich prediction near the top of this preview.


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