Bayern v Schalke: start of the Bundesliga
Last season, Bayern beat Schalke twice dry, but will the Pitmen put up resistance on 18 September – we have prepared our forecast. What to expect from teams?
Bayern had an outstanding season last – despite a number of problems before the start of the season, the team of Hans-Dieter Flick did not leave any chances to competitors. After the quarantine, the Munich club was unstoppable – it managed to quickly leave behind all the contenders for the throne and win the Bundesliga ahead of schedule – Borussia Dortmund was 13 points behind.
After winning the championship, Bayern won the German Cup without any problems – in the final they were opposed by Bayer, but the pharmacists did not show proper resistance, losing 2: 4 in Berlin.
The next stage for Bayern was the Champions League – first, the German champion played the return match against Chelsea at home, beating the opponent 4-1 without any problems. After that, the Munich side went to Portugal, where they left no stone unturned from Barcelona (8: 2) in the quarterfinals, then beat Lyon (3: 0) in the semifinals.
In the Champions League final, Bayern beat PSG 1-0 to secure their third trophy of the season with a killer performance.
As for the acquisitions, the main thing is certainly the purchase of Leroy Sane , Manchester City received 45 million euros for the player. It is highly likely that Thiago Alcantara will go to England, his transfer to Liverpool is almost agreed upon.
Schalke failed last season – in the first round David Wagner’s team looked good and consistently took points, but the second part of the season turned into a nightmare. It was thanks to the points scored in the first round that the Pitmen managed to avoid the struggle for survival, since Werder Bremen, Paderborn and Fortuna were losing consistently throughout the season.
As a result, “Schalke” came to the finish line on the 12th line in the table, ahead of “Werder Bremen” who found themselves in the transition zone by eight points. Having lost in the last round 0: 4 to Freiburg, Schalke extended their streak without victories in all tournaments to 17 matches, but at the same time David Wagner is trusted by the management and under his leadership the club will enter the new season.
As for the real strengthening, it is not yet there – it is unlikely that 36-year-old Vedad Ibishevich will actually be able to strengthen the attacking line, rather he was signed for rotation.
Bayern have beaten Schalke in their last eight games
Bayern have scored less than three goals against Schalke in just one of their last four home games
Bayern have a 21-game winning streak
Bayern have scored fewer than two goals in just one of their last seven games
03.03.20 Schalke Bavaria 0: 1
01/25/2020 Bavaria Schalke 50
08.24.19 Schalke Bavaria 0: 3
02/09/19 Bavaria Schalke 3: 1
09/22/18 Schalke Bavaria 0: 2
02/10/18 Bavaria Schalke 2: 1
09/19/17 Schalke Bavaria 0: 3
03/01/17 Bavaria Schalke thirty
02/04/17 Bavaria Schalke eleven
09.09.16 Schalke Bavaria 0: 2
Bayern played at a very high level last season and will certainly set themselves the same goals in the new season. It is obvious that today the German champion will strive to achieve a confident victory, he hardly managed to lose his form in a month, so that Schalke will have a lot of work in defense today.
It is difficult to say in what condition the Pitmen are approaching the start of the championship, but the fact remains that today Schalke are seriously inferior to their opponents in the class, there has been no serious improvement, so it is highly likely that Bayern will win a big victory.
In our opinion, the hosts will take their points in the productive match. We offer a combined prediction – Bayern win + total over (3.5) goals . In BC Winline, this outcome is offered with odds of 1.77