SC Freiburg vs Schalke 04 / Bundesliga – This could be a very interesting match of the Bundesliga’s fifth round and this is especially true for the home team. Runner-up from the previous season Schalke 04 has won no points after four rounds, while Freiburg also started with two defeats but then it drew and then won for the first time, which happened in the away match with Wolfsburg. Schalke won both matches with Freiburg played last season, where the latter hadn’t scored a single goal.
SC Freiburg – Schalke 04 begins 25.09.2018 at 20:30 CET
Freiburg had problems in the DFB-Pokal before the start of new season but it managed to overcome them. It then lost in first two rounds to Eintracth and Hoffenhime by two-goal difference. It means they were far away from chance to win at least one point, which they won in the third round against Stuttgart at home and after a very efficient match that ended as 3-3 draw. Freiburg had lead two times and then was trailing behind two times, but the result was tied after the final whistle,
They should have better used fact that they took a lead already in the first minute, however they played poorly in the finish of first and beginning of the second half when they received two goals. Manager Streich had made number of changes for away match in Wolfsburg and it all paid off as they won for the first time in the new season by sound 3-1. One of newcomers, Sallai, had scored the leading goal and because of that will probably start this match too.
Probable lineups SC Freiburg: Schwolow – P. Stenzel, Gulde, Heintz, C. Gunter – R. Koch, Hofler – Frantz, Sallai, Terrazzino – Petersen
Schalke failed to put an end to losing streak in the previous round but after what has happened it wasn’t objective to expect something like that. Clearly, they are in crisis, perhaps more in result crisis than how they play, however, points are what counts in football leagues and Schalke doesn’t have them. They faced Bayern on Saturday and despite they were the host it was hard to expect to make their first success of the season against reigning champion, which would be even a draw. They did manage to draw at the beginning of the Champions League when they faced Porto at home, but it was not something to brag about. Still, Bayern was too much to handle.
Early received goal had made the situation even harder and by the end of match they received another one. On the other hand they failed to score despite fact that manager Tedesco had sent on the pitch three classic forwards; Embolo, di Santo and Uth, where G. Burgstaller had stayed on the bench. Bentaleb also wasn’t in the starting line-up, as well as S. Serdar who got his chance in the Champions League. McKennie is injured and new changes in the team are inevitable regardless of his ability to play.
Probable lineups Schalke 04: Fahrmann – S. Sane, Naldo, Nastasic – D. Caligiuri, Schopf – Bentaleb, Rudy – Embolo, Uth, G. Burgstaller
SC Freiburg vs Schalke 04 PICK
Freiburg played quite well two previous matches but it is questionable can it played the third in a row? In the previous round Schalke 04 hadn’t really had a good chance to put an end to the losing streak and this is a good chance to do so.
Pick: Asian handicap 0 Schalke
Kvota: 1.65 at betvictor (down to 1.57 can be played)
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