Schalke vs FC Koln: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Alex Campean

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:22 AM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 10:22 AM UTC

Let’s get on Schalke’s train before it stops to the next station

<div><h2>Schalke vs FC Koln</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow"><strong>Saturday, October 5th, at Veltins Arena (Gelsenkirchen)</strong></a></p><p>After a poor start to their Bundesliga season in which they failed to score in their 1st two matches against Gladbach and Bayern Munich, Schalke won 4 consecutive matches scoring 13 goals in the process. They also managed to pull-off the upset and beat RB Leipzig 3-1 on the road after a brilliant performance. They now sit 4th in the standings with 13 points earned in 6 matches. On the other side, the newly promoted side, FC Koln have the worst attack in the league with just 4 goals scored in 6 matches and the 3rd worst defence with 15 goals conceded in the process. They enter this match on the back of 3 defeats in a row in which they failed to find the back of the net conceding 9 goals.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>The 18-year old Wales international Rabbi Matondo scored his first Bundesliga goal last weekend in the 3-1 superb victory against RB Leipzig. Former Huddersfield Town coach David Wagner shows a lot of personality having a great influence on Schalke’s results this season. With many young and talented players inside their team, Schalke can easily finish this season in top 8. The 22-year old Morocco International Amine Harit is on fire as he scored four goals and offered two assists in his last three outings for Schalke. The 2 teams have no injury concerns for this match, so we expect the best starting lineups. Schalke’s players are all focused and determined to show that last year was just a mistake. They changed their style, they are now playing a possession-based football, pressing high and winning the ball in their opponents’ half. They have a great quality all over the pitch. They have no real stars inside their team, but they are acting as ONE.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>It’s easy to observe that Schalke significantly improved since David Wagner signed with them. They have a winning mentality, they changed their style, they have pace, they are always trying to impose their rhythm and dominate their opponents. On the other side, FC Koln’s main objective this season is to avoid relegation. Right now, they are sitting in the danger zone with just 3 points earned in 6 matches. We don’t expect them to stop Schalke’s winning streak on the road. We expect a home win and at least 2 goals in the match.</p><p><a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bundesliga Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: Schalke to win and over 1.5 goals in the match at 1.8 with Paddy Power</strong></em></a></p></div>
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