Defending a series of 13 consecutive victories and leading shot of the German Championship 2017/2018, Bayern Munich receives this Saturday, February 10, Schalke for the twenty-second round of the competition. At the Allianz Arena, the match kicks off at 3:30 p.m. (Brasília time).
The recent performance of Bayern Munich
On Tuesday, February 6, Bayern had the opportunity to do a ‘training’ against Padeborn. In front of the third division side, as a visitor, he reached the German Cup semifinals with a 6-0 win. It was his 11th win in official matches – the other two in the 100% in friendlies.
The only problem in the match was the concussion of midfielder and striker Thomas Muller (17 matches in the 2017/2018 German Championship, four goals). A blow struck in shock with the opposing goalkeeper took him out of the field even in the first half. The medical department of Bayern Munich has not yet made an official statement on the situation. However, the first information in the German press reveals that this is not a more serious problem. Thus, the athlete can even be climbed among the starters this Saturday.
Also in the infirmary is the goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (three performances in the season); defender Jerome Boateng (13 games, one goal); and Thiago Alcântara (nine games, one goal) and Javi Martinez (13 matches, one goal).
Bayern are unbeaten in the Bundesliga when they play in their dominions. In ten home games, he won nine times and drew 32 with eight goals.
The current form of Schalke
Schalke missed the chance to take on the German side’s runners-up defeat by defeating Werder Bremen, who had been in the relegation zone by 2-1. nine wins, seven draws and five losses), fell to fifth place.
The reaction was soon. The team also went into the field in the middle of the week to play a match of the quarterfinals of the German Cup. Again in their dominions, made 1 to 0 in Wolfsburg ensuring their passage to the semifinals, which also have, in addition to Bayern, with Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen. A draw will define the crosses.
Coach Domenico Tedesco also has injury problems on the team. However, they are not so significant. The only starter in the injury recovery process is North American midfielder Weston McKennie (14 matches in the 2017/2018 German Championship, no goal). he was out of the last three matches due to the knee injury.
History of the bouts between Bayern Munich and Schalke
Bayern have not been beaten by Schalke for 16 games. The series of 13 victories and three equalities began in 2011. In the first round of the current season, the Munich team won 3-0.
With a superior cast in both quality and quantity and having the opportunity to play at home, Bayern are favorites for Saturday’s classic. It has a price of 1.28 in Bet365. Tie multiplies the investment by 6.00 and the return to success of Schalke is 9.50 for each real bet. Quotes were in effect at 9:17 AM on 8/2/2018.