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Schalke 04 vs Bayer Leverkusen betting tips: Bundesliga preview, predictions and odds

This article provides a preview, odds and recommended bets for the Bundesliga meeting between Schalke 04 and Bayer Leverkusen on April 1st, 2023


Our recommended bet for Saturday’s clash at the Veltins-Arena comes in the form of a draw between Schalke 04 and Bayer Leverkusen, featuring goals from both teams.

A £10 wager for such an outcome will secure you a return of £45 with Betway.

Match preview

Two sides in the midst of positive recent spells of form are set to lock horns in a Bundesliga clash at the Veltins-Arena this Saturday, April 1st.

The matchup in question will see Schalke act as hosts, in a meeting with Bayer Leverkusen.

Beginning with the former, Schalke, of course, remain in the thick of the battle against relegation back to the 2nd tier of German football.

Owing to a dismal opening to the campaign, Die Knappen sit 2nd from bottom in the table, just a point clear of basement dwellers Stuttgart.

And yet, just a couple of months ago, the situation actually looked an altogether more alarming one for Gelsenkirchen-based giants.

Dating back to late-January, all told, Schalke have remained unbeaten across the club’s last eight league outings.

This stretch includes a particularly impressive four-game run leading into the international break, which saw Thomas Reis’ troops get the better of fellow relegation candidates Stuttgart and Bochum, as well as hold high-flying Union Berlin and table-topping Borussia Dortmund to draws.

Last time out, meanwhile, a trip to Augsburg saw Die Knappen showcase their never-say-die spirit, in bagging a crucial equaliser deep into injury-time courtesy of Marius Bulter.

Making it nine straight games unbeaten, though, will prove no easy task for Reis and co. this weekend.

This comes with upcoming opponents Bayer Leverkusen have embarked on a fine stretch of form of their own of late.

All told, Die Werkself have emerged triumphant from six of the club’s last seven, including each of their last five across all competitions.

Either side of making short work of Ferencvaros to book their spot in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, Xabi Alonso’s men got the better of both Hertha BSC and Werder Bremen.

Then, in the club’s final outing pre-international break, Bayer solidified their return to form by way of a stellar 2-1 victory over champions Bayern Munich.

Such impressive exploits have culminated in Die Werkself climbing to 8th in the German top-flight standings, just three points off the European places.

Safe to say, then, that Saturday’s Veltins-Arena showdown looks a tough one to call.

Visitors Bayer, based on quality alone, should of course be viewed as favourites.

The recent resilience showcased by Schalke, though, means that the hosts should not be ruled out, with an eventual sharing of the spoils looking a decent bet as things stand.

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