Schalke vs Union Berlin prediction comes before the 13th Bundesliga round matchup. This game will be played on Friday, November 29, at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. In this match preview, you will find the best betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two German teams.
Schalke vs Union Berlin Betting Tips
Schalke are flying high at the moment, with 22 points after 12 rounds. They’re at the 5th place, which is pretty good, but things can get even better for this team. Ahead of the 13th round, the team that’s at the very top of the Bundesliga table has only 3 points more than Schalke. We’re talking about Borussia Monchengladbach, a team that’s playing Freiburg this weekend. And Freiburg is just above Schalke.
Two other teams are currently above Schalke, namely RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich, both of whom have 24 points. This means that with a little bit of luck, Schalke could get to the 2nd place once this round is over. Of course, for that to happen, not only do they need other teams to lose (or play draw), but they also need to win on Friday.
They’re playing Union Berlin, a newcomer to the Bundesliga. But, despite playing in the second-tier of German football during the last season, this team has been doing pretty well so far. They’re at the 11th place right now, but more importantly, Union Berlin have been in a really good form lately. This team has won four out of the previous five matches. And in their previous game, Union Berlin beat the table leader, Borussia Monchengladbach.
Thanks to the impressive results in the last couple of weeks, the team from the German capital is going to Gelsenkirchen with their heads held high. They are confident that they can grab at least a point from this trip. What’s got to worry them is that their away record hasn’t been that great. This team has won only five points in five Bundesliga matches they played away from their stadium this season.
The good news for Union Berlin fans is that Schalke haven’t been too impressive at their home. Actually, this team has collected only 9 points in the six matches played at the Veltins Arena this season. On the bright side for the team from Gelsenkirchen, they have lost only one home game so far.
To summarize, Schalke players are going to be super-motivated in this game, while Union Berlin players are coming to the Veltins Arena after some impressive performances. That said, it seems that the factor that’s going to decide this game is going to be the player quality. So, which team has better players? The answer is Schalke.
Our Schalke vs Union Berlin prediction: Schalke
Schalke vs Union Berlin correct score prediction: 2:1
Schalke Form and Latest News
They’ve been playing very well this season, which isn’t surprising considering that Schalke is one of the richest clubs in Germany. Their players are among the best in the league and this season, they also have a really good manager. We’re talking about David Wagner, a manager who previously led Huddersfield in the Premier League.
Union Berlin Form and Latest News
They’ve been really impressive lately, but the fact is that this team just doesn’t have as good players as Schalke. It’s fair to say that they’ve been overachieving, but this doesn’t mean they will get relegated. It looks like they have what it takes to finish the season at a respectable place in the middle of the Bundesliga table. But, they probably can’t do more than that.
Schalke vs Union Berlin Predicted Lineups
Schalke predicted lineup: Nubel – Kenny, Nastasic, Oczipka, Kabak – McKennie, Mascarell, Harit, Caligiuri, Serdar – Burgstaller
Union Berlin predicted lineup: Gikiewicz – Friedrich, Subotic, Lenz, Reichel – Andrich, Bulter, Gentner – Trimmel, Ujah, Andersson
Other Schalke vs Union Berlin betting tips:
Over 2.5 goals @1.87