Match Preview: Schalke 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen Prediction and Betting Tips | Germany (Bundesliga)

Schalke – Bayer Leverkusen betting tips for today, December 19, 2018

Kick-off: 18:30 Schalke – Bayer Leverkusen
Football: Germany – Bundesliga
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.30
Bookmaker: BetFair
Match Result: 1:2 WON!!!

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Wednesday’s Bundesliga action kicks off with a mid-table clash between two sides struggling to gain momentum.
Domenico Tedesco’s Schalke (W1, D2, L2) have been struggling domestically this season, losing more than half of their home games to this point and keeping a clean sheet in just one (W3, L4).
Even in victory, the hosts certainly like to do it the hard way, scoring 81% of their league goals in the second half, and 31% in the final 15 minutes of the game. Schalke have also had to come from behind to draw in two of their last three Bundesliga matches.
Similarly poor, Leverkusen have won just two of their eight away games (W2, D2, L4), with the team trailing at the end of both halves in three of their last four away defeats.
That said, goals are usually guaranteed in Leverkusen’s away games, with nine of their last 11 producing over 2.5 goals in total. In addition to this, eight of Leverkusen’s last 11 away games have seen both teams score!
Players to watch: Wide man Daniel Caligiuri has either scored or assisted four of Schalke’s last six Bundesliga goals (two goals, two assists).
19-year-old Leverkusen starlet Kai Havertz is enjoying a breakout season with the club, scoring four goals in 15 appearances so far – his joint-best scoring season.
Stat attack: Schalke have received more ‘booking points’ than any other Bundesliga side ahead of this round (33 yellows, two reds).
Only two sides have accrued fewer home points than Schalke’s nine at the Veltins Arena this term.
Leverkusen boss, Heiko Herrlich, has won in just one of six prior managerial encounters with Domenico Tedesco (W1, D2, L3).
Herrlich is also winless in all three prior encounters with Schalke (D2, L1).

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