Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
All eyes will be on Fritz Walter Stadion when Kaiserslautern and Schalke, the two old rivals, go head to head in the 2. Bundesliga round 19. The Red Devils are on a seven-game losing run ahead of Friday’s clash, meaning that the lack of confidence could prove to be a big problem for the home side. Afeez Aremu is banned for the match, while both Philipp Hercher and Hendrick Zuck continue to miss out with injuries.
Die Knappen, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to HSV. As Schalke will go for a win in Friday’s showdown as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. As for the visiting team, defender Marcin Kaminski and midfielder Ron Schallenberg are banned for the match, while the likes of Biendi Idrizi, Sebastian Polter, Assan Ouedraogo, and Leo Greiml are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Team (Schalke):
Schalke 04 are a professional football club founded in 1904. Die Knappen (The Miners) compete in German Bundesliga and they have won seven domestic titles. Schalke have clinched five German Cup trophies as well, while lifting the UEFA Cup title in 1997. The German club defeated Italian side Inter on penalties in the title game and that was the last time the final of the competition was played in a two-legged format.
Schalke 04 play their home matches at Veltins-Arena, the stadium that has been the home of the team since 2001. The capacity of Veltins-Arena is 62,271. It is well known that Borussia Dortmund are Schalke’s main rivals and the Ruhy neighbours face each other in the Revierderby.
The likes of Klaus Fichtel (477), Norbert Nigbur (355), Rolf Russmann (304), Klaus Fischer (295), Olaf Thon (295) and Herbert Lutkebohmert (286) are the players with most appearances for die Knappen. The colour of Schalke’s home kit is blue.