Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Schalke will be aiming to build on a 2-1 win over Nurnberg when they take on Elversberg in the 2. Bundesliga round 13. Die Knappen are eager to escape the danger zone and their fine form in recent weeks is surely fuelling fans with optimism ahead of Friday’s encounter. All Assan Ouedraogo, Tobias Mohr, Simon Terodde, Paul Seguin, Cedric Brunner, Marius Muller, Ibrahim Maza, and Leo Greiml should miss out with injuries.
The visitors, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 2-0 loss to St. Pauli, but given Schalke’s signs of improvement, especially in front of goal, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the home side. All Wahid Faghir, Marcel Correia, and Patryk Dragon are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
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.