Our match prediction:
Schalke '04 can be very happy with their current performance in the Bundesliga. The club from Gelsenkirchen is currently the 3th team in the Bundesliga and is on a 4 games victory streak. Schalke 04 will welcome FC Koln in the Veltins Arena in the 8th match round of the league. Koln is placed 7th on the table which is above we expected. Schalke 04 should be able to beat FC Koln at home but will have to keep FC Koln under pressure.
Highlighted Team (Schalke 04):
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.