Our match prediction:
Bundesliga champion and current leader of the highest German football division Bayern Munich will travel towards Gelsenkirchen for the match against Schalke 04. Schalke 04 is currently placed 5th on the table and managed to collect 20 points in the first 12 games. Bayern Munich on the other hand is the only unbeaten team in the Bundesliga and is showing this year again why it's one of the best European football teams. Traditionally games against Schalke 04 are difficult for Bayern Munich; both games last season end in a draw. After the tie against Eintracht Frankfurt Bayern Munich woke up again and showed it's class against Arsenal and VfB Stuttgart. Despite their current form we predict Bayern Munich to beat Schalke 04 with minimal difference. Bayern striker Lewandowski will be highly motivated to continue his streak and take over Aubameyang's lead in the top scorer ranking.
Highligted Player (Ribery):
After playing for the likes of Boulougne, Ales, Brest and Metz in France, Franck Ribery joined Galatasaray in 2005, but he spent no more than six months at the club. The French winger, who was born on 7 April, 1983, returned to Ligue 1, signing a deal with Olympique Marseille. Ribery scored 11 goals in 60 league appearances for the OM and Bayern Munich scouts spotted him during the 2006/2007 season. The French footballer signed a four-year deal with the Bavarians on 7 June, 2007 for a fee of €25 million. Ribery has been playing for the German giants ever since and it has to be noted that he won his sixth Bundesliga trophy in the 2015/2016 season and the Champions League title in 2013. The Bayern Munich ace played for France at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and he made it to the final of the tournament with les Tricolores. He has 13 caps for France U21 team. Ribery’s younger brothers Francois and Steven are footballers as well.
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.