Our football match prediction:
Stuttgart and Schalke 04 square off against each other at Mercedes-Benz-Arena on Matchday 20 in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Saturday’s program in Bundesliga. Stuttgart continue with their habit of struggling on the travels, but they are tough to beat at home. The newcomers are eyeing their seventh home win of the season, but the football match against Schalke 04 will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Die Knappen, on the other hand, were more than unfortunate not to beat Hannover at their Veltins Arena at the weekend, with die Roten scoring the equalizing goal in the dying minutes of the match. Schalke aim to retain their spot in top four, but beating Stuttgart on the road is easier said than done and we predict that the two sides are going to share the spoils at Mercedes-Benz-Arena.
Highlighted Player (Mario Gomez):
Mario Gomez started his senior career at Stuttgart. He played scored 63 goals in 121 league appearances for the club and he played for the reserve team as well (43/21). In 2009 he signed a four-year deal with fellow Bundesliga side Bayern Munich and he won two domestic titles with the mighty Bavarians (2009/2010, 2012/2013). In 2013 he clinched the Champions League trophy with Bayern Munich as they defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the title game. Mario Gomez was part of Germany 2010 World Cup squad that won the bronze medal at the showpiece tournament in South Africa and he played for Joachim Low’s team at the 2016 European Championship finals. The German attacker spent the 2015/2016 season on loan at Besiktas and he joined Wolfsburg in the summer of 2016. Mario Gomez has a contract with the Wolves which expires on 30 June 2019. He was born on 10 July, 1985 in Riedlingen, Germany.
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.