Our match prediction:
VfB Stuttgart will welcome Schalke 04 in the Mercedes-Benz Arena for a game in the Bundesliga. VfB Stuttgart is continuing what Die Roten were doing last year: loosing. With 4 losses in 4 games and conceded 12 goals VfB Stuttgart is placed 17th on the table. Schalke 04 is following their Champions League ambitions and is placed 5th on the table. We expect Schalke 04 to play offensive against VfB Stuttgart which will have to set al sails in order to survive the blue whirlwind.
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.