Our match prediction:
Veltins Arena witnessed an amazing triumph of Schalke over the Foals in the previous round, which enabled them to leapfrog Borussia in the overall standings and return to the spot that guarantees them a place in Champions League qualifiers next season. In order to keep their current position, the Royal Blues need to continue the winning streak and beat Ingolstadt at Audi-Sportpark this Saturday afternoon. This will not be such an easy task, given the fact that die Schanzer are a tough nut to crack on home soil this season. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men are on a seven-game undefeated streak in front of their supporters, but have gone five league games without a win, losing the last one at the hands of Hertha. Even though Ingolstadt are nestled safely in the middle of the table, they will not risk to fall down to the bottom half of the overall standings with a defeat against die Konigsblauen. An interesting football match is predicted, and a share of spoils seems as the most optimal result.
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.