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Schalke vs. Bayer Leverkusen Betting Preview – Bundesliga, June 14

| June 12, 2020 2:52 am PDT

It looks as though David Wagner will remain as head coach at Schalke until at least the end of the season. But that’s only because the Gelsenkirchen club is safe after a good start to the campaign.

His side has looked off the pace since the restart and looks to pick up a first win in 13 attempts as it welcomes Bayer Leverkusen to the Veltins Arena. I’ve covered the odds, as well as my full Schalke vs. Bayer Leverkusen prediction and betting pick, below.

Schalke vs. Bayer Leverkusen Odds

Schalke to Win+480
The Draw+294
Bayer Leverkusen to Win-179

The BetOnline betting site has seen nothing in Schalke’s performances recently that warrants making the home side the favorite here, and the results back up that assessment. Leverkusen may have fallen to Bayern last week, but it is still pushing for a top-four finish and makes the away win bet the only match result wager to go for here.

Match Preview

Schalke’s demise had started way before the unscheduled break in the season, but the results since the restart have been particularly poor. Jonjoe Kenny’s long-range strike earned a draw against Union Berlin last weekend, but there has been precious little to celebrate at the club for quite a while.

David Wagner must be wondering how he can get his team playing like it was in the first half the season when it was troubling the European places and talk of Champions League qualification was in the air. Now a mid-table finish looks far more likely, and the end of the campaign cannot really come quickly enough.

Bayer Leverkusen, on the other hand, has looked good in the second half of the season with only a few negatives in its attempt to finish in the top four. It looks like a battle between it, RB Leipzig, and Borussia Monchengladbach for two of the Champions League spots.

Losing to Bayern last week was probably to be expected as the reigning champions look in devastating form at the moment. But four favorable fixtures to round off the season now give Peter Bosz’s side a very good chance of claiming a top-four finish. Schalke might not be able to put up much of a battle here.

Schalke vs. Bayer Leverkusen Prediction and Pick

  • Bayer Leverkusen to Win

The recent 4-1 reverse at the hands of Wolfsburg was far more serious than last week’s defeat, but Leverkusen should be able to navigate the rest of the season fairly smoothly. Schalke looks out of sorts and unsure of how to win a game at the moment, so this game looks like handing the points to the away team.

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Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts is an experienced freelance writer specialising in sports and sports betting. He is particularly knowledgeable about world soccer, but also writes about football, basketball and cricket.

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