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 Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke 04 

Competition – German Bundesliga

Stadium – BayArena

Date: 28th April 2017

Kick-off time – 19:30 GMT+1

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This game sees two underperforming German giants lock horns together.

In recent past a game between these two teams would have been a big one, but this meeting would be between 12th placed vs 11th placed teams.

Bayer have won only 1 of their last 6 league games, losing 3 and drawing the rest.

They have not won a home game in all competitions since February 11 – during that period they played 5 games losing 2 and drawing 3 – they are currently on a run of 3 home draws.

They currently have 36 points from 30 league games this season.

Schalke are 2 points better than Bayer in the league table with 38 points after 30 games.

They have won 2, lost 2 and drawn 2 of their last 6 games.

Their inconsistency has seen them fall 6 points behind Freiburg who currently occupy the last European spot in the League table.

They need to win all of their remaining games if they want to have a chance of getting into Europe next season.

They have won one of their last 3 away games in the League, and they are currently on a run of 2 straight losses away from home.

Leverkusen: Leno – Hilbert, Tah, Toprak, Henrichs – Baumgartlinger, Kampl – Brandt, Volland, Mehmedi – Chicharito

Coach: Tayfun Korkut

Absentees: Calhanoglu (CAS suspension). Bender (ankle)

Schalke: Fährmann – Coke, Höwedes, Badstuber, Kolasinac – Stambouli, Bentaleb – Schöpf, Goretzka, Caligiuri – Burgstaller

Coach: Markus Weinzierl

Absentees: Baba (knee), Kehrer (suspended), Naldo (groin), Choupo-Moting (knee), Embolo (light training)

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

 
Bayer 04 Leverkusen last 5 matches (most recent first):
23/04/17 (a)SC Freiburg 2-1 L
15/04/17 (h)Bayern Munich 0-0 D
08/04/17 (a)RB Leipzig 1-0 L
05/04/17 (a)Darmstadt 98 0-2 W
02/04/17 (h)VfL Wolfsburg 3-3 D
 
FC Schalke 04 last 5 matches (most recent first):
23/04/17 (h)RB Leipzig 1-1 D
20/04/17 (h)Ajax 3-2 W
16/04/17 (a)Darmstadt 98 2-1 L
13/04/17 (a)Ajax 2-0 L
08/04/17 (h)VfL Wolfsburg 4-1 W

Last time they met: FC Schalke 04 0-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Other fixtures taking place this week in the German Bundesliga:

German Bundesliga Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Bayern München 24 19 3 2 55 18 +37 60
2 Borussia Dortmund 23 11 7 5 48 29 +19 40
3 Eintracht Frankfurt 24 11 6 7 32 27 +5 39
4 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 23 10 8 5 43 30 +13 38
5 RB Leipzig 23 11 5 7 36 31 +5 38
6 Schalke 04 23 10 7 6 36 30 +6 37
7 Borussia Mönchengladbach 24 10 4 10 31 35 -4 34
8 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 24 8 8 8 38 38 +0 32
9 Hannover 96 24 8 8 8 32 34 -2 32
10 Augsburg 1907 23 8 7 8 32 29 +3 31
11 Hertha BSC 24 7 10 7 30 30 +0 31
12 Stuttgart 24 9 3 12 20 27 -7 30
13 SC Freiburg 24 6 11 7 25 38 -13 29
14 Werder Bremen 24 6 8 10 22 28 -6 26
15 Wolfsburg 24 4 13 7 27 31 -4 25
16 1. FSV Mainz 05 24 6 6 12 29 42 -13 24
17 Hamburger SV 24 4 5 15 18 35 -17 17
18 1. FC Köln 23 3 5 15 20 42 -22 14

German Bundesliga Results

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