Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke 04 Preview

 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

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