Preview - Schalke 04 vs Augsburg 05 May 19

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Match Day 32
Schalke 04 vs. Augsburg
Sunday, May 5th 2019
20:30pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: VELTINS-Arena

Schalke 04: 
Last five matches form: W L D L W
Average goals per match: 1.16
Average goals against per match: 1.74
Top Scorer: Daniel Caligiuri (7)

Augsburg:
Last five matches form: L L W W L
Average goals per match: 1.52
Average goals against per match: 1.90
Top Scorer: Alfred Finnbogason (10)


This weekends Bundesliga action continues at the VELTINS-Arena as fourth bottom Schalke play host to fifth bottom Augsburg. As close to the bottom three as they are, Augsburg are already safe, whilst such is Schalke's goal difference advantage over third bottom Stuttgart, that it is all but impossible for them to be relegated even should they lose their remaining three games.


The sides played out a 1-1 draw in the reverse of this fixture. Schalke came out on top in a 3-2 thriller in the game here last season.


Nabil Bentaleb, Alessandro Schöpf, Mark Uth and Yevhen Konoplyanka all miss out for the home side. Augsburg will be without Raphael Framberger, Felix Götze, Sergio Córdova and Alfred Finnbogason.


Schalke have been struggling mightily at home of late with just the one win in their past nine here, and will be looking to avoid a fifth defeat on the spin. Having conceded two or more in seven of their last ten here, they really need to shore things up at the back.


Augsburg's away form hasn't been great either, with just the one win in their past ten on the road. That win did come in their most recent away fixture though when impressively beating Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1.


Not an easy one to call at all. Augsburg would be playing marginally the better football for us though and may just have the edge in the final third.




Prediction: Schalke 04 1 - 2 Augsburg




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