FC Schalke 04
1 FSV Mainz 05
18:30 GMT 20 October 2017
The Schalke vs. Mainz match will be played on Friday, October 20, at the Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen. Schalke is currently 6th on the table with 13 points, while Mainz is 10th on the table with10 points at the moment.
In their previous ten meetings, Schalke won five games, Mainz recorded three victories, while two matches ended in a draw. However, we haven't seen a draw for six straight head to head matches. Also, in three out of their last four games, we saw over 2.5 goals.
Schalke board expects a fight for the place in the Champions League. At the moment, they are only two points behind fourth-placed Hoffenheim. Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and Leipzig are absolute favorites for the top three positions on the table, and several clubs will fight for the fourth place. The upcoming game is crucial for Schalke - they have to win the most of the matches against weaker teams, especially at home, to compete with their biggest rivals for the fourth place.
Latest matches: FC Schalke 04
|14.10.2017||Bund||Hertha BSC||FC Schalke 04||0:2||W|
|29.09.2017||Bund||FC Schalke 04||Bayer Leverkusen||1:1||D|
|23.09.2017||Bund||1899 Hoffenheim||FC Schalke 04||2:0||L|
|19.09.2017||Bund||FC Schalke 04||Bayern Munich||0:3||L|
|16.09.2017||Bund||Werder Bremen||FC Schalke 04||1:2||W|
After a bad start of the season, and only three points from the first five matches in the league, it seems that Mainz found their form. They are now in the safe zone, but they would also love to fight for the place in the top six. It is hard to expect they will be able to finish in front of several wealthier clubs, but we've seen even bigger surprises in Bundesliga during the past few years.
Latest matches: 1 FSV Mainz 05
|14.10.2017||Bund||1 FSV Mainz 05||Hamburger SV||3:2||W|
|05.10.2017||Club||1 FSV Mainz 05||SV Sandhausen||2:1||W|
|30.09.2017||Bund||VfL Wolfsburg||1 FSV Mainz 05||1:1||D|
|23.09.2017||Bund||1 FSV Mainz 05||Hertha BSC||1:0||W|
|20.09.2017||Bund||1 FSV Mainz 05||1899 Hoffenheim||2:3||L|
Schalke is the favorite in the upcoming game, but Mainz is in an excellent form, and we might see an exciting match, full of goals.
20 October 2017 - 18:30 GMT
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