RB Leipzig to finish Bundesliga campaign on a high

    RB Leipzig vs Schalke 04 - 27/05/2023

    RB Leipzig to finish Bundesliga campaign on a high
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    25/05/23 2317

    RB Leipzig sealed Champions League qualification last weekend and go into the final day of the campaign with only pride left to play for.

    The same cannot be said for Schalke. The Blues are 17th in the standings ahead of the final day of the season. Schalke are just one point off safety. A win would give the Blues a fighting chance to stay in the Bundesliga.

    Depending on Bochum’s result against Bayer Leverkusen, a draw could be enough to take Schalke into the relegation-promotion place.

    RB Leipzig scored three or more goals against Schalke in their last four matches. Die Roten smashed Schalke 6-1 in the reverse fixture this season. Andre Silva scored twice and Benjamin Henrichs, Dani Olmo, Timo Werner, and Yussuf Poulsen added goals.

    Schalke were played off the park, but Soichiro Kozuki did score once. RB Leipzig won five of their last six matches in all competitions against Schalke.

    Leipzig are top of the Bundesliga form table ahead of the final day of the season. Die Roten Bullen took 15 points from the last 18 points on offer. They are on a four-match winning streak. Leipzig outscored their last four opponents 7-2.

    Last weekend, Leipzig came from behind to defeat Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. The win opened the door for Borussia Dortmund to move into first place.

    Schalke are on a two-match winless streak. After a 6-0 loss to Bayern Munich, the Blues drew 2-2 with Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend. Schalke are not a good away team. They have a record of 2W-5D-9L, with a goal difference of –21.

    Leipzig coach Marco Rose has no new injury issues going into matchday 34. Only goalkeeper Peter Gulasci is on the injury list due to a long-term knee injury.

    Forward Christopher Nkunku leads the team with 14 goals. Timo Werner has nine goals. Werner missed the game versus Bayern but could return for the final day.

    Schalke coach Thomas Reis will be without Simon Terodde and Moritz Jenz due to suspension. Terodde’s absence will be a major blow to Schalke’s chances of winning.

    Forward Kenan Karaman and midfielder Tom Krauss are both ruled out due to injury. Defender Jere Uronen is out of action due to an injury, too. Goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann could return from a groin injury.

    Leipzig scored three or more goals in their last four games versus Schalke. Die Roten Bullen should pick up another win over the Blues, winning 3-0. The loss will doom Schalke to another relegation to the Bundesliga 2.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    3 - 0
    1.62 4.50 4.50 no no no
    4 - 2(2 - 1)
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