On Sunday, starting with 12:30, the Schalke – Augsburg match will be played, within the 27th round of the Bundesliga, 2019/2020 edition. Schalke is undefeated by 8 direct meetings with Augsburg, managing to win 4 times in this interval. In the tour match, the “miners” won 3-2 away, and the last duel in Gelsenkirchen ended in a draw, 0-0 in the previous season.
Schalke is going through an unprecedented negative series this season, reaching 8 matches without a victory in the Bundesliga. The “miners” were defeated 4 times in this return of the championship, more than in the 17 stages of the tour (3 defeats). Thus, Schalke is now on the 8th place in the ranking, with 37 points, two distances from the sixth position occupied by Wolfsburg, which ensures the qualification in the Europa League. David Wagner’s students are struggling to score, ticking only 4 successes in 2020, after scoring 29 times in the previous 17 stages. At home, Schalke has a ranking line of 5 wins, 6 draws and 2 defeats, with an identical goal difference, 18-18.
Augsburg does not let itself be outdone and lost the last 5 away games in the Bundesliga, without scoring in 4 of them. Throughout the season, the Bavarian team obtained only 9 points out of 39 possible away, only Frankfurt having a weaker record (7 points). Augsburg has 27 points in the season standings and is ranked 14th, 4 points above Dusseldorf, which is on the verge of staying in the Bundesliga. The goal scorer of the team coached by Heiko Herrlich, the striker Florian Niederlechner (6 goals), did not score for 6 stages, but scored 4 times with Schalke, more than against any other club in the Bundesliga.
Even if none of the teams excel in this period, it is difficult to anticipate a victory for the guests. As for possession of the ball, Schalke had on his own field this time only once over “63.5%”, with Paderborn. Even though Augsburg and Martin Schmidt used to deliberately give up the midfield, Heiko Herrlich has a more offensive approach.
Schalke: Schubert – Kabak, Sane, Nastasic – Kenny, McKennie, Serdar, Oczipka (c) – Caligiuri, Raman – Burgstaller
Absent: Harit, Mascarell, Todibo
Coach: David Wagner
Augsburg: Luthe – Framberger, Gouweleeuw, Jedvaj, Max – Khedira, Baier (c) – Richter, Löwen, Vargas – Niederlechner
Coach: Heiko Herrlich
PREDICTION: Schalke to win @ 2,06