RB Leipzig vs Schalke preview, betting tips and prediction: Leipzig to overtake opponents with victory
January 12, 2018
Another heavyweight fixture in the Bundesliga sees RB Leipzig hosting Schalke. Hated by opposition fans last season, Leipzig haven’t attracted as much ire this time around because they’ve had a low-key season in comparison. Some would deem the recent term a failure.
After doing so well to hang on to their stars last summer, Leipzig crashed out of the Champions League at the first hurdle. Finishing third in an evenly-matched group featuring Besiktas, Porto and AS Monaco. Their last match in the competition was among a number of fixtures – including four Bundesliga clashes – that Leipzig failed to win in a disastrous December.
Perhaps that break will have served them well. They will be comforted to know that their opponents, despite sitting in second, aren’t in much better knick. Schalke are unbeaten in 11 Bundesliga games but have only won one of their last five. They lead one of the clumsiest chasing packs in recent Bundesliga memory, just six points separating second and tenth.
Leipzig had ten points more at this stage of the season last time out and will be driven by that knowledge when they return from the winter break this weekend. With a fully-fit squad of players to choose from, we expect them to pick up the slack in the coming term, starting here.