Market: RB Leipzig win
Chances: 2/3 @ BetUS
Seeking to end their Bundesliga campaign with turmoil at the Red Bull Arena, RB Leipzig will meet Schalke in the city on Saturday afternoon.
Starting at home with a famous away game against defending champions Bayern Munich last weekend, RB Leipzig have blasted their way to another top four finish this season. Having secured Champions League football after a stellar 3-1 run in their travels, Marco Rose’s team only continued the stellar purple streak after returning from the March international break. Having broken through their final DFP Pokal ticket earlier this month when they pulled off an outstanding 5-1 win away at Freiburg, it should be underlined that the Red Bulls have now won each of their last five consecutive home matches with a 12-3 aggregate scoreline. . . Similarly, having also won eight of their previous nine games in all competitions – a streak that dates back to April 1 – Team Rose should smell another golden opportunity this weekend. Also worth noting is a 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund earlier this month, when Leipzig were scoring maximum points in each of their last four consecutive matches on home soil.
As for the away side, while Schalke may have been last seen in a 2-2 draw at home to Eintracht Frankfurt, Thomas Reis’ side are looking for the Bundesliga’s top wonder on Saturday afternoon. Starting his final top-flight appearance, one point behind in the relegation zone, the former boss of Bochum finds his side leaning towards a convincing selection that will be hit with an immediate return to the second tier. They were last seen during their travels, suffering a routine 6-0 loss to Bayern Munich. Along with the infamous 6-1 drumming as they welcomed Leipzig to the Fältins Arena for their Bundesliga return meeting on 24 January, Schalke have an infamous record against Saturday’s hosts. In fact, Reis’s team has lost to the German giants in each of their last four straight games, 18-1 on aggregate. Considering the recent gap in the class, it is possible to find a home win at attractive odds this weekend.
Bet: RB Leipzig to beat Schalke 2/3 in Saturday’s Bundesliga match @ BetUS