Bundesliga: Schalke 04 - RB Leipzig preview and statistics

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Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Competition: Sat 22.February
Match begins: 17:30 (UTC)
Venue: VELTINS-Arena (62271 seats)

The Schalke 04 & RB Leipzig managers D. Wagner and J. Nagelsmann are both dreading and looking forward to this decisive game in the upper regions of the Bundesliga league table.

RB Leipzig could be less fresh than the hosts in this fixture, as they played a Champions League game only three sleeps ago. That game, against Tottenham Hotspur, was also an away game. It's a tiring schedule for RB Leipzig.

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Schalke 04 form and stats

The story so far in the Bundesliga for Schalke 04 at their home stadium (VELTINS-Arena) is 5 wins, 5 draws and 1 defeat. In general it's been a long time since Schalke 04 tasted defeat here at VELTINS-Arena, as they have taken at least one point from their last ten home games in the league. With three draws from their last three games overall it has been a case of neither great nor terrible for Schalke 04.

Schalke 04 shared the glory with Mainz 05 in their last match, an away game that ended all square 0-0. Before that, Schalke 04 drew at home versus Paderborn.

The Schalke 04 fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 17 goals in 11 league matches. Schalke 04 have conceded 12 in these home matches.

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RB Leipzig form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team, who have the most clean sheets (4) away in Bundesliga, on their Bundesliga travels is 6 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats.

235 minutes! That's how long the RB Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

It's the second away game in a row for RB Leipzig, but there's smiles all around after the 1-0 victory versus Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League last time out. Before that, RB Leipzig secured a home win against Werder Bremen with the score 3-0.

RB Leipzig have scored more than twice on average per away game (in the league), an impressive attacking display. They have 25 goals from 11 away matches. As opposed to that, RB Leipzig have seen the ball go into their own net 13 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

RB Leipzig - Schalke 04 1-3 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last seven matches): Schalke 04 two wins, two draws and RB Leipzig three victories. As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

RB LeipzigT. Werner
T. Werner
20 goals
Schalke 04S. Serdar
S. Serdar
7 goals
RB LeipzigM. Sabitzer
M. Sabitzer
7 goals

Schalke 04 missing players

RB Leipzig missing players

Schalke 04 RB Leipzig
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
22 11 3 Played P 4 11 22
9 5 1 Won W 1 6 13
9 5 1 Drew D 3 3 6
4 1 1 Lost L 0 2 3
32 17 2 Scored S 7 25 56
27 12 3 Conceded C 5 13 25
82% 91% 67% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 91% 95%
77% 82% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 91% 95%
55% 55% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 73% 77%
27% 18% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 45% 55%
18% 9% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 27% 23%
55% 55% 0% BTTS BTTS 75% 55% 68%
32% 36% 67% Clean Sheets C S 25% 36% 27%
32% 18% 67% Failed to Score F T 25% 18% 9%
 
5.4 6.3 6.3 Corners for (avg) C F 2.8 4.9 5.6
5.2 5 4.7 Corners against (avg) C A 9 5.5 4.6
1.7 1.7 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 1.5 1.5
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
262 149 38 Total Shots T S 51 174 368
96 52 12 Shots on Target S O 21 66 147
33% 33% 17% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 38% 38%
Key stats in Bundesliga this season:
  • RB Leipzig has the fewest conceded goals in the second half (13)
  • RB Leipzig has the most clean sheets (4) away
  • RB Leipzig has the most points from losing position (13)
  • RB Leipzig have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Schalke 04 has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (7)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bayern München 23 15 4 4 65 26 12 8 2 2 36 11 11 7 2 2 29 15 39 49
2 RB Leipzig 22 13 6 3 56 25 11 7 3 1 31 12 11 6 3 2 25 13 31 45
3 Borussia Dortmund 22 12 6 4 63 32 11 8 3 0 40 10 11 4 3 4 23 22 31 42
4 Borussia M'gladbach 21 13 3 5 42 24 10 8 1 1 26 12 11 5 2 4 16 12 18 42
5 Bayer Leverkusen 22 12 4 6 38 29 11 5 4 2 19 13 11 7 0 4 19 16 9 40
6 Schalke 04 22 9 9 4 32 27 11 5 5 1 17 12 11 4 4 3 15 15 5 36
7 Freiburg 22 9 6 7 31 31 10 5 2 3 13 11 12 4 4 4 18 20 0 33
8 Hoffenheim 22 10 3 9 33 35 12 5 1 6 19 25 10 5 2 3 14 10 -2 33
9 Wolfsburg 22 8 7 7 28 28 11 3 5 3 12 13 11 5 2 4 16 15 0 31
10 Eintracht Frankfurt 22 8 4 10 37 35 11 6 3 2 26 14 11 2 1 8 11 21 2 28
11 Augsburg 22 7 6 9 34 45 11 5 3 3 22 18 11 2 3 6 12 27 -11 27
12 Union Berlin 22 8 2 12 27 35 11 6 0 5 16 14 11 2 2 7 11 21 -8 26
13 Hertha BSC 22 7 5 10 27 38 11 3 2 6 12 21 11 4 3 4 15 17 -11 26
14 Köln 21 7 2 12 28 42 11 5 1 5 17 16 10 2 1 7 11 26 -14 23
15 Mainz 05 22 7 1 14 31 48 11 3 1 7 12 20 11 4 0 7 19 28 -17 22
16 Fortuna Dusseldorf 22 4 5 13 21 46 11 3 2 6 10 20 11 1 3 7 11 26 -25 17
17 Werder Bremen 22 4 5 13 25 51 10 1 2 7 8 24 12 3 3 6 17 27 -26 17
18 Paderborn 23 4 4 15 29 50 12 2 1 9 16 29 11 2 3 6 13 21 -21 16

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