Open game expected at VELTINS-Arena: Schalke 04 vs Union Berlin preview

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Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: VELTINS-Arena (62271 seats)

The Schalke 04 manager M. Baum attacks this game with the team placed 18th so far. In the visitors dressing room Union Berlin and their manager U. Fischer are in 9th place before this match.

Schalke 04 and Union Berlin should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Schalke 04 form and stats

The home fans saw their team lose the first Bundesliga game of the season here at VELTINS-Arena. Last season these fans witnessed 5 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses from Schalke 04's 17 home games. With three straight defeats the pressure is piling up on Schalke to get some points in this home game.

Schalke 04 are hoping to put things right at home after a defeat in their previous match, the score 0-4 away versus RB Leipzig. Prior to that, an away loss at RB Leipzig.

As you see from the result above, Schalke suffered greatly in their last game. Thankfully the team has a new chance to prove themselves in this one.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Schalke have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found seven matches with the results: Won one, drawn one and lost five.

Early season league goal statistics from Schalke 04's 1 home game: 1 goal, 3 conceded.

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Union Berlin form and stats

One match played away so far in the Bundesliga for Union Berlin and it was a tie. Last season the statistics for their away games were 4 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses from 17 games.

Berlin go into this game after a win, the home game against Mainz 05 that ended 4-0. Before that, Berlin secured a home win against Mainz 05 with the score 4-0.

As mentioned above, Berlin was the only team on the pitch versus Mainz 05 in their previous game, winning 4-0. This could be a tougher task.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found six similar matches played by Union Berlin in our archives, and the results are: one win for Union Berlin, two draws and three defeats.

It's early days yet, but Union Berlin has scored 1 and conceded 1 goals from their travels in the league so far (1 game).

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last two meetings: one - one - zero (Schalke wins - draws - Union Berlin wins). As for goals, one match ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), one had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

SchalkeM. Uth
M. Uth
1 goals
Union BerlinM. Friedrich
M. Friedrich
1 goals
Union BerlinN. Schlotterbeck
N. Schlotterbeck
1 goals

Schalke 04 missing players

Union Berlin missing players

Schalke 04 Union Berlin
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
3 1 1 Played P 0 1 3
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 1
0 0 0 Drew D 0 1 1
3 1 1 Lost L 0 0 1
1 1 1 Scored S 0 1 6
15 3 3 Conceded C 0 1 4
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
100% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 100% 100%
100% 100% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 67%
100% 100% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 67%
33% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
33% 100% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 100% 67%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 33%
67% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
4 7 7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 2 1.7
1 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
25 15 15 Total Shots T S 0 13 40
7 5 5 Shots on Target S O 0 2 11
14% 20% 20% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 50% 55%
Key stats in Bundesliga this season:
  • Schalke 04 has the most conceded goals (15) in Bundesliga
  • Schalke 04 has the most conceded goals in the first half (8) in Bundesliga
  • Schalke 04 has the the worst goal difference (-14) in Bundesliga
Schalke 04 Last season Union Berlin
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
34 17   Played P   17 34
9 5   Won W   4 12
12 7   Drew D   2 5
13 5   Lost L   11 17
38 20   Scored S   17 41
58 27   Conceded C   38 58
88% 94%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 100%
82% 82%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   94% 91%
59% 53%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   71% 56%
29% 24%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   41% 32%
18% 18%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   18% 12%
53% 53%   BTTS BTTS   65% 53%
21% 24%   Clean Sheets C S   6% 24%
38% 29%   Failed to Score F T   29% 24%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
1.9 2   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.4 2.1
2 1   Red cards R C   3 5
 
386 210   Total Shots T S   178 388
128 69   Shots on Target S O   57 135
30% 29%   Goal Efficiency G E   30% 30%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 RB Leipzig 3 2 1 0 8 2 2 2 0 0 7 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 6 7
2 Augsburg 3 2 1 0 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 3 1 4 7
3 Eintracht Frankfurt 3 2 1 0 6 3 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 3 1 3 7
4 Bayern München 3 2 0 1 13 7 2 2 0 0 12 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 6 6
5 Borussia Dortmund 3 2 0 1 7 2 2 2 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 5 6
6 Hoffenheim 3 2 0 1 8 5 1 1 0 0 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 4 3 6
7 Werder Bremen 3 2 0 1 5 5 2 1 0 1 2 4 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 6
8 Stuttgart 3 1 1 1 7 5 2 0 1 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 4 1 2 4
9 Union Berlin 3 1 1 1 6 4 2 1 0 1 5 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 4
10 Arminia Bielefeld 3 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 4
11 Borussia M'gladbach 3 1 1 1 4 5 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 3 4 -1 4
12 Freiburg 3 1 1 1 4 7 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 3 6 -3 4
13 Hertha BSC 3 1 0 2 8 8 1 0 0 1 1 3 2 1 0 1 7 5 0 3
14 Bayer Leverkusen 3 0 3 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 3
15 Wolfsburg 3 0 3 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 3
16 Köln 3 0 0 3 3 7 2 0 0 2 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 -4 0
17 Mainz 05 3 0 0 3 2 11 1 0 0 1 1 4 2 0 0 2 1 7 -9 0
18 Schalke 04 3 0 0 3 1 15 1 0 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 12 -14 0
Last season 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 34 26 4 4 100 32 17 13 2 2 53 15 17 13 2 2 47 17 68 82
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 21 6 7 84 41 17 11 3 3 46 17 17 10 3 4 38 24 43 69
3 RB Leipzig 34 18 12 4 81 37 17 7 8 2 38 21 17 11 4 2 43 16 44 66
4 Borussia M'gladbach 34 20 5 9 66 40 17 12 2 3 40 21 17 8 3 6 26 19 26 65
5 Bayer Leverkusen 34 19 6 9 61 44 17 9 4 4 32 22 17 10 2 5 29 22 17 63
6 Hoffenheim 34 15 7 12 53 53 17 7 1 9 26 37 17 8 6 3 27 16 0 52
7 Wolfsburg 34 13 10 11 48 46 17 4 7 6 19 23 17 9 3 5 29 23 2 49
8 Freiburg 34 13 9 12 48 47 17 9 2 6 23 17 17 4 7 6 25 30 1 48
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 13 6 15 59 60 17 8 4 5 36 27 17 5 2 10 23 33 -1 45
10 Hertha BSC 34 11 8 15 48 59 17 6 3 8 23 32 17 5 5 7 25 27 -11 41
11 Union Berlin 34 12 5 17 41 58 17 8 3 6 24 20 17 4 2 11 17 38 -17 41
12 Schalke 04 34 9 12 13 38 58 17 5 7 5 20 27 17 4 5 8 18 31 -20 39
13 Mainz 05 34 11 4 19 44 65 17 5 2 10 18 29 17 6 2 9 26 36 -21 37
14 Köln 34 10 6 18 51 69 17 6 4 7 28 27 17 4 2 11 23 42 -18 36
15 Augsburg 34 9 9 16 45 63 17 5 5 7 28 29 17 4 4 9 17 34 -18 36
16 Werder Bremen 34 8 7 19 42 69 17 2 3 12 15 36 17 6 4 7 27 33 -27 31
17 Fortuna Dusseldorf 34 6 12 16 36 67 17 4 6 7 18 28 17 2 6 9 18 39 -31 30
18 Paderborn 34 4 8 22 37 74 17 2 2 13 21 46 17 2 6 9 16 28 -37 20

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