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In this betting preview we look at the Bundesliga fixture between FC Schalke 04 and strugglers FC Augsburg at the Veltins Arena.
Schalke vs Augsburg: Top Free Betting Tips
This section provides the best predictions for the game along with free betting tips.
- Market: Draw No Bet
- Our tip: FC Augsburg
- Odds: 8/15
- Market: Total Goals
- Our tip: Over 2.5
- Odds: 6/5
- Market: Both teams to score
- Our tip: No
- Odds: 6/7
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Draw No Bet: FC Augsburg
Heiko Herrlich's FC Augsburg have seen an uptick in fortunes, and are closer to the Europa League slots than the relegation playoff position. They take on the challenge of certain-for-the-drop, Schalke 04, who have claimed a paltry win to go along their seven draws from their 27 league outings. The Fuggerstädters have three wins from their last five matches and are favorites to pile more misery on the hosts.
Total Goals: Under 2.5
Both sides have struggled to score with regularity this season. Schalke have 17 to their name, while Augsburg have 29. However, the WWK Arena-based entity have scored nine in their last five games. With both sides struggling to keep attackers at bay, it looks likely that both goalkeepers will come under pressure. In a perfect world, we should see goals flowing but the form of both sides points towards the contrary.
Both teams to score: No
The Royal Blues have not scored in their last five home games. They will come up against an Augsburg squad, who are equally woeful but have managed to hit the back of the net in four of their five away games. It looks unlikely that the trends will be bucked in this fixture and the visitors should be able to do enough for a clean sheet under their belts.
Schalke vs Augsburg: Team News and Match Preview
Struggling FC Schalke 04
With a paltry 17 goals to their names, out of which only 8 have been scored at home, the season continues to go from bad to worse for Schalke 04. They are certain for the drop and are seeking consolatory points in their remaining fixtures of the 2020/21 Bundesliga campaign. Young Mathew Hoppe remains their best option in front but has struggled to add to his tally in ten fixtures. Moroccan Amine Harit has impressed in midfield and his tally of five assists would have been higher in any other team.
FC Augsburg punch above their weights
After finishing in fifteenth place last campaign, the Fuggerstädters are making the push to establish themselves in German top-flight football. However, they have a tough task on their hands as FC Augsburg are five points behind the next best side. Heiko Herrlich will be upbeat for his squad and look to bring down that advantage to two points after Sunday evening. The experienced midfielder, Andre Hahn, has shown his appetite for scoring goals and will be looking to add to his tally in Gelsenkirchen.
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FAQs regarding Schalke vs Augsburg Coverage and Accessibility
When is the match scheduled?
The match will take place on 11 April 2020 at 15:30 GMT.
Where is the match being played?
The match will take place at the Veltins Arena.
Who are the favorites?
Despite being on the road, FC Augsburg are favorites in the tie and the Bavarians should claim the three points on offer in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Where to watch it?
BT Sport is the place to watch the live broadcast on television. One can also watch the game from the numerous live streams available from bookmakers.