Schalke vs RB Leipzig prediction 24/01/2023

Schalke 04

Schalke 04

1 : 6

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

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  • Date: 24/01/2023
  • Competition: Bundesliga
  • KO: 17:30 GMT / 18:30 CET
  • Venue: VELTINS-Arena

Rock-bottom of the Bundesliga, Schalke face another difficult night at the office when they host RB Leipzig at the VELTINS-Arena.

Winning just twice since their return to the top flight, the home side have picked up just nine points and now find themselves 5 points adrift at the bottom of the league. Now, they face an RB side that picked up a hard-fought draw with champions Bayern on Friday, leaving the Leipzig side 5th in the division. 

Schalke vs RB Leipzig Betting Tips: Leipzig to win / Over 1.5 team goals

RB enjoyed an excellent run of form prior to the winter shutdown, and the energy-drinks powerhouse arrives in Gelsenkirchen unbeaten in nine league matches with six wins during that period.

On the road, RB failed to win any of their first six league games of the season however they have won both of their last two against Hoffenheim and Werder Bremen. 

Scoring two goals or more in seven of their last nine, Leipzig have enjoyed themselves in front of goal with 22 goals scored during that period. However, they have struggled for clean sheets, with only two in those nine games.

Still, they should be expected to maintain their winning form against a Schalke side that has lost four of their last five home league matches while also leaking at least two goals in all four defeats. Schalke have now lost nine of their 10 most recent Bundesliga matches, with 22 goals leaked during that miserable run. 

Ultimately, we´re confident RB should have far too much quality for a leaky Schalke side, and the visitors can be backed with plenty of optimism to not only win but to do in some style. The visitors have won each of their last three matches against Schalke - scoring 12 goals while keeping clean sheets in all three victories, including a 3:0 at this venue nearly two years ago. 

Schalke 04 vs RB Leipzig Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Schalke 04

    1 : 6

    RB Leipzig

    Bundesliga

  2. Schalke 04

    0 : 3

    RB Leipzig

    Bundesliga

  3. RB Leipzig

    4 : 0

    Schalke 04

    Bundesliga

  4. Schalke 04

    0 : 5

    RB Leipzig

    Bundesliga

  5. RB Leipzig

    1 : 3

    Schalke 04

    Bundesliga

Schalke 04

Schalke Team News

Schalke continues to suffer from a lengthy list of absentees. Sepp van den Berg, Alex Kral, Thomas Ouwejan, Justin Heekeren, Sebastian Polter, Niklas Tauer and Rodrigo Zalazar are all expected to miss out for the home side.

Last matches of Schalke 04

  1. Schalke 04

    0 : 0

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  2. Schalke 04

    1 : 6

    RB Leipzig

    Bundesliga

  3. Eintracht Frankfurt

    3 : 0

    Schalke 04

    Bundesliga

  4. Schalke 04

    0 : 1

    Werder Bremen

    Club Friendlies 3

  5. Schalke 04

    0 : 1

    Nurnberg

    Club Friendlies 3

Schalke 04 lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 13

    Alexander Schwolow

Defenders

  • 27

    Cedric Brunner

  • 4

    Maya Yoshida

  • 41

    Henning Matriciani

  • 18

    Jere Uronen

Midfielders

  • 8

    Danny Latza

  • 38

    Soichiro Kozuki

  • 6

    Tom Krauß

  • 7

    Jordan Larsson

  • 11

    Marius Bülter

Forwards

  • 26

    Michael Frey

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig Team News

RB have two players unavailable, with Peter Gulacsi (ACL) and Christopher Nkunku (knee)the visitors' only absentees for the trip to Gelsenkirchen.

Last matches of RB Leipzig

  1. RB Leipzig

    3 : 1

    Hoffenheim

    DFB Pokal

  2. RB Leipzig

    2 : 1

    Stuttgart

    Bundesliga

  3. Schalke 04

    1 : 6

    RB Leipzig

    Bundesliga

  4. RB Leipzig

    1 : 1

    Bayern Munich

    Bundesliga

  5. RB Leipzig

    4 : 0

    Mlada Boleslav

    Club Friendlies 3

RB Leipzig lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 21

    Janis Blaswich

Defenders

  • 39

    Benjamin Henrichs

  • 4

    Willi Orbán

  • 32

    Joško Gvardiol

  • 23

    Marcel Halstenberg

Midfielders

  • 27

    Konrad Laimer

  • 24

    Xaver Schlager

  • 17

    Dominik Szoboszlai

  • 7

    Dani Olmo

Forwards

  • 19

    André Silva

  • 11

    Timo Werner

Key Facts Schalke vs RB Leipzig

  1. RB have won six of their last nine Bundesliga matches, including both of their last two away games
  2. Schalke have lost nine of their last 10 Bundesliga matches
  3. RB have won each of their last three games against Schalke
  4. RB won 3:0, 4:0 and 5:0 in those three victories
  5. Schalke have conceded 22 goals in their last 10 league matches
  6. RB have scored 22 goals in their last 9 league matches

Main prediction Schalke 04 - RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig to win

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57% winrate

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1 wins in a row

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Schalke 04 & RB Leipzig current standing in Bundesliga

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 FC Bayern München 18 10 7 1 52 - 16 +36 37
2 FC Union Berlin 18 11 3 4 31 - 22 +9 36
3 RB Leipzig 18 10 5 3 39 - 24 +15 35
4 Borussia Dortmund 18 11 1 6 33 - 25 +8 34
5 SC Freiburg 18 10 4 4 29 - 25 +4 34
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 18 9 5 4 37 - 26 +11 32
7 VfL Wolfsburg 18 8 5 5 36 - 22 +14 29
8 Borussia Mönchengladbach 18 7 4 7 34 - 29 +5 25
9 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 18 7 3 8 30 - 30 0 24
10 Werder Bremen 18 7 3 8 29 - 37 -8 24
11 FSV Mainz 05 18 6 5 7 26 - 29 -3 23
12 FC Köln 18 5 7 6 29 - 31 -2 22
13 TSG Hoffenheim 18 5 4 9 26 - 31 -5 19
14 FC Augsburg 18 5 3 10 23 - 33 -10 18
15 VfB Stuttgart 18 3 7 8 22 - 32 -10 16
16 VfL Bochum 1848 18 5 1 12 19 - 44 -25 16
17 Hertha BSC 18 3 5 10 20 - 32 -12 14
18 Schalke 04 18 2 4 12 14 - 41 -27 10

Schalke vs RB Leipzig - FAQ

? Schalke player to Watch
Simon Terodde - The 34-year-old leads the Schalke scoring charts with three goals in 16 league appearances.
? RB Leipzig Player to Watch
André Silva - In the absence of top-scorer Nkunku, the Portuguese forward will be looking to add to his tally of two goals this season
? Where to watch?
This Bundesliga match can be viewed live on BT Sport, ESPN+ and DAZN.