Schalke 04 vs. Werder Bremen 5/30/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Werder Bremen (5-7-15) at Schalke 04 (9-10-9)
Bundesliga Soccer: Saturday May 30, 2020 at 9:30 AM (Veltins Arena)
The Line: Schalke 04 +150 / Draw +225 / Werder Bremen +170 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen meet in German Bundesliga soccer action from Veltins Arena on Saturday morning.
Schalke 04 come into this match sitting in 9th place, sitting on 37 points with a record of 9 wins, 10 draws and 9 losses following a 3rd straight loss in the form of a 2-1 loss to Fortuna Dusseldorf that extended their winless run to ten games. In the loss to Dusseldorf, the game went scoreless into the half before Weston McKinnie gave Schalke the lead eight minutes into the second half. Schalke looked like they’d be getting on their way to breaking the drought, but Dusseldorf tied the game at one and took the lead for good just five minutes later. Schalke were manhandled in the possession battle, owning just 38% possession with just 7 goal attempts to Fortuna’s 13 and were outshot 8-2 in terms of shots on goal. Suat Serdar leads Schalke in scoring with 7 goals while Amine Harit has 6 goals and a team-high 4 assists this season.
Werder Bremen on the other hand, remain in 17th place with a record of 5 wins, 7 draws and 15 losses on 22 points in the relegation zone. Bremen had to settle for a point in drawing Borussia Monchengladbach with a 0-0 scoreline in their last game. Bremen held their own with 46% possession, owning a 12-8 advantage in attempts at goal with 7 shots on goal compared to Monchengladbach’s 4. Milot Rashica leads Werder Bremen in scoring with 7 goals with 4 assists while Davy Klaassen has 4 assists of his own this season.
I get Schalke being favored if they’re at home with fans in the stands, but there are still no spectators here, and I’m not trying to back a team that hasn’t won any of their last ten games. Werder Bremen has some issues of their own and they’re running out of time, but Bremen is also the more desperate team that plays better away from home this season. I think there’s value here with Werder Bremen for the win so I’ll side with the visitors to pick up three points here.