Bayern Munich -1 @ 1.85
Schalke welcome Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich to the Veltins Arena with both sides buoyed after midweek wins in the Champions League. Jens Keller’s Schalke eased to a 3-0 win against Steaua Bucharest with academy graduate Julian Draxler in fine form with a goal and an assist. Victory in midweek was their fourth successive in all competitions after a disappointing start that saw them winless in their opening four matches this season. Key to their recent form has been an improvement in defence with three successive clean sheets.
Champions Bayern Munich face their toughest test of the Bundesliga this season with a difficult match away at Schalke. Goals from David Alaba, Mario Mandzukic and Arjen Robben saw the European Champions begin the defence of their crown with a comfortable win over CSKA Moscow. Pep Guardiola’s side trail league leader Borussia Dortmund by two points after the opening five matches after four wins and a draw. Experienced midfield lynchpin Bastian Schweinsteiger could return to the starting 11 having come on as a second-half substitute in midweek.
Despite Schalke’s recent upturn in form champions Bayern Munich can ease to victory at the Veltins Arena on Saturday.