Bundesliga – Bayer Leverkusen to face Schalke on Match-day 9
Next Saturday at 3:30pm GMT, on matchday 9 of the Bundesliga, we will see Bayer play Schalke at the Bay Arena.
This clash sees fifteenth play seventeenth, as struggling Schalke visit the Bay Arena to face Bayer.
Struggling Bayer Leverkusen, welcome fancied Schalke this Saturday
Bayer come to this match on the back of a 4-0 away win against Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena.
Also, the relegation zone is not where Bayer want to be at the end of the season, but that is where they are heading, unless they can get out of their losing habit. The Company’s Eleven have lost five of their last eight fixtures in the Bundesliga. With five points, they currently sit seventeenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 1 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws having won one game, drawn two matches, and lost five games.
Bayer have drawn one game and lost three meetings of their four League matches at home this season.
Bayer Leverkusen will have 8 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Bayer may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
Schalke’s Bundesliga season, has so far seen them gain six points, going into this game
Schalke come to this fixture on the back of a 2-3 home loss against Augsburg at Veltins-Arena.
Also, with an unfortunate Schalke that has not managed to win in their last League so far, Frank Kramer’s men form is worryingly poor. The Royal Blues should solve their trend if they don’t want to occupy the lasts places in the League Table. With six points (1W, 4L and 3D), they are established in fifteenth position in the League having won one game, drawn three matches, and lost four games.
Schalke have drawn two matches and lost two games of their four League matches playing away this season.
Victory for Schalke would take their points tally to 9 so far this season.
Frank Kramer could be missing up to three of their players through injury or illness for the game on Saturday.
Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels Bayer and Schalke have faced each other 60 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Bayer’s favour (26 – 15). In addition, Bayer have seen victory in two of the previous three fixtures against Schalke. The last time they played each other in this competition was April 2021 and the score line ended up with a 2-1 win for Bayer Leverkusen.
For Bayer, Kerem Demirbay is a top performing player who has scoredthree goals in eight League games this Bundesliga Season, while Marius Bulter is one of the top performing players after having scoredthree goals in eight League matches this campaign for Schalke.