Schalke & SC Freiburg meet on Match-day 12

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Sunday Bundesliga action from the Veltins-Arena, as Schalke take on Freiburg.

Champion’s League hopefuls Freiburg, travel to Schalke on Sunday, as third takes on eighteenth in the League.

Schalke to host SC Freiburg Amid Relegation Battle

Schalke come to this fixture on the back of a victory, having beaten Hertha 2-1 at Olympiastadion.

Also, Schalke may not want to consider the prospect of relegation this season, but they are going to have to change their ways if they are to avoid it. The Royal Blues have lost five of five meetings. With six points, they currently sit eighteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 1 wins, 7 losses and 3 draws having won one game, drawn three games, and lost seven fixtures.

When Schalke host Freiburg, they will do so on the back of one victory, one dart, and three losse on their own ground.

A win in this fixture, would take Schalke’s points from 6 to 9, so far this season.

Going into Sunday’s game, Thomas Reis without five of his players, due to illness or injury.

SC Freiburg have so far accrued 21 points in this season of the Bundesliga

Freiburg will be hoping to increase their row, after victories over both Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich.

Also, Freiburg keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last 11 matches is astonishing this season and they are looking worthy of the aspiration to qualify for Champion’s League football. Now they have 6 matches won, 2 games lost and 3 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in third place, with a total of 21 points having won six games, drawn three fixtures, and lost two games.

Freiburg’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Schalke. In the 6 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three meetings, drawn two matches, and lost one game.

A win in this fixture would take SC Freiburg’s points to 24 in the League.

Injury and illness have depleted Christian Streich’s Freiburg and they will likely be missing four key personnel for Sunday’s match.

Schalke v SC Freiburg – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Freiburg with a greater number of wins. In the last 43 meetings, they have enjoyed 18 victories, to Schalke’s 16 wins. Further, Freiburg are unbeaten in their nine of the last 18 games played against Schalke. In their most recent meeting of this fixture Schalke delivered a 4-0 home win.

Players to watch

For Schalke, Marius Bulter, one of their best scorers, has nettedthree goals in 11 League games so far, while Vincenzo Grifo is a top performing player who has scoredfour goals in 11 League matches this campaign for Freiburg.

Other standout players for Schalke are Marius Bulter and Simon Terodde with three goals both and for Freiburg are Vincenzo Grifo and Michael Gregoritsch with four goals each.