Bundesliga – Season Continues – Stuttgart v Schalke on Match-day 5

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Next Saturday at 3:30pm GMT, on matchday 5 of the Bundesliga, we will see Stuttgart play Schalke at the Mercedes Benz Arena.

This clash sees sixteenth play twelfth, as struggling Schalke visit the Mercedes Benz Arena to face Stuttgart.

This season’s Bundesliga campaign, has so far seen Stuttgart achieve three points

Losing home to SC Freiburg 0-1, which followed them drawing away to FC Köln 0-0, this is a worrying run of form for Stuttgart Manager Pellegrino Matarazzo, who goes into this fixture, knowing that only a positive result will be good enough.

Also, Stuttgart have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. With a twelfth position in the league and 0 wins, 1 losses and 3 draws, they currently have three points in the League having drawn three fixtures and lost one game.

Stuttgart have drawn one game and lost one game of their two League matches at home this season.

A win in this fixture would take Stuttgart’s points to 6 in the League.

Stuttgart’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Pellegrino Matarazzo, ahead of this Saturday’s fixture against their opponents.

Schalke have two points to their name, going into this tie

Schalke have dropped five points in their last two matches – a 1-6 defeat at Union Berlin and 0-0 draw at Wolfsburg.

Also, with two draws in three matches, Manager Frank Kramer has plenty to ponder, going into the next fixture, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With two points (0W, 2L and 2D), they are established in sixteenth position in the League having drawn two matches and lost two meetings.

Schalke will travel to Stuttgart with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one draw and one losse.

A win in this fixture, would take Schalke’s points from 2 to 5, so far this season.

Stuttgart v Schalke – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the teams have already met each other 55 times with the result being 24 victories and 12 draws for Stuttgart. Further, three of the previous four fixtures between Stuttgart and Schalke have resulted in a Stuttgart win. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was February 2021 and the score line ended up with a 5-1 win for Stuttgart.

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