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FC Schalke 04 vs FC Augsburg: Bundesliga Game Preview

FC Schalke 04 vs FC Augsburg

Football   |   May 22, 2020

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The Bundesliga finally returned last week, with games being played behind closed doors because of COVID-19 concerns. Now we will have another weekend full of exciting games.

A very intriguing contest will be FC Schalke 04 hosting FC Augsburg on Sunday at VELTINS-Arena. Both teams are coming off tough losses so you can expect them to play with a chip on their shoulder. FC Schalke 04 lost 4-0 on the road against Borussia Dortmund while FC Augsburg suffered a 2-1 home setback against Wolfsburg. Which team will get back on track?

Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.

Dafabet Picks

Team to Win (Regular Time)
• FC Schalke 04: 2.07
• FC Augsburg: 3.85
• Draw: 3.49

Spread
• FC Schalke 04: -0.5 (2.06)
• FC Augsburg: +0.5 (1.87)

Total
• Over 2.5 (2.02)
• Under 2.5 (1.88)

Key Points to Consider

Last 6: FC Schalke 04, coming off a 4-0 road loss vs Borussia Dortmund, have 3 losses, 3 draws and 0 wins in their last 6 overall. FC Augsburg, coming off a 2-1 home loss vs Wolfsburg, have 5 losses, 1 draw and 0 wins in their last 6 overall.

Momentum: FC Augsburg has been on a downward trend — losing five of their last six games in the Bundesliga.

Head-to-Head: These two sides last matched up in Bundesliga action on Nov. 3, 2019 and Schalke 04 won 3-2.

Projected Leaders

For FC Schalke 04, Benito Raman has a 39.64 percent chance to score. He averages 2.26 shots overall per sim, 1.1 shots on goal per and 0.5 goals per sim.

For FC Augsburg, Florian Niederlechner has a 36.6 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 2.63 shots overall per sim, 1.37 shots on goal per and 0.46 goals per sim.

Analyst’s Pick

FC Schalke 04 Moneyline.

Three-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on FC Schalke 04 in this one. Average score in simulations is FC Schalke 04 2 to FC Augsburg 1.54.

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