Both teams started the new season with draws last weekend, with Schalke coming away from their road trip to Borussia Moenchengladbach with a 0-0 draw, while Bayern Munich’s quest for an eighth consecutive league title got off to an indifferent start as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Hertha Berlin.
Bayern have done the league double (winning home and away) against Schalke in each of the past two seasons and, with Schalke missing several players through injury, they will expect nothing less than another victory on Saturday.
Schalke vs Bayern Munich Betting Lines & Predictions
In the Bundesliga betting markets, the Match Result lines see Schalke at +750 (8.50) with bet365, the draw at +406 (5.06) at Sports Interaction and the betting line on Bayern Munich is at -263 (1.38) with Betway Sports.
Although Bayern dropped points last week, they are unlikely to struggle long-term in the Bundesliga, so most pundits and fans would expect them to win when making betting predictions ahead of this game. Those are very short odds on Bayern in the Match Result betting though, so there could be better value to be found elsewhere.
In the Correct Score betting odds, Bayern are available at +650 (7.50) with bet365 to win 2-0, which looks a decent bet given that Schalke struggled for goals last season and Bayern have strengthened their defence in the transfer window.
In the First Goalscorer market, Robert Lewandowski is +235 (3.35) with 888Sport. The Polish forward is a prolific and reliable goalscorer, so he’s the tip we’re going to be backing in this game.
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