The 2020/21 Bundesliga debut season is set to kick off this Friday with defending champions Bayern Munich hosting Schalke 04 at Allianz Arena.
Bayern München vs Schalke 04 preview
Munich will start their title defense at home after winning the coveted treble last season in 2019/20, the UEFA Champions League, a German record eighth straight Bundesliga crown and the teams 20th German Cup (DFB-Pokal) title.
- Schalke 04 have failed to beat Bayern Munich in the last 8 matches in all competitions.
- Bayern Munich have produced more than two goals in their last 19 home games in the Bundesliga.
- Bayern have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 8 matches against Schalke in all competitions.
- Schalke have failed to win their last 16 Bundesliga matches.
- Bayern have won their last 13 Bundesliga matches.
- Schalke have conceded at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 away Bundesliga matches.
Head to head
Last season, the two teams met three times with Bayern Munich winning all the matches. The first encounter was in the Bundesliga where the Hansi Flick’s men registered a 3-0 victory before beating Schalke 5-0 in the return leg. Third match was a DFB Pokal Cup final, Joshua Kimmich scored the only goal that separated the two teams.
Bayern Munich win
Munich head into the encounter as the favourites to pick maximum points on Friday night. The Bavarians hold a clear advantage over Schalke, as they have picked 27 wins, three losses and six draws in the 36 previous encounters.
Bayern Munich have scored more than two goals in 16 out of 19 Bundesliga home matches. Without a doubt, this will be another game for Munich to riot at their home soil. It will be even safer for bettors to bet on the match to produce three goals and above. Betway is giving an odd of 1.25 for the clash to produce three or more goals while Mozzart has 1.20 odds.
Anytime goalscorer – Robert Lewandowski
Lewandowski was confirmed as the Bundesliga’s top scorer last season, for the second year running, the fourth time to secure the Torjägerkanone prize. The 32-year-old finished last season with 34 goals, 6 above second-placed Timo Werner.
Place your bet on Lewandowski to become anytime goalscorer in both betway and Chezacash giving odds of 1.27.
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