Bayern Munich – Schalke
Bayern Munich hosts Schalke 04 in a match from the 22th round of the German Bundesliga.
Bayern are the convincing leader in the Bundesliga at this moment, having 18 points advantage in front of the 2nd Bayer Leverkusen. It’s absolutely clear that the Bavarians are going to win the title once again and there’s nobody to stop them.
So far Bayern have an almost perfect record of 17 wins, 2 draws and just 2 losses. In their last five matches they have recorded only wins. In their last game Bayern enjoyed a 2-0 win over Mainz 05 away from home.
During the season Bayern’s board replaced Carlo Ancelotti with Jupp Heynckes and now Bayern are looking even stronger than they were before. With winning the Bundesliga being guaranteed, now their main focus would be a triumph in the Champions League as well.
Meanwhile Schalke 04 continue the fight for a Top 4 finish and return to the Champions League. Right now the Royal Blues are 5th in the standings with 34 points, being on par with the 4th Borussia Dortmund. Schalke are also just a poing behind the 2nd Bayer Leverkusen.
Schalke’s record in the league so far is 9 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses. In their last five matches the Royal Blues won just once – against Stuttgart, suffering two defeats and doing two draws.
Bayern Munich are the huge favourite in this game, of course. They are the best team in the country by far. The Bavarians are ruling the league with an ease, so we shall expect to see a domination by them until the end of the season as well.
For Schalke it’s going to be a really tough fight for a Top 4 finish. Every point is going to be important. But can Schalke win something against Bayern?