Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(65) 56 Goals 38 (56)
(49) 42 Assists 33 (48)
(6.8) 7.3 Average Ratings 7.2 (6.8)
25.7 Average Age 25.6
185.5 Average Height (cm) 186
(1.1) 1.5 Shots pg 1.3 (1.2)
(55%) 55% Aerial Duel Success 55% (51%)
(1.1) 1 Dribbles pg 1 (1.1)
(2.1) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.6 (2.3)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Renato Augusto Out 6.05
Michal Kadlec Out 7.36
Karim Bellarabi Out 6.7
Daniel Schwaab Out 6.53
Player Reason Status Rating
Christoph Metzelder Out 6.29
Marco Höger Out 6.82
Atsuto Uchida Out 6.86

Team News

  • Bernd Leno returns from injury to replace Michael Rensing in goal.
  • Sebastian Boenisch and Hajime Hosogai compete for the spot at left-back.
  • Simon Rolfes returns from suspension to start in central midfield.
  • Gonzalo Castro will switch to the wing again to replace the injured Sidney Sam.
  • Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Joel Matip will probably start at centre-back again, with Benedikt Höwedes switching to the right-back position.
  • Julian Draxler could get his chance on the left wing, with Ibrahim Afellay dropping to the bench.
  • Otherwise, manager Stevens will most likely field an unchanged team.

Prediction

  • Leverkusen have been in very strong form in the last few weeks, but a surprising loss at Wolfsburg cost them a lot of confidence last weekend.
  • Schalke are second in the table at the moment and certainly the most consistent team behind Bayern. Some injury concerns could cost them stability in the next weeks though.
  • Expect this to be a close game with both teams trying to dominate.
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