Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(56) 36 Goals 25 (44)
(48) 35 Assists 23 (29)
(6.8) 7.2 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
26 Average Age 27.4
184.5 Average Height (cm) 183.8
(1.2) 1.3 Shots pg 0.8 (0.8)
(51%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 52% (52%)
(1.1) 1 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.7)
(2.3) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Christoph Moritz Out 6.23
Marco Höger Out 6.82
Ibrahim Afellay Out 7.17
Kyriakos Papadopoulos Doubtful 7.45
Player Reason Status Rating
Filip Daems Out 6.83
Luuk de Jong Out 6.83

Team News

  • Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Benedikt Höwedes will probably start at centre-back again, allowing Atsuto Uchida to play at right-back. If Papadopoulos does not recover from a minor injury in time, Joel Matip will replace the Greek.
  • Julian Draxler and Tranquillo Barnetta compete for the spot on the left wing, with Ibrahim Afellay still not fit again.
  • Lewis Holtby should return to the first eleven as well, after being rested against Hamburg during the week.
  • In the left-back position, captain Filip Daems is still not 100% fit so Oscar Wendt will start again.
  • Alexander Ring and Lukas Rupp compete for the spot on the right wing.
  • Mike Hanke and Igor de Camargo are both in contention for the spot alongside Patrick Hermann up front. The latter should be ahead in the manager's rankings though.
  • Gladbach will probably field an unchanged team.

Prediction

  • After a very disappointing loss at Hamburg during the week, Schalke are three games without a win. They need a result to keep pace with Leverkusen and Dortmund now. Holtby and Draxler returning to the starting line-up should make them more dangerous on the attack again.
  • Gladbach beat high-flying Wolfsburg last time out and have regained confidence with that result. Another win would put them in the running for a Europa place again after a poor start to the season.
  • Expect this to be an open game with plenty of chances for both sides.
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