Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(56) 31 Goals 36 (42)
(45) 22 Assists 22 (28)
(6.8) 6.9 Average Ratings 7.2 (6.7)
26.5 Average Age 26.6
185.7 Average Height (cm) 182.9
(1.2) 1.1 Shots pg 1.2 (1)
(51%) 53% Aerial Duel Success 46% (46%)
(0.9) 1 Dribbles pg 1.1 (1.5)
(1.7) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Kyriakos Papadopoulos Out 7.51
Jermaine Jones Out 7.2
Jefferson Farfán Doubtful 7.71
Ibrahim Afellay Doubtful 7.18
Player Reason Status Rating
Marco Terrazzino Out 6.45
Matthias Ginter Out 6.92
Ezequiel Out 6.29
Sebastian Freis Out 6.22
Mensur Mujdza Out 7.09
Immanuel Höhn Out 6.57

Team News

  • With Kyriakos Papadopoulos still injured, Joel Matip will start at centre-back.
  • Julian Draxler and Tranquillo Barnetta compete for the spot on the left wing, with Ibrahim Afellay still doubtful for the game.
  • On the right wing, Jefferson Farfan is doubtful as well, meaning Chinedu Obasi could get a chance from the start.
  • Diagne Fallou returns from suspension to replace Johannes Flum at centre-back.
  • Mensur Mujdza is injured and will be replaced by Oliver Sorg at right-back, with Vegar Hedenstad filling in on the left.
  • Julian Schuster is back from a one-match ban as well and will start in central midfield.

Prediction

  • Schalke have not won in their last five Bundesliga games and need to improve defensively before they even start to begin thinking about their attack. Manager Stevens has not extended his contract and is under slight pressure to get a result in the final game before the break.
  • Freiburg have done a great job in the first half of the season and manager Streich has found a very balanced system for his team. A relegation battle is not on their minds this season.
  • Expect this to be a close game. Schalke certainly have more quality, but Freiburg are a well organised side.
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