Schalke will be hosting Bayern Munich at Veltins-Arena for the Bundesliga fixture on Sunday at 8:00 PM IST. The hosts has acquired the 18th spot with seven points while the visitors have occupied the number one position with 39 points.
Schalke played 17 matches out of which they won 12 games, lost twice and had a draw thrice. Bayern Munich also had 17 games, they were victorious once, lost 12 games and drew four matches.
Schalke will be entering into this game with a 2-1 loss to FC Koln on Wednesday at the same venue. Goals from Jan Thielmann and Rafael Czichos sealed the game for FC Koln. Matthew Hoppe scored the consolation goal for Schalke.
However, Bayern Munich beat Augsburg on Wednesday at the WWK Arena. A penalty from Robert Lewandowski in the first-half was more than enough to take his team home.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, Bayern Munich clearly has the upper hand as they beat Schalke 26 times while lost to them on three occasions and drawn five. The last game between the two teams took place last year in Bundesliga, Bayern Munich beat Schalke 8-0.
Schalke will miss the services of Kilian Ludewig, Goncalo Pacienca and German striker Steven Skrzybski as all are nursing injuries.
Nassim Boujellab, striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and midfielder Omar Mascarell’s availability seems skeptical.
Bayern Munich will be entering into this game without their young centre-back Tanguy Nianzou, who has been sidelined due to an injury. Joshua Zirkzee is suspended.