Match date: 19 Sep 2017
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Germany Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 2 (-1.25 AH)
| Match result:
0-3 - Won
Schalke will miss European competitions in this season after not so great results in Bundesliga and ending at 10th spot at the table, start of this campaign was decent and after four rounds are at 4th position at the table with nine points, they celebrated three times while suffered only one defeat with narrow result and it can be said that are in good form, in first round of Cup also achieved victory in first official game of the season, however now in 5th round will have very difficult task since are welcoming title defenders and strongest German team Bayern Munich. In previous round hosts celebrated over Werder away from home with one goal margin, both teams were decent in that game bu Schalke were a bit more accurate and deserved victory, before that managed to defeat Stuttgart which returned from second Bundesliga, anyway this will be a very difficult match and must show some really great performances to confront to a mighty Bayern. Six years have passed since their last victory over guests and i doubt that now can overcome them, simple opponents seems just to strong and can't afford defeat. Schalke will be more focused on Bundesliga, in previous season they were pretty good in Europa league and reached quarter finals where were eliminated by Ajax, now i believe that can achieve better results in Bundesliga and win placement into Europe for next season. Only midfielder Schopf (0/0) will stay out for this match due to an injury.
Well as we all know Bayern Munich will be very difficult to stop in defending of a title in Germany, without any doubts are strongest team in Bundesliga, in first four rounds they collected nine points same as hosts, Hoffenheim was only team which managed to defeat them but in that match team from Munich were much better side, opponents practically exploit all their chances and scored two goals, anyway after that they achieved routine victory in first round of Champions league group stage against Anderlecht while in previous round celebrated over Mainz with four goals margin. Guests are coming to this match to celebrate, they are one point behind current leaders Dortmund and must keep up with them, they won five consecutive title in Germany and it will be extremely difficult to stop them now. Last time they faced with Schalke in Cup in March and celebrated at home with convincing result, now i'm sure that can achieve another one and score few more goals. They reinforced their squad during summer with James Rodriguez from Real Madrid while rest of the team kept from previous campaign. To this game Bayern Munich are coming as big favorites, they are in good form and i'm sure that can celebrate once again over solid Schalke, i expect open game with plenty of goals tonight. Visitors are coming here without injured first goalkeeper Neuer (3/0), defenders Alaba (2/0), Bernat (0/0) and midfielder Robben (4/1).
Schalke will have a really difficult mission to grab some points against powerful opponents, they aren't without any chances but to outplay title defenders must show some outstanding performances, still i believe that visitors will win this game and score couple of goals.