Europa League is the last chance for Schalke to achieve something significant this season and to delight its fans. The "Royal Blue" are in the lower half of the table in Bundesliga and their only chance to qualify for the European tournament is to win this tournament. However, this seems unbelievable at this stage. Schalke lost his first game against Ajax by 2:0 and overall showed a rather weak play. Schalke has many sports-technical problems. Out for this game because of injuries are Embollo, Abdul Rahman Baba, Naldo and Denis Aogo. Tilos Keherr was punished because of accumulated yellow cards.
Ajax recorded a convincing victory with 2:0 in the first game and will now be able to play this revenge more calmly. However, the Dutch should not underestimate the opponent because they can easily be punished. Ajax is fighting a fierce battle for the Dutch title with Feyenoord, but will also be able to win Europa League. Ajax has no problems with injured or punished footballers and will be able to rely on its best players. Ajax is in a series of 5 consecutive wins.
Interesting facts about the match:
Ajax kept his net dry in 5 of his last 7 Europa League matches.
6 of the last 7 Ajax games in Europa League ended with less than 2.5 goals.
Ajax has only 1 loss in last 14 Europa League games.
Schalke has only 1 win in last 6 Europa League matches.
Schalke recorded 2 draws in last 2 home games in Europa League.
Schalke has nothing to lose and will have to throw in attacks from the first minutes of the game, because they have to score at least two goals. Ajax is still quite a young team and has no experience. This Sunday, Ajax has very important match with PSV in Dutch Championship. That is why I advise you to look for a win for the hosts in the match.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- Prediction1 1
- Odds+110 Bet365
- Match result2-0 (+8.80)
|1 Ralf Fährmann|
|31 Matija Nastasic|
|4 Benedikt Höwedes|
|6 Sead Kolasinac|
|27 Sascha Riether|
|8 Leon Goretzka|
|17 Benjamin Stambouli|
|10 Nabil Bentaleb|
|19 Guido Burgstaller|
|7 Maximilian Meyer|
|2 Daniel Caligiuri|
|Coach: M. Weinzierl|
|24 Andre Onana|
|36 Matthijs de Ligt|
|5 Davinson Sanchez|
|26 Nick Viergever|
|3 Joël Veltman|
|20 Lasse Schöne|
|10 Davy Klaassen|
|22 Hakim Ziyech|
|9 Bertrand Traore|
|11 Amin Younes|
|45 Justin Kluivert|
|Coach: P. Bosz|
Head 2 head
Head 2 head Statistics
Last 5 home Schalke
|19.11.17||Schalke 04 - Hamburger SV||2-0||Bunde|
|28.10.17||Schalke 04 - Wolfsburg||1-1||Bunde|
|20.10.17||Schalke 04 - Mainz 05||2-0||Bunde|
|29.09.17||Schalke 04 - Bayer Leverkusen||1-1||Bunde|
|19.09.17||Schalke 04 - Bayern Munchen||0-3||Bunde|
Last 5 away Ajax
|18.11.17||NAC Breda - Ajax||0-8||Eredi|
|28.10.17||Willem II - Ajax||1-3||Eredi|
|25.10.17||ASV De Dijk - Ajax||1-4||Cup|
|22.10.17||Feyenoord - Ajax||1-4||Eredi|
|01.10.17||Heerenveen - Ajax||0-4||Eredi|
Last 5 away Schalke
|04.11.17||Freiburg - Schalke 04||0-1||Bunde|
|24.10.17||Wehen Wiesbaden - Schalke 04||1-3||Cup|
|14.10.17||Hertha BSC - Schalke 04||0-2||Bunde|
|23.09.17||Hoffenheim - Schalke 04||2-0||Bunde|
|16.09.17||Werder Bremen - Schalke 04||1-2||Bunde|