Schalke continue to struggle and have now seen their presence in European competition for next season come under serious threat. They have won just 1 of their last 8 Bundesliga fixtures while accumulating 7 out of a possible 24 points over this stretch. This poor run of form has left the future of manager Roberto Di Matteo under question, and the Italian boss knows he must finish in the top 6 if he is to have a chance at retaining his post. They currently sit just 2 points above their arch-rivals, Borussia Dortmund, and thein. pressure is mounting on the Royal Blues. Paderborn have by no means been a disappointment in their first full season in the German top-flight. However, they still sit on the brink of relegation despite picking up 7 crucial points over their last 5 Bundesliga outings. They currently hold the worst goal differential in the league and that could hurt them come the end of the season, as with just 2 matches remaining they sit in 17th place tied on points with Hannover and Freiburg. Schalke 04 win.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- PickSchalke -1 AH
- Odds+102 Bet365
- Match result1-0 (+0.00)