This is one of those games where your Humble Handicapper just can’t wait to tell you the basics as that puts you that much closer to having some extra dosh with a capital $ in your pocket. Schalke coming out on top is available at 8/11 the draw is at best soccer odds of 3/1 and an away win for Frankfurt is offered up at 4/1.
Enough with the basics…WHERE’S THE MONEY
Just because I mentioned the top six finish odds in my other recent Bundesliga preview I’ll let you know that Schalke are the bookies’ best boys to finish tops six (well the best boys they are giving out odds on) at 1/100, that pretty much means that they are “guaranteed” to do it but what you win by backing them, won’t be as much as bookie Bob makes by hanging onto your cash until the end of the season. Frankfurt by comparison are the bookie’s second last favourite (out of the 11 sides they offer soccer odds on) at 17/2, only ahead of super long shots Hanover 96 who are 28/1.
Head to Head
These sides have the very example of shared spoils looking as their last five head to head meetings. We’ve had two home victories, one each and three draws. The only thing that separates these two sides (in head to head terms) is their goal difference. Frankfurt have scored five past Schalke and Schalke have responded with six in return. You might be tempted to back 1-1 after looking at that and the bookies like that score as they have it at 7/1 (tied with2-1 Schalke for the most favoured soccer odds). The meeting between these two sides ended by that exact score back in November 2012. The other two draws in the recent run with these sides were 3-3 and 0-0) back in November 2013 and October 2010) and those scores are offered up at 18/1 and 45/1.
Your Humble Handicapper mistrusts two things in this world and one of them is predicting draws (the other is women with big hands). Therefore he is discounting the fact that Schalke have conceded two goals in their last three games and will instead concentrate on the fact that Frankfurt have o draws in their last five games. Take Schalke for your bundlesliga pick.
Soccer Prediction: Schalke win 2-1 available at best soccer odds of 8/1 with BetVictor.