Schalke 04 vs Kaiserslautern – betting prediction, odds for the German match (05.08.2023, 20:30 CET)

Schalke 04 vs Kaiserslautern – betting prediction, odds
Schalke 04 vs Kaiserslautern – betting prediction, odds

In Germany’s 2nd Bundesliga, the fixtures of the second round will take place in the weekend. Here, the tradition clash Schalke 04 vs 1. FC Kaiserslautern will be played on Saturday at 20.30 CET in the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen. The Royal Blues and the Red Devils failed to collect any points on the first matchday.

What speaks for Schalke 04?

  • Exemplarily, netted two or more times in five of its last six matches against professional clubs.

What speaks for 1. FC Kaiserslautern?

  • The opponent conceded five goals at the Hamburger SV.

Our betting prediction:

  • Prediction: Double Chance 1/2 & Over 2.5 goals
  • Odds: 1.85

Expert analysis Schalke 04

The home side in the fixture Schalke 04 vs 1. FC Kaiserslautern relegated as penultimate after the Bundesliga 2022/2023. Now, Thomas Reis’ team counts as one of the favourites for the promotion to the highest division. Several key players left the squad from Gelsenkirchen, but the Royal Blues signed numerous reinforcements.

Just for that reason, the 3-5 opening defeat at the third-placed team in Germany’s 2nd Bundesliga 2022/2023 season, the Hamburger SV, doesn’t change anything in the predictions. Moreover, Schalke 04 netted twice or more in seven of nine appearances against professional teams.

Here, a 0-6 away debacle against Germany’s champions Bayern Munich in mid-May constituted the first exception. That snapped a short streak with a 2-1 home win over Werder Bremen and a 3-2 away victory against Mainz 05. Then, the 2022/2023 Bundesliga ended with a 2-2 at the Veltins Arena against Eintracht Frankfurt and a 2-4 away defeat to the third-placed RB Leipzig.

About a month and a half later, Reis’ squad lost 0-2 to the Danish champions FC Copenhagen in a test match. However, the Royal Blues immediately bounced back with a 5-0 win over Górnik Zabrze that finished eighth in Poland’s Ekstraklasa 2022/2023. In the dress rehearsal, a 2-2 against Twente Enschede, the fifth-placed side in the past season in the Dutch Eredivisie, followed.

Expert analysis 1. FC Kaiserslautern

The 1. FC Kaiserslautern finished Germany’s 2nd Bundesliga 2022/2023 in the ninth place. One of the reasons for this lies in the fact that Dirk Schuster’s team lost four times in the final five rounds. Their only point win arrived on 7 May, when they drew 3-3 at Nuremberg, who finished the season in the fifth-bottom position.

This result was sandwiched between home defeats to Hansa Rostock (0-1) and Arminia Bielefeld (1-2). These opponents terminated the championship in the 13th- and third-last place, respectively. Then, the Red Devils suffered a 0-2 defeat at the Karlsruher SC and in the final round a 0-3 at home against Fortuna Düsseldorf.

During the preparation, the 1. FC Kaiserslautern won exclusively against amateur teams and 2-1 against Louisville City. This is a US team that participates in the second-tier USL. Against a MLS squad, Minnesota United, Schuster’s side lost 1-2. On Saturday, the 2023/2024 Bundesliga began with a 1-2 home defeat to the fifth-placed side of the previous season, St. Pauli.

Head-to-head comparison Schalke 04 vs 1. FC Kaiserslautern

This is the first clash Schalke 04 vs 1. FC Kaiserslautern after eleven years. The Royal Blues and the Red Devils last duelled in the Bundesliga 2011/2012. Here, Schalke 04 experienced against the 1. FC Kaiserslautern a 1-2 home defeat and a 4-1 away win.

Our betting prediction and the best odds

The home side in the Schalke 04 vs 1. FC Kaiserslautern match experienced in their opener a 3-5 away defeat against the Hamburger SV. This represents another favourite for the promotion to the Bundesliga. Furthermore, the team from Gelsenkirchen for the eighth time in nine appearances netted twice or more. In these matches, always more than 2.5 goals were scored.

The 1. FC Kaiserslautern suffered on the first matchday a 1-2 domestic defeat against another top team in the 2nd Bundesliga, St. Pauli. This marked the fourth consecutive league defeat for this time’s visitors. Additionally, for the fifth time in a row, the Red Devils conceded at least two goals in a championship match. In four of these fixtures, a total of more than 2.5 goals resulted.

Schalke 04 vs 1. FC Kaiserslautern – betting prediction: Double Chance 1/2 & Over 2.5 goals, odds 1.85

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