Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke 04 – 08/10/2022
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On Saturday afternoon, struggling Bayer Leverkusen hosts Schalke at the BayArena, as the home team desperately searches for a Bundesliga victory.
Bayer’s turnaround from a top-four team to relegation dwellers has been dramatic. Die Werkself currently find themselves in 17th place in the Bundesliga table after eight games of the league campaign.
A 4-0 hammering at reigning champions Bayern Munich last time out means that Gerardo Seoane’s team have picked up just five points from their opening eight league matches. They are currently four league games without a victory too.
Leverkusen have been particularly poor in defence of late in the Bundesliga, conceding at least two goals in five of their previous seven league matches.
Even their usual stellar home form has dipped of late, as Bayer are now winless in four home games in the German top-flight, having suffered three defeats in the process.
They have also kept just one clean in their previous nine home games in the Bundesliga.
The Royal Blues have not enjoyed a great return to the Bundesliga after winning promotion last season. The team from Gelsenkirchen have picked up just six points from their opening eight league matches.
A 3-2 home defeat by Augsburg, last time out in the Bundesliga, means that Schalke have won just one of their eight league games this season.
Poor defensive displays are a factor in the lack of results, as they have kept just one clean sheet in their eight league games this term.
Schalke are currently on an incredible 32-game winless run on their travels in the Bundesliga, a record that dates back to 2019.
What does Forebet predict?
With both teams in poor form, it is not a major surprise that Forebet predicts this game will produce a low-scoring draw.