Schalke – Koln
Schalke 04 hosts Koln in a match from the 14th round of the German Bundesliga.
Schalke are doing very well since the start of the new season. The Royal Blues are currently third in the Bundesliga standings with 24 points won. Their record so far is seven wins, three draws and three defeats.
In their last five matches Schalke are unbeaten. They won three of them and lost points only during the draws with Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund.
Against Dortmund it was really a spectacular performance. Dortmund had a 4-0 lead in the match, but Schalke managed to score four times and fight for a 4-4 draw. It was really a historical performance by the Royal Blues. A match which they are going to remember for a long, long time ahead.
Against them we will Koln – the weakest team in the Bundesliga. Since the start of the campaign, Koln managed to win just two points. They have not won a game yet. Their record is two draws and eleven defeats. Now it’s safe to say that Koln are a major favourite for relegation to the 2. Bundesliga. They will need a miracle to survive from this situation.
It’s amazing that Koln managed to score just 4 goals in 13 games so far. It’s incredible how pathetic their performance is. Last season Koln finished in the Top 6 and won a qualification for Europa League, but now they look like a totally different team. One should wonder what exactly happened to them in the summer.
Schalke can’t use the injured Nabil Bentaleb and Pablo Insua, while Daniel Caligiuri, Thilo Kehrer, Armine Harit and Luke Hemmerich are all doubtful for the match.
Meanwhile Koln will be without Jhon Cordoba, Dominic Maroh, Simon Zoller and Marco Hoger, who are all injured.