2019-20 Bundesliga – Koln vs Schalke 04 Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Koln vs Schalke 04 kick off? Saturday 29th February, 2020 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Koln vs Schalke 04 being played? RheinEnergieStadion

What TV channel is Koln vs Schalke 04 on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Koln vs Schalke 04 in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Koln vs Schalke 04?

Koln – https://fc.de/fc-tickets/ticketnews/

Schalke 04 – https://store.schalke04.de/tickets/schalke-04-spiele/alle-spiele/

What was the score in the last meeting between Koln & Schalke 04? Schalke 04 1-1 Koln

THE TEAM NEWS

KOLN

  • Besides heavy defeats to Bayern and Dortmund, Koln have been in impressive form in recent months and recorded their biggest win of the season at Hertha last Saturday.
  • Czichos is set for a lengthy lay-off after suffering a bad injury in Berlin so Bornauw, who is back from suspension, will partner Leistner in defence.
  • Modeste and Hector returned to full training this week after sitting out the last game, but in-form Uth is not eligible to face his parent club.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Horn; Ehizibue, Bornauw, Leistner, Schmitz; Skhiri, Hector; Kainz, Rexhbecaj, Jakobs; Cordoba

Unavailable: Kessler (Injured), Katterbach (Injured), Czichos (Injured), Uth (Ineligible)

Doubtful: Hector (Injured), Modeste (Injured)

SCHALKE 04

  • Faltering Schalke have taken just three points from their last five games and suffered their second 5-0 thrashing in that period at home to RB Leipzig last weekend.
  • Despite that heavy defeat, coach Wagner is not expected to ring the changes, though Gregoritsch is likely to be recalled up front.
  • Juan Miranda has been nursing an injury this week but number two goalkeeper Schubert is fit again and will retake his place on the bench.

Predicted line-up (4-1-2-1-2): Nubel; Kenny, Kabak, Nastasic, Oczipka; Omar Mascarell; McKennie, Serdar; Harit; Gregoritsch, Raman

Unavailable: Stambouli (Injured), Sane (Injured), Caligiuri (Injured)

Doubtful: Juan Miranda (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Seven places separate these two sides but on current form, Koln have plenty of appeal. The Billy Goats have lost just one of their six home games under Gisdol - and that was against Bayern. Schalke, meanwhile, are winless in five and that run may well continue here.

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