BAY vs SCH Dream11 Prediction: The Bundesliga resumes on Friday night with champions, Bayern Munich, welcoming Schalke 04 in the first game of the season. Bayern had a very poor start to the season and after an embarrassing 5-1 defeat to Frankfurt, Niko Kovac was sacked as manager and Hansi Flick was appointed. Flick changed the entire playing style of the Bavarians which saw them claw back in the league and ultimately win it again. They also went on to win the DFB Pokal and the UEFA Champions League by beating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 thus completing the treble for the first time since 2013. Schalke, also under a new manager – David Wagner had a very poor season and finished just 4 spots above the relegation zone. They set a club record by going 16 games without registering a win in the second half of the season. Die Knappen dropped a lot of unnecessary points that they should have won and will look to improve on those this season. Schalke have been a great team in the past and often been one of Germany’s best teams whilst competing in the Champions League regularly. David Wagner will be tasked with getting them back to their previous best, alongside the likes of Dortmund, Leipzig and Monchengladbach.
Fixture name & competition: Bayern Munich vs Schalke 04, Bundesliga (Matchday 1)
Date & Time: 19th September, 12:00 am
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich
BAY – WWWWW;
SCH – WLLWW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Over the last 5 fixtures, Bayern Munich have won all 5 games.
Last meeting: Schalke 04 0-1 Bayern Munich (DFB Pokal, 4th March 2020)
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BAY vs SCH Dream11 Prediction Team News, Injury Report, Starting Lineups
Bayern Munich Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Thiago Alcantara’s move to Liverpool is all but confirmed and will definitely not feature. Tanguy Kouassi, Bayern’s new signing, will miss out due to injury.
Doubtful: Kingsley Coman is unlikely to feature because he could potentially test positive for Covid-19 because of a scare. Jerome Boateng is injured with a hamstring issue and is due back towards the end of September. So don't pick him in your BAY vs SCH Dream11 Team Prediction.
Expected changes: New signing, Leroy Sane, is likely to feature in the squad. Despite having some trouble with the Bayern board, David Alaba is staying at the club and will play for them.
BAY Playing 11 (probable):
Manuel Neuer (GK)
Schalke 04 Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Weston McKennie has moved to Juventus. Salif Sane is out with a meniscus injury and will not feature against Bayern.
Doubtful: New signing, Vedad Ibisevic, may start on Friday for Die Knappen.
SCH Playing 11 (probable):
Ralf Fahrmann (GK)
Who will win today’s match?
The odds are heavily stacked against Schalke as Bayern Munich are currently one of the best teams in the world. All bookmakers have pegged the Bavarians to win comfortably as well. Bayern Munich have not lost to Schalke in the Bundesliga since 2010 and that doesn’t look like it will change any time soon. The German and European champions have sold one of the best midfielders in the world in Thiago Alcantara and still look like a very solid team. Utility players like Joshua Kimmich and David Alaba can do an equally good job at two different positions which can be very important during an injury crisis. They also have some very good young players like Alphonso Davies (19), Serge Gnabry (25), Leroy Sane (24) and Joshua Kimmich (25) to add that youthful vigour to their side. Schalke 04 will definitely throw the kitchen sink at Bayern and even a point for them away at the Allianz Arena will be huge. David Wagner will set up defensively and attack Bayern on the counters with Mark Uth and Vedad Ibisevic looking to catch Sule and Alaba off-guard. But overall, Bayern should get an easy victory in this BAY vs SCH Dream11 Match Prediction
BAY vs SCH Dream11 Teams
Robert Lewandowski – The Polish striker has had a dream of a season and was one of the best players in the world. He scored a massive 55 goals and had 10 assists all seasons that ultimately helped Bayern win the treble. At the age of 32, he shows no signs of slowing down and will hope to carry on this fine form onto next season.
Vedad Ibisevic – Ibisevic is a new signing who arrived from Hertha Berlin on a free transfer and will most likely make his debut for Schalke against Bayern Munich. Ibisevic is quite the veteran at 36 years old and with experience, comes good goalscoring numbers. He has scored 163 goals during his time in the Bundesliga and provided 61 assists. He will add some depth to the Schalke attack but will provide more than just that owing to his experience.
Serge Gnabry – The young German has been loving life in the Bundesliga scoring 36 goals and providing 23 assists so far. He has been integral to Bayern Munich’s plan, playing alongside Lewandowski and will look to be a mainstay in their attacking line-up for a long time now.
X-factors (differential picks)
Thomas Muller – Thomas Muller has had a revival of sorts since Hansi Flick took over and made him pivotal to the team. He has ended the season with 14 goals and provided 26 assists, guiding the team to 3 trophies. Hansi Flick will look to deploy Muller behind Gnabry and Lewandowski to create some great chances for them.
Leroy Sane – The winger has made the switch to the Allianz Arena after a short but successful stint at Manchester City. After a long transfer saga, he will now play on the flanks for the Bavarians and look to make some more history with them. The former Schalke man has already 5 trophies with the Cityzens and will just slot into the Bayern front-line.
Mark Uth – Wagner will turn to his versatile forward – Mark Uth to cause some damage to Bayern. He has scored 136 goals and provided 55 assists in his career so far. He will look to link-up with Ibisevic and give Niklas Sule and David Alaba a run for their money in the final third. He had 5 goals and 8 assists last season, playing mostly as a second-striker.