Schalke – Greuther Furth 02.02.2013
Greuther Furth are worse. They have failed to win any of their last 17 league games, losing 11.
Just looking back at their last 6 games I see a solitary goal at home against Augsburg for a draw, and the 5 losses around that have all come without them even scoring. They have just 11 goals this season through 19 games, but have shipped 33, almost as many as Schalke have scored.
Schalke lost Holtby a couple of days ago in the transfer window, so he won’t be adding to his tally of 4, although they will miss his production as he had a hand in 7 more goals for Schalke. The man I’m going to be keeping my eye on is Huntelaar, as the Dutch striker is surely due some goals, and what better chance than at home against Greuther Furth.
Match: Schalke – Greuther Furth 15.30h
League: Germany 1
Our prediction: Home Team to score two or more goals
Odds: 1.50 Bookmaker: Unibet
Huntelaar has just 5 goals this season but he is a talented player who had 16 at this stage last year. Schalke have been stifled too long now, and I feel this will be a breakout game for them, not just offensively, but defensively too. I’m calling for a 3-0 win but really that is being quite conservative.
Let’s take the home side to win but cover their win by at least 2 goals. I also think that we can see a few goals. GL