In the first round of DFB Pokal (German Cup), it’s underdogs, FC Schweinfurt 05 v Schalke 04. It’s the unlikely duel of a team from the fourth tier of German football (Regionalliga Bayern) against the elite (Bundesliga). It’s very obvious who is the favourite; Schalke should win this game comfortably.
Our Tips and Predictions For This Game:
In the first rounds of the DFB Cup, we often see some very big results like 7-8, 8-0, etc. They are quite common in these types of games. The class difference between Bundesliga and the Regionalliga sides is massive and the teams from the fourth division are considered to be lucky simply for being hosts to some of the German giants. We predict that this will be an easy win for the Bundesliga team, and 888sport offers 2.17 for a win with a three or more goal difference, which we consider a real value bet.
FC Schweinfurt 05:
Their best days are behind them; they are stuck in the fourth tier for five seasons. Last year was their best in recent years, they finished the season at third place, but that didn’t mean promotion to the third tier. Unfortunately for them, that means their best players were wanted by better clubs, so now they are missing their complete right side – Munchen 1860 both their right winger Marius Willsch and right back Herbert Paul.
Schalke 04 finished last season in second place of the Bundesliga behind Bayern Munich and they plan a repeat of this result this year. They lost Leon Goretzka, who went to Bayern Munich and Max Meyer, who went to Crystal Palace, and they bought Mark Uth from Hoffenheim and Suat Serdar from FSV Mainz. They will rest most of their stars in this game, but they are still strong and should win easily.
FC Schweinfurt 05 last 5 games:
Schalke 04 last 5 games:
Reasons For and Against The Tip:
✓ The class difference between the two teams is huge.
✓ In the first round of the DFB Cup, we normally see big wins from Bundesliga teams like 7-0, 8-0, etc.
✘ Schalke 04 will rest some of their best players.