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Schalke 04 vs. Erzgebirge Aue 1/22/2022 2. Fußball-Bundesliga Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Schalke 04 encounters Erzgebirge Aue on 1/22/2022 at 02:30 PM.

Erzgebirge Aue visits Schalke 04 in a 2. Fußball-Bundesliga match. Schalke 04 with a record of 9-4-6 this season comes into this game with a 4-2-3 record on the road. Erzgebirge Aue is 3-6-10 this season and is 2-2-6 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Schalke 04 and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their previous match, Schalke 04 came out with a draw and will look to chalk up a tally in the win column. Facing a hostile crowd or lack thereof (in person, but there will be virtual fans “present”) due to ongoing pandemic may be part of a winning recipe.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Erzgebirge Aue and it is an opportunity to get rolling. Erzgebirge Aue played to a draw in their last match. It is not a loss, but getting a home win is paramount. There are expectations that come with improved performance on a familiar pitch.

The Schalke 04 Roster

The Players to Watch for the Schalke 04

Thomas Ouwejan MF



Thomas Ouwejan has 18 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Schalke 04 teammates, Thomas Ouwejan had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Thomas Ouwejan has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Thomas Ouwejan has 0 Red Cards this season.

Malick Thiaw DF



Malick Thiaw has 18 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Malick Thiaw has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Malick Thiaw has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Malick Thiaw has 0 Red Cards this season.

Marcin Kamiński DF



As a scorer, Marcin Kamiński had 18 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Marcin Kamiński has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Marcin Kamiński has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Marcin Kamiński has 0 Red Cards this season.

Victor Pálsson MF



Victor Pálsson has 15 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Victor Pálsson has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Victor Pálsson has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Victor Pálsson has 0 Red Cards this season.

Marius Bülter FW



As a scorer, Marius Bülter had 14 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Marius Bülter has 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Marius Bülter has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Marius Bülter has 0 Red Cards this season.

The Erzgebirge Aue Roster

The Players to Watch for the Erzgebirge Aue

Dirk Carlson DF



As a scorer, Dirk Carlson had 16 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Dirk Carlson has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Dirk Carlson has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dirk Carlson has 0 Red Cards this season.

John-Patrick Strauß DF,MF



As a scorer, John-Patrick Strauß had 17 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. John-Patrick Strauß has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

John-Patrick Strauß has 0 Yellow Cards this season. John-Patrick Strauß has 0 Red Cards this season.

Sören Gonther DF



Sören Gonther has 17 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Sören Gonther has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Sören Gonther has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Sören Gonther has 0 Red Cards this season.

Anthony Barylla DF,MF



As a scorer, Anthony Barylla had 14 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Erzgebirge Aue teammates, Anthony Barylla had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Anthony Barylla has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Anthony Barylla has 0 Red Cards this season.

Soufiane Messeguem MF



Soufiane Messeguem has 12 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Soufiane Messeguem has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Soufiane Messeguem has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Soufiane Messeguem has 0 Red Cards this season.

Schalke 04 Team Stats

The Schalke 04 Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Schalke 04 was able to score 1.68 goals. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Schalke 04 was able to score 1.26 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Schalke 04 was able to score on 0.29 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Schalke 04 attempted 5.89 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Schalke 04 is able to get 34.7% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.







Schalke 04 Defensive Stats and Metrics

Schalke 04 gave up 1.16 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. Schalke 04 goalkeepers fended off 3.63 shots per 90 minutes. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 66.7% of shots on target were saved by Schalke 04 goalkeepers. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. Schalke 04 goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 31.6% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Schalke 04 Utility Stats

Schalke 04 tried 21.58 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Schalke 04 is in the top 10 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Schalke 04 has successfully intercepted 8.42 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Schalke 04 in the top 97 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Schalke 04 commits 11.68 fouls. This puts Schalke 04 in the top 34 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Schalke 04 drew 10.79 fouls. This puts Schalke 04 in the top 70 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Schalke 04 committed an offside 1.37 times. Schalke 04 is in the top 19 percentile in offside calls against them.







Erzgebirge Aue Team Stats

The Erzgebirge Aue Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Erzgebirge Aue was able to score 0.89 goals. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Erzgebirge Aue scored those goals off assists 71.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.63 assists. This is not a team sets up goals off assists as often as others.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Erzgebirge Aue was able to score on 0.22 of their shots on target. One of two things are happening here, this is a team that is extremely able to take shots on goal or they are just taking poor shots.

Erzgebirge Aue attempted 4.05 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Erzgebirge Aue is able to get 31.6% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

Erzgebirge Aue Defensive Stats and Metrics

Erzgebirge Aue gave up 1.58 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Erzgebirge Aue plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 5.11 shots were saved by Erzgebirge Aue goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

Erzgebirge Aue goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 69.1% of the time. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 21.1% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Erzgebirge Aue. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.

Erzgebirge Aue Utility Stats

Erzgebirge Aue tried 13.79 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Erzgebirge Aue is in the top 64 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Erzgebirge Aue has successfully intercepted 9.89 passes per 90 minutes of action. Erzgebirge Aue is in the top 78 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Erzgebirge Aue has committed 13.63 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Erzgebirge Aue in the top 72 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Erzgebirge Aue drew 11.47 fouls. This puts Erzgebirge Aue in the top 55 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Erzgebirge Aue had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.63 times per 90 minutes of action. Erzgebirge Aue is in the top 96 percentile in offside calls against them.

Schalke 04 vs. Erzgebirge Aue Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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