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Schalke 04 vs. Köln 5/22/2021 Fußball-Bundesliga Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Schalke 04 clashes with Köln on 5/22/2021.

Schalke 04 clashes with Köln in a Fußball-Bundesliga match. Schalke 04 with a record of 3.0-7.0-23.0 this season comes into this game with a 0.0-4.0-12.0 record on the road. Köln is 7.0-9.0-17.0 this season and is 2.0-5.0-9.0 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, they were victorious and look to build upon this result. Now on their home pitch, they look continue the positive momentum in familiar and friendly territory against Schalke 04.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Köln and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their previous match, Köln came out with a draw and will look to chalk up a tally in the win column. Their home crowd or lack thereof (in person, but there will be virtual fans “present”) due to ongoing pandemic is hungry for a win.

The Schalke 04 Roster

The Players to Watch for the Schalke 04

Amine Harit FW,MF

As a shooter, Amine Harit had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Amine Harit has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Amine Harit had 22 goals this season. He is not a goal-scorer, but maybe one day he will! When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Schalke 04 teammates, Amine Harit had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Amine Harit has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Amine Harit has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Suat Serdar MF

As a shooter, Suat Serdar had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Suat Serdar had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Suat Serdar had 21 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Suat Serdar has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Suat Serdar has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Suat Serdar has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Benjamin Stambouli MF,DF

As a shooter, Benjamin Stambouli had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Benjamin Stambouli has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Benjamin Stambouli has 21 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Benjamin Stambouli has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Benjamin Stambouli has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Benjamin Stambouli has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Omar Mascarell MF

As a shooter, Omar Mascarell had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Omar Mascarell has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Omar Mascarell has 19 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Schalke 04 teammates, Omar Mascarell had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Omar Mascarell has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Omar Mascarell has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Bastian Oczipka DF

As a shooter, Bastian Oczipka had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Bastian Oczipka has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Bastian Oczipka has 20 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Bastian Oczipka has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Bastian Oczipka has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Bastian Oczipka has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Mark Uth FW,MF

As a shooter, Mark Uth had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Mark Uth has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Mark Uth had 16 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Schalke 04 teammates, Mark Uth 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.

Mark Uth has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Mark Uth has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Timo Becker DF

Timo Becker has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Timo Becker had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Timo Becker had 17 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Schalke 04 teammates, Timo Becker had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Timo Becker has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Timo Becker has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Sead Kolašinac DF,MF

Sead Kolašinac has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Sead Kolašinac had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Sead Kolašinac had 15 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Sead Kolašinac has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Sead Kolašinac has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Sead Kolašinac has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

The Köln Roster

The Players to Watch for the Köln

Ellyes Skhiri MF

Ellyes Skhiri has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Ellyes Skhiri had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Ellyes Skhiri has 30 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 Köln teammates, Ellyes Skhiri had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Ellyes Skhiri has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ellyes Skhiri has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Ondrej Duda FW,MF

Ondrej Duda has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Ondrej Duda had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Ondrej Duda has 27 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 Köln teammates, Ondrej Duda had 7 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Ondrej Duda has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Ondrej Duda has 4 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Marius Wolf DF,MF

As a shooter, Marius Wolf had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Marius Wolf has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Marius Wolf has 27 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 Köln teammates, Marius Wolf had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Marius Wolf has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Marius Wolf has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Rafael Czichos DF

Rafael Czichos has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Rafael Czichos has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Rafael Czichos had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Köln teammates, Rafael Czichos had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Rafael Czichos has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Rafael Czichos has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Sebastiaan Bornauw DF

Sebastiaan Bornauw has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Sebastiaan Bornauw has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Sebastiaan Bornauw had 22 goals this season. He is not a goal-scorer, but maybe one day he will! Sebastiaan Bornauw has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Sebastiaan Bornauw has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Sebastiaan Bornauw has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Jannes Horn DF

As a shooter, Jannes Horn had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jannes Horn had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Jannes Horn has 19 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Köln teammates, Jannes Horn had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jannes Horn has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jannes Horn has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Elvis Rexhbeçaj MF,FW

As a shooter, Elvis Rexhbeçaj had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Elvis Rexhbeçaj has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Elvis Rexhbeçaj has 20 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Köln teammates, Elvis Rexhbeçaj had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Elvis Rexhbeçaj has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Elvis Rexhbeçaj has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Ismail Jakobs DF,MF

As a shooter, Ismail Jakobs had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Ismail Jakobs has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Ismail Jakobs had 19 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Ismail Jakobs has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Ismail Jakobs has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ismail Jakobs has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

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 0.73 goals. This offense is incredibly impotent thus far. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Schalke 04 was able to score 0.61 goals off assists. This is not a team sets up goals off assists as often as others.

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 2.48 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Schalke 04 is able to get 27.4% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Schalke 04 Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Schalke 04 was able to hold opponents to 2.21 goals. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. Schalke 04 goalkeepers fended off 6.55 shots per 90 minutes. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

Schalke 04 goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 63.9% of the time. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 12.1% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Schalke 04. This defense and goalkeeping crew is really struggling, expecting a clean sheet is unreasonable.







Schalke 04 Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Schalke 04 had 7.39 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Schalke 04 is in the top 99 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Schalke 04 has successfully intercepted 13.7 passes per 90 minutes of action. Schalke 04 is in the top 11 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Schalke 04 has committed 12.18 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Schalke 04 is in the top 30 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Schalke 04 drew 12.03 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Schalke 04 in the top 61 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Schalke 04 committed an offside 2.09 times. This puts Schalke 04 in the top 78 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Köln Team Stats

The Köln Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Köln was able to score 0.85 goals. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Köln scored those goals off assists 79.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.67 assists. This is not a team sets up goals off assists as often as others.

Köln converted on 0.30 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Köln attempts 2.79 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Köln attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 27.7% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Köln Defensive Stats and Metrics

Köln gave up 1.58 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. Köln goalkeepers fended off 4.55 shots per 90 minutes. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 65.3% of shots on target were saved by Köln goalkeepers. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 12.1% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Köln. This defense and goalkeeping crew is really struggling, expecting a clean sheet is unreasonable.

Köln Utility Stats

Köln tried 12.36 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Köln is in the top 76 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Köln had 12.58 interceptions. Köln is in the top 28 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Köln has committed 12.42 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Köln in the top 35 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Köln drew 12.88 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Köln is in the top 39 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Köln had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.7 times per 90 minutes of action. Köln is in the top 47 percentile in offside calls against them.

Schalke 04 vs. Köln Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Schalke 04 0 Köln 1

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