Champions league match: Schalke 04 vs Arsenal Preview,Prediction,Lineups and live streams
Veltins-Arena — Gelsenkirchen
Referee: N. Rizzoli
November 6, 2012 2:45 PM EST
Match between first and the second ranked teams in the group,where the leaders of the group are the host and the guests are the second with one point less.Such state is in the group since the last round when Schalke that advantage gained with a victory just over Arsenal in London with 2:0.
Both victories the team from Gelsenkirchen has made as the guest, while Arsenal have won only one on the tour.
Last weekend, both teams were defeated an away matches , but Arsenal had a much more difficult opponent. The only previously match been played in Gelsenkirchen,between these teams, Schalke won with 3:1.
On Saturday, Schalke´s brilliant series of eight games without defeat and five consecutive wins is stopped.It happened on tour in Sinsheim, although it was not expected that this season´s weak Hoffenheim could do that.
Hoffeinham two times had a lead,and Schalke both times have managed to get back in the match.However,the third time in injury time,Hoffenhaim have scored their third goal,and tha is when Schalke´s unbeaten run has hit the wall.
It was the first game this season in which they have conceded three goals, and the first visiting defeat in all competitions.Also,their run of three matches with a clean sheet was ended to,and perhaps it came in the bad time,in front of the Champions league match with the Gunners,who surely will want to get some revenge.
Coach Stevens in that match has sent in to play a quite expected composition, but the “game” was missing. Goals have scored defenders Neustadter and Uchida, while the attackers were pretty barren.
Therefore especially good news for them is that Draxler is completely ready after two matches in which he entered from the bench,and now he could be among the starters.
The other good news is the recovery of the Greek stopper K.Papadopoulos, who has entered also from the bench in Sinsheim.Papadopoulos should be expected in the first team, so if it actually happens that both of them (Draxler and Papadopoulos) start the match, then on the bench will go Afellay and Matip, considering that Stevens on the bench hardly would sent Uchida after Saturday’s goal.
Schalke 04 probable lineup : Unnerstall – Uchida, Howedes, K.Papadopoulos, Fuchs – J.Jones, Neustadter – Farfan, Draxler, Holtby – Huntelaar
After two victories in a row after the defeat of Schalke, Arsenal players on Saturday once again left the field with their heads down.
It´s not even a surprise, because they were guests at Old Trafford where Arsenal even in a much better season could not win.
The match have come after totally “crazy” one in the League Cup, in which after extra time Arsenal knock out Reading with 7:5, and Wenger had big problems with injuries.
For this reason to the field he has sent the exact same composition as in the match with Queens Park Rangers which they won 1-0,barely with Arteta´s goal just sixth minute before the end even they had a player more.
In Manchester, the opposite has happened to them, given that Wilshere was sent off , 20-minutes before the end.
Then it was 1:0 for United, and the goal has scored the former Arsenal striker van Persie. Later, Arsenal was lucky, because Rooney has missed a penalty.
After the red card, Man United have scored and another one, and honorary goal the Gunners scored over Cazorla but it was too late.
Six players who would be serious contenders for the first team were injured, and the last in the series is striker Gervinho.
So probably coach Wenger and the third time in a row, not counting the match in the Cup, will sent the same team against Schalke to play.
Arsenal probable lineup : Mannone – Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Andre Santos – Arteta, Wilshere – Ramsey, Santi Cazorla, Podolski – Giroud
Match Prediction : In the first match it was expected a goals galore, but Arsenal have failed to score.Now the goals are expected from Schalke, with the proviso that the “Gunners” had to be something more offensive now, in order to achieve a positive result. Over 2,5 goals.
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