In this 18th week match, on Sunday Jan 24th, Schalke 04 will play host to Bayern München in a meeting of these two Bundesliga teams. Schalke 04 is fresh off their 4-0 shutout win against Hoffenheim. Matthew Hoppe struck first for Schalke 04 in the 42nd minute on a feed from Amine Harit, then Hoppe added another in the 57th minute on a feed from Amine Harit At the end of 90 a dissapointed Hoffenheim couldn’t manage to score, and Schalke 04 took the shutout win. Schalke 04 looks to improve on their recent performance, having earned only 6 points in their last 10 matches, while in Bayern München’s last match they recorded a 2-2 draw against Holstein Kiel. Serge Gnabry struck first for Bayern München in the 14th minute on a feed from Thomas Müller, but Fin Bartels got the equalizer for Holstein Kiel in the 37th minute . With 21 points in their last 10 matches Bayern München should be reasonably happy with their performance.

In their last match on the 18th of September, Bayern München was victorious by a score of 8 to 0. Serge Gnabry struck first for Bayern München in the 4th minute on a feed from Joshua Kimmich, then Leon Goretzka added another in the 19th minute In the end, Schalke 04 couldn’t muster any offence and Bayern München ran away with the shutout win.

Robert Lewandowski has been on a hot streak lately. In the last five games, hes scored seven goals for Bayern München. Schalke 04’s most prolific scorer has been Matthew Hoppe. He has netted three goals over the last five matches

Christian Gross’s Schalke 04 squad will be without Salif Sané, Mark Uth, Steven Skrzybski, Alessandro Schöpf, Nassim Boujellab, Frederik Rønnow and Kilian Ludewig, while Bayern München will be without Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, Javi Martínez and Joshua Zirkzee.