Posted by ursulla (2016-08-26 15:27 CET)
Eintracht F - Schalke
under 2.5 (2.06) pinnacle , 3/10
Niko Kovac managed to save poor Eintracht side from relegation last season.
They got poor side of Nurnberg in play-off ,and they are here now.
I don't think Eintracht will have "good " season.
Their signings : Danny Blum (1. FC Nürnberg), Michael Hector (Chelsea FC, loan), Branimir Hrgota (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jesus Vallejo (Real Madrid CF, loan), Omar Mascarell (Real Madrid CF), Ante Rebic (ACF Fiorentina, loan), Taleb Tawatha (Maccabi Haifa FC), Guillermo Varela (Manchester United FC, loan)
Rebic is injured,so we will talk another team about him.Jesus Valejo is player that I know,wonderkid cb from R.Madrid,who can bring some inteligence at backs - Varela on right back side,lacking 2 years of real football ,but he will suit to this team - Hrgota in atack,who wants to prove himself but he easily can be bomb in dressing room -like many other players who can harm the dressing room - And I still don't see Niko Kovac capable of keeping so many different nations on good harmony level and on good level of understanding each others.I see that from his face.
Kovac is not so talented coach,but he is high worker.That will be picture of his team in this season,lot of running,not big number of chances,and many fouls -
Schalke listened to me about coach,and they bringed Weinzerl from Augsburg,one of most talented German coaches,and thats finaly something good from Schalke.From all players that left team,important is Sane W ,ofcourse,and Matip,CB.But now defence is stronger for Coke from Sevilla,and Nastasic who finaly backed from sideliness.Naldo is also signing,but,im still not so excited about him ,as he lacks a pace...but anyway he is experienced a lot.Rahman Baba from Chelsea(Augsburg ) for the LB position,to fight with Aogo,and Embolo ,wonderkid from Basel ,who will bring more fun in their game,and more flair.Avdijaj is back from loan,young striker is also player to watch in this season.
Home team had not so impresive pre season,and they hardly passed to next round of DFB Pokal.Schalke conceded in almost every pre season game,and also in DFB (1:4) ,FC 08 Villingen,it's not big concern,but it's sign.
Weinzerl is educated enough,Schalke will change little bit structure of atacks,and positioning,that will be different team,and im sure Weinzerl will do good job,but he needs time.1-2 seasons to make strong team to compete with Dortmund -Gladbach - Lever.
As home side will be tough nut in home games mostly,they will look to save their asses in first match,and i expect safier aproach from Kovac,who will be without Stendera,Seferovic and Rebic in this game.There is no big atacking quality in home side.They can be happy if they score tomorow,but im sure they will be more happy not to concede.Schalke will definitly look for victory here,more qualitier side,but they will not rush into this -
Draw is good start away from home.
Also,last game here finished without goals,there was chances for 1-2 goals in that match,but there wasn't "luck" and i expect something similar,with 0:1 ,1:1 possible results here.
Good price for under 2.5 (2.06) ,i expected maybe 1.95 here.
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