FC Schalke 04 Predicted Starting XI against Bayer Leverkusen

Schalke 04, Benito Raman, Amine Harit (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Schalke 04, Benito Raman, Amine Harit (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images) /
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FC Schalke 04 will travel to the BayArena on Saturday to take on Bayer Leverkusen, who are coming off a massive victory over Bayern Munich.

Heading into Matchday 14, FC Schalke 04 sit in third place in the Bundesliga and look poised to secure a Champions League spot for the 2020-2021 campaign after missing out on European football entirely this season.

Schalke recently defeated a gutsy Union Berlin side at the Veltins Arena behind a late winner produced by rapid-fire combination play on the counter from Ahmed Kutucu, Amine Harit, and goal-scorer Suat Serdar.

Bayer Leverkusen await Die Knappen, who are three points behind first-place Borussia Monchengladbach, on Matchday 14. They recently defeated Bayern Munich 2-1 behind two goals from Leon Bailey, who may be returning to form, which is a dangerous proposition for Schalke.

Although Bayer have been a disappointment this season and sit in seventh place, they are making a charge. The Bundesliga is so tight that only three points separate seventh-place Bayer from third-place Schalke, making this matchup all the more enticing.

David Wagner will have options when selecting his starting lineup for Saturday’s highly-anticipated matchup at the BayArena, and here’s a look at who he could select for the 20:30 CET kickoff in Leverkusen.