Schalke is waiting for a second Derby week. This time he will hopelessly be the last of Köln. So it is clear who will enter the match as a clear favorite.
Die Königsblauen had a great encounter with Borussia Dortmund. After the first half, they were ripe for a towel, but in the second they managed to catch up with the four-man man. “Of course we still have fun with Dortmund, but that does not mean we forget Koln,” said coach Domenico Tedesco.
Schalke has recently failed too much at home against Kozl. The last prize was scored in August 2011. Undoubtedly, the next one, ending the unfriendly series, will certainly not be injured by Pablo Ínsua, Nabil Bentaleb and Thilo Kehrer, who will not let a sore shoulder into the game. On the contrary, Leon Goretzka is looking forward to return. Supporting Konopljanka and Burgstaller will probably be at the expense of Franco Di Santa 20-year-old Frenchman Amine Harit, who performed excellent performance against Dortmund.
Under the leadership of Peter Stöger, Cologne has collected only two points for the free-to-beat draws with Hanover and Bremen. Pranic does not help even a large absence. The coach has no Hector, Höger, Risse, Heintz, Clemense, Zoller, Cordoba, Morocco, Queirose and Bittencourt in front of Schalke.
Frederik Sörensen and Jannes Horn return to the lawn, who together with Jorge Meré will create a three-person defensive line. Matthias Lehmann is booked for pulling the pass from the defensive boxer. Stöger then said Guirassy and Osako would once again take advantage of the fact that veteran Claudio Pizarro, who has the most points in the history of the Bundesliga among the strangers, will start again only on the substitute bench.