The 18th game week of the Bundesliga sees the champions and current leaders Bayern face bottom of the table Schalke. Bayern will be looking to win this game in order to widen the gap between them and their fierce rivals Dortmund.
The hosts have played more Bundesliga games (17) than goals scored (14) having tasted defeat 4 times and won twice in their last 6 games. One of the wins was their first Bundesliga win for the season at the expense of Hoffenheim.
On the contrary ,the Bavarians have won 4 of their last 6 games and lost the other 2 against Gladbach and Holstein.
The head to head statistics of the last eight meeting between the two proove to have been etremely one-sided as Schalke has lost all their last 8 games vs Bayern by an aggregate score of 27-2. Eight of those 27 for Bayern came in the beginning of this season.