Schalke can clinch Germany's final guaranteed Champions League spot with a win over visiting Monchengladbach on Sunday. The hosts are a good bet to win.
Schalke has been solid at home this year as evidenced by its 11-2-2 record at the Veltins-Arena. It's conceded less goals on home turf than any other team in the Bundesliga with only 0.93 allowed per game.
The Royal Blues are looking to rebound from a 2-1 away loss to relegation-battling Stuttgart last week, and to win their fifth straight at home they are paying 1.95 over at William Hill.
The double result takes that further to 3.00, while a home victory with both teams to score is at 3.50. With much at stake for both sides, that last pick looks quite appealing.
Monchengladbach is listed at 3.80 to cause the minor upset and take full points. It's coming off a 4-2 away loss to Freiburg but still finds itself in contention for a Champions League spot. Die Fohlen are currently six points behind Bayer Leverkusen, but the likely scenario will see them make the Europa League barring a disastrous finish to their campaign.
A draw pick in the 1x2 is at 3.50.
The over/under sector is expecting goals here, and though the O2.5 is at 1.57 you can squeeze a little bit more juice from that with both teams to score and the over to crack. That's available right now at 1.75.
In the correct scorer markets Klass Jan Huntelaar leads Schalke in scoring with 11 goals this year but hasn't scored in his past three games He is offered at 1.91 to score today.
Another consideration should be Brazilian striker Raffael Caetano Araujo, who is tied for sixth in the Bundesliga goal scoring charts with a good 15 on the season. He is being offered at 2.87.