Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke preview, betting tips and prediction: Top of the table clash to provide great entertainment

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A big clash in the Bundesliga this weekend sees two Champions League chasers battling it out at the BayArena. Schalke, who sit in sixth place, take on Bayer Leverkusen, the hosts occupying fourth place, with only one point separating the two clubs. A win could take either side as high as second place. There is a 19-point gap between first and second place.

Leverkusen sensation Leon Bailey was among the scorers last weekend when they won 2-1 away at Hamburg. The 20-year-old attacker is one of the Players of the Season in Germany’s top flight and Leverkusen will have a battle on their hands to hang on to him this summer. It isn’t only clubs trying to seduce Bailey. He was born in Jamaica but England are hoping to convince him to play for them internationally. His British grandparents opened that door for him.

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Schalke, meanwhile, beat Hoffenheim 2-1 last weekend. Thilo Kehrer and Breel Embolo got the goals for the hosts in that match. The drama of losing Leon Goretzka to Bayern Munich has subsided of late. That’s handy for Schalke as Goretzka is playing week in, week out. Goretzka was on the scoresheet the last time these two sides met with Bailey getting the other in a 1-1 draw.

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