During recent years Bayern Munich has had almost a monopoly in the German Bundesliga. From time to time it is challenged by other squads like Borussia Dortmund or RB Leipzig. However, they haven’t been successful in successfully becoming Germany’s top club. It is possible to make bets online now on 1xbet.com/en/ on the entirety of the Bundesliga, which is one of the most dynamic and exciting football competitions.

However, during the 1990s and early 2000s, it was fair to say that Schalke 04 was a serious contender for taking Germany’s throne. It was one of the few squads that could seriously challenge Bayern Munich. In fact, during those years, the matches between those two squads were seen as the biggest derby in the country. Right now, on 1xBet fans can make online bets now on Bayern Munich, Schalke 04, and all the other German football squads.

Issues begin

2021 was the year when Schalke suffered a shocking relegation to the 2. Bundesliga. However, problems with the team were already visible since 2014. Prior to that season, it was normal to see Schalke finishing among the top 4 in the Bundesliga, and securing participation in European tournaments. All football betting for you with 1xBet can be made on the UEFA Champions League, the Europa League, and all the other important continental tournaments from Europe.

Since 2014 the results started to worsen, and rather than finishing in the top places of the Bundesliga, the squad became a mid-table team. Additionally, the squad needed to face financial struggles due to multiple external circumstances. This was reflected in the field too, as they were massacred by other teams like Bayern Munich or RB Leipzig. Right now, with 1xBet you can find tons of football betting options for the best that German football has to offer.

Multiple coaches and relegation

Since 2017 Schalke changed its head coach on multiple occasions. After becoming a member of the 1xBet bookmaker – sport bet live can be made on all matches played by Schalke. Some of the names that tried to correct Schalke’s course include:

  • Domenico Tedesco;
  • David Wagner;
  • and Manuel Baum.

These coaches broke a few records. Unfortunately, they were not positive ones. For example, David Wagner secured approximately 1.08 points per game, which almost was an all-time low.

During the 2020-21 season, Schalke reached a shocking streak of 28 games without a win. This sealed Schalke’s fate. The relegation of the squad finally happened on the 20th of April 2021, forcing it to play on the 2. Bundesliga in the following season. All the Bundesliga divisions are available for making live sports bets on the 1xBet bookmaker website.