⚽️ Competition: Bundesliga
🗓 Date: January 31, 2020
🏟 Location: Olympiastadion Berlin
💡 Betting Tips: under 2.5 goals
📈 Odds: 1.95
💳 Stake: 7/10 units
Soccer prediction source: ProSoccer.me
Markus Schubert or Alexander Nübel? This was the most important question that Schalke coach David Wagner had to deal with during the week. If it were up to the fans, Schubert would keep the number one status despite his two blunders against FC Bayern, even though the future Munich (substitute) goalkeeper Nübel actually did not let anything go into debt.
Hertha vs Schalke Free Betting Tips
Nevertheless, the miners’ supporters, of course, resent their young keeper’s change to the record champions, especially since the former goalkeeper of the German U21 has not even 40 Bundesliga games under his belt. Incidentally, no final decision has been made regarding the goalie question. On Friday evening, however, the Nübel returning from a lock will definitely guard the case, since Schubert is suffering from an injury and is absent.
At the start of the 20th game day, the royal blue have to travel to the capital. According to the odds, there is no clear favorite between Hertha and Schalke. The advantages are obviously on the side of the guests, who are sixth in the table, well ahead of the Berliners and have been able to record eleven points more so far.
Although the “old lady” only suffered more defeat against Bayern in the Oberhaus in front of their own fans than against the S04, the encounter for the Gelsenkirchener is not a sure-fire success. The home side gained enormous stability under Jürgen Klinsmann and lost only one of the last six matches.
Accordingly, we would dispense with a prediction of the outcome of the game before the duel on Friday evening between Hertha and Schalke. Instead, an intense match is on its way. Many goals are therefore not to be expected.
Hertha – Statistics & current form
You can say what you want about Jürgen Klinsmann, but the former German national coach impressively managed to spark a little euphoria in the capital within a few weeks.
Admittedly, the exhilaration has nothing to do with the fact that the “old lady” suddenly bursts with joy and shows one opponent after the other in its place. “Klinsi”, which is said to have a good relationship with the investor Lars Windhorst, is much more representative of the Berlin vision to rise to the top national group in the near / medium future.
It became clear during the week that the financier not only takes his mouth full, but also lets action follow, when the most expensive transfer in the club’s history was bagged. Lucas Tousart comes from Lyon for 25 million euros in summer and is supposed to give the weakening offensive new creativity. Until then, the possibilities of the Herthanians in the game are still limited.
Only five teams have scored fewer goals than the capital’s club so far this season. In six games under Klinsmann, of which only one was lost (0: 4 against Bayern), Davie Selke and Co. only scored two goals per game in Frankfurt (2: 2) and last weekend in Wolfsburg (2: 1).
At the same time, it was always 0-0 in the last five Bundesliga games at half-time, which is why the bottom line is that encounters with BSC participation currently deserve the adjective “tough”. Before the Hertha game against Schalke, a bet on a maximum of two goals in the course of the game is therefore obvious, especially since the personnel discussions in the area of the Berliners should not necessarily have a positive effect on the attackers.
Rumor has it that former Champions League winner Salomon Kalou and Davie Selke are about to say goodbye to the capital. In return, Krzysztof Piatek, a well-known striker from Milan, should be hired. In connection with the stable defensive, which has top priority under Klinsmann, there are factors that speak for a low-goal match.
In addition to the mentioned Kalou, who will no longer be considered, Vladimir Darida, who is struggling with an infection, is also missing. Otherwise Klinsmann and his right hand can draw Alexander Nouri from the full. In addition, Boyata and Rekik, two important central defenders, are returning to strengthen the defense.
Probable lineup of Hertha:
↪ Jarstein – Klünter, Boyata, Torunarigha, Mittelstädt – Skjelbred, Ascacibar – M. Wolf, Grujic, Dilrosun – Lukebakio
Last games from Hertha:
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Wolfsburg vs. Hertha 1: 2 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ January 19, 2020 – Hertha vs. Bayern 0: 4 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 01/12/2020 – Hertha vs. Pogon Szczecin 1-0 (friendly match)
⚽️ 09.01.2020 – Frankfurt vs. Hertha 1: 2 (friendly match)
⚽️ 12/21/2019 – Hertha vs. Gladbach 0: 0 (Bundesliga)
Schalke – Statistics & current form
The Royal Blues started their trip to Munich last weekend with much confidence. Despite the catastrophic record in the Allianz Arena, the miners hoped for a point win this time, also thanks to the 2-0 win against Gladbach at the start of the second half of the season.
However, it was useless. FC Schalke 04 went down 5-0 and failed to provide evidence that you could intervene in the extended fight for the championship this season. Nevertheless, the five goals against should not be judged too critically, especially since the defensive is otherwise one of the strengths of the Ruhrpottler.
For example, no other Bundesliga club conceded as few goals from the game as the Royal Blues (15). The fact that Alex Nübel and Markus Schubert ultimately had to reach behind 26 times has to do with the weakness of the balls at rest. Here, eleven situations have already led to goals. The six indebted penalties alone, all of which were converted, are the highest in the Bundesliga (together with Hertha).
The away balance of the team of coach David Wagner is absolutely impressive. Four of the nine guest appearances were victorious. There were also two draws and three bankruptcies. Nevertheless, the trend is slightly negative, as only one point jumped out of the most recent three away matches.
From the point of view of Gelsenkirchen, it will therefore be important to return to success on Friday and, at best, to increase the lead over the pursuers from position seven onwards. This is supported by the fact that the S04 played against no other Bundesliga club as often as against the “old lady” (32). This in turn favors our Hertha vs. Schalke’s prediction for the Under 2.5, which is even more likely to be true, should not be one of the two teams.
As previously mentioned, the hottest personnel question was involuntarily decided in favor of Alexander Nübel. Markus Schubert is suffering from knee problems and has to fit. Benjamin Stambouli and Salif Sané also continue to play no role in David Wagner’s plans due to injuries. It remains to be seen whether Kutucu (adductors) and Kabak, Nastasic and Kenny who will be sick at the beginning of the week will be at 100%.
Probable lineup of Schalke:
↪ Nübel – Kenny, Kabak, Nastasic, Oczipka – Mascarell – Caligiuri, S. Serdar – Harit – Raman, Gregoritsch
Last games from Schalke:
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Bayern vs. Schalke 5-0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ Jan 17, 2020 – Schalke vs. Gladbach 2: 0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 10.01.2020 – HSV vs. Schalke 0: 4 (friendly match)
⚽️ 07.01.2020 – Schalke vs. VV St. Truiden 0: 1 (friendly match)
⚽️ 12/21/2019 – Schalke vs. Freiburg 2: 2 (Bundesliga)
Hertha vs Schalke Direct comparison & statistics highlights
For the 72nd time, the two teams face each other in the Bundesliga on Friday evening. Hertha only suffered more defeats at home against FC Bayern (13) than against Schalke 04 (eleven). The royal blues, however, will not defend themselves against the designation “favorite opponents” among Berliners, especially since over the decades only Werder Bremen (38) has been celebrated with more victories than against the capital club (35).
The recent past hits exactly the same notch, as four of the last six direct duels ended in a success for the miners. Also interesting: In six of the eight matches played since 2016, the odds of under 2.5 goals between Hertha and Schalke would have paid off. But not in the first leg of the current season, which the Wagner team won 3-0 at home.
Hertha vs Schalke Free Betting Tips by CoreBet Tipsters
Hertha from Berlin and FC Schalke 04 already have one thing in common in this young competitive year 2020. Both had to play against Bayern Munich and were shown the limits. The “old lady” with 0: 4; the royal blue with 0: 5.
On Friday evening, the clubs will face each other at the start of the 20th game day in the Bundesliga. If we believe the bookmakers’ odds between Hertha and Schalke, then we can expect a balanced match in which there are no clear favorites. Historically, however, it is the miners who like to compete against the capital club in the upper house.
Key facts – Hertha vs Schalke tips
💫 Hertha has lost only one of the last six Bundesliga games
💫 Schalke have conceded the least number of goals from the game so far (15)
💫 A maximum of two goals were scored in six of the last eight direct duels
Nevertheless, the statistics from the past in combination with the latest impressions that do not necessarily speak against the Klinsmann-Elf (a loss from the last six games) are not enough for us to play Hertha vs. Schalke to make a prediction on the three-way market.
Because both clubs recently – with the exception of the Bayern Games – knew how to convince defensively and the Berliners in particular, with their new coach, are clearly focusing on working against the ball, we would force Hertha and Schalke to bet on a maximum of two goals. In six of the recent eight direct duels, a corresponding bet would have gone through.