⚽️ Game: Schalke vs Hoffenheim
⚽️ Competition: Bundesliga
🗓 Date: March 7th, 2020
🏟 Location: Veltins-Arena
💡 Betting Tips: 1
📈 Odds: 2.3
💳 Stake: 5/10 units
It was not so long ago that the first half of the Bundesliga ended. Schalke and Hoffenheim had performed successfully for their standards and both had close contact towards qualifying for the Champions League. There is no longer any trace of this. Both clubs allowed themselves an extended period of weakness in 2020.
Schalke vs Hoffenheim Free Betting Tips
The gap to the places that entitle to participate in the premier class is now in the double-digit range. In the fight for the Europa League, however, it is a six-point game, because both teams are currently in a bunch of four teams fighting for sixth place.
Schalke is currently in sixth place in the Bundesliga table. In addition to Hoffenheim, Wolfsburg and Freiburg are only within three points. After the Top 5 have already put a cushion between themselves and the pursuers, it is only about this one place, or the last straw in the direction of the Europa League.
Hoffenheim could overtake Schalke on Saturday with a win in Gelsenkirchen. However, the Kraichgauers in the Bundesliga only suffered more defeats in Munich than the squires. Hence the tendency between Schalke vs Hoffenheim is at least not towards an away win.
Schalke absolutely wants to prevent the next two goals, because in the history of the Bundesliga the Royal Blues have conceded 2,498 goals. Schalke should avoid the milestone of 2,500 goals, otherwise it will be very difficult to win. The trend between Schalke and Hoffenheim is a tip in the direction of the home side.
Schalke – Statistics & current form
In the meantime it is obvious that Schalke have obviously played above their means in the first half of the season. However, this is only possible if the whole team pulls together and some players outgrow themselves. When setbacks in the form of defeats or injuries can be coped with, the structure quickly collapses.
So it has happened at FC Schalke 04 in the second half of the season so far. The miners have been victorious for five games. In the Bundesliga there have been no three in the past six games. Only Werder Bremen has recently performed similarly poorly in the upper house. It is the first crisis that David Wagner has to overcome as a coach of the royal blue.
The Schalke currently no longer hit the gate. David Wagner’s team has been without a goal in the Bundesliga for 297 minutes. The last time was 19 years ago. If we add the cup game against Bayern, then there will be another 90 minutes on top. Doesn’t sound like the odds on many goals between Schalke and Hoffenheim need to be given much attention.
Cup against Bayern
Last Tuesday the Schalke were pretty sure in the DFB Cup against Bayern. The new regular goalkeeper Marcus Schubert only had to reach behind once. However, this is enough to be eliminated with a 0: 1 defeat. Neither fans, nor all experts or the bookmakers we tested expected anything else.
The pressure on David Wagner and his players is increasing.
“Schalke 04’s ambition and size will continue to be European business in the future. That is the clear goal. ” – Alexander Jobst
Communications director Alexander Jobst makes it clear that Schalke 04 must always aspire to qualify for international business. The miners have this chance again this year, but they seem to be giving it away negligently.
The royal blue hospital is still lavishly occupied. Daniel Caligiuri, Ozan Kabak, Omar Mascarell, Juan Miranda, Salif Sane, Suat Serdar and Benjamin Stambouli are all injured. These are failures that can hardly be compensated for. Nevertheless, captain Alexander Nübel remains only the bank against Hoffenheim.
Probable lineup of Schalke:
↪ Schubert – Becker, Todibo, Nastasic – Kenny, McKennie, Oczipka – Matondo, Schöpf – Raman, Burgstaller
↪ Coach: Wagner
Last games from Schalke:
⚽️ 03/03 2020 Schalke 04 0 – 1 Bayern Munich (DFB Cup)
⚽️ 02/29 2020 1. FC Cologne 3 – 0 Schalke 04 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 02/22 2020 Schalke 04 0 – 5 RB Leipzig (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 02/16 2020 Mainz 05 0 – 0 Schalke 04 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 02/08 2020 Schalke 04 1 – 1 Paderborn (Bundesliga)
Hoffenheim – Statistics & current form
Already in the first half of the season, TSG Hoffenheim took a break, but it wasn’t as intense at the time as it is at the moment. Just like David Wagner at FC Schalke, Alfred Schreuder is now in demand for the first time as a crisis manager. A win at Schalke would probably be the right way to deal with the current situation.
In the Bundesliga, the Kraichgauer scored only one point from the last four games. With the defeat in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup, Hoffenheim has now been without a win for five games. There was no longer a long dry spell under the new coach. However, there are signs that it is getting better now.
Hoffenheim away stronger than at home
Hoffenheim has scored more points away this season than in their own stadium. The Kraichgauer have won five of their last eight away games. The point ratio at home to away is currently 16:18. It almost sounds as if a prediction of an away win could fit between Schalke and Hoffenheim, even if the odds comparison of the betting base says otherwise.
Last weekend there was a bad slap against Bayern. However, the 0: 6 defeat was overshadowed by fan protests against Dietmar Hopp, so that the players of both teams decided to only play the ball back and forth in the last few minutes. Otherwise it could have been worse for TSG.
With courage and discipline to win away
At the last away game in Gladbach, however, Hoffenheim won a 1-1 draw. This game is intended to be an indication of how TSG will appear on Schalke on Saturday.
“If we show the courage and discipline as we did in Gladbach, we have a good chance.” – Alfred Schreuder
Alfred Schreuder now wants to see this courage and discipline from this match again from his team. If this succeeds, the coach assumes that much is possible.
Alfred Schreuder has numerous options on the defensive and in midfield. Dennis Geiger or Lucas Ribeiro are just as conceivable variants as Ermin Bicakcic or Stefan Posch. The Kraichgauers only run out of staff if they attack. Sargis Adamyan, Ishak Belfodil and Munas Dabbur are all injured and will not be able to help in the short term.
Probable lineup of Hoffenheim:
↪ Baumann – Posch, Bicakcic, Hübner, Skov – Grillitsch, Rudy, Samassekou – Kaderabek, Baumgartner – Kramaric
↪ Coach: Schreuder
Last games from Hoffenheim:
⚽️ 02/29 2020 Hoffenheim 0 – 6 Bayern Munich (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 02/22 2020 Borussia Monchengladbach 1 – 1 Hoffenheim (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 02/15 2020 Hoffenheim 2-3 Vfl Wolfsburg (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 02/08 2020 Sc Friburg 1 – 0 Hoffenheim (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 02/05 2020 Bayern Munich 4 – 3 Hoffenheim (DFB Cup)
Schalke vs Hoffenheim Direct comparison
FC Schalke 04 and TSG Hoffenheim have crossed paths 24 times. In a direct comparison, the two clubs are very close. After victories, the TSG is ahead with 10: 8. The two opponents have divided the points up to this point six times. In recent years, the pendulum has been swinging in favor of 1899.
Schalke with just one win from the last eight duels
Schalke has only won one of the last seven Bundesliga games against Hoffenheim. In the first leg in 1899 it was relatively clear with 2: 0. The TSG deservedly won against a Schalke team playing in good shape at the time. Andrej Kramaric and Ihlas Bebou scored the goals of the Kraichgauer.
Schalke vs Hoffenheim Free Betting Tips Provided by CoreBet Tipsters
Both Schalke 04 and TSG Hoffenheim are not in good shape. Schalke has not won in six Bundesliga games. Hoffenheim has been waiting for a win for five competitive games. It doesn’t sound like the spectators in the Veltins Arena are being offered a spectacle that is otherwise only the case with the biathlon at Schalke.
The Kraichgauer have lost only one of the last seven Bundesliga games against Schalke. However, the TSG only lost more frequently in Munich than in Gelsenkirchen. So there are plenty of arguments for and against. We would tend to give a tip on the home side between Schalke and Hoffenheim.
Key facts – Schalke vs Hoffenheim tips
💫 Only in Munich did Hoffenheim lose more often than at Schalke.
💫 Schalke have been waiting for a win in the Bundesliga for six games.
💫 Hoffenheim has been waiting for a win for five competitive games.
This is because the Royal Blues against Bayern looked somewhat stable again, while Hoffenheim suffered a 0: 6 defeat against the record champions last weekend. The cross-over comparison could be helpful. That is why we place our bets in the match between Schalke and Hoffenheim on the odds for a home win.