Hamburger SV vs Schalke 04
Date: Tuesday, 20th December, 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 UK
Venue: Volksparkstadion, Hamburg.
Hamburger vs Schalke is interesting match to test our knowledge/luck, put bets and earn money. In their last six matches, both teams recorded three wins. Last match won Schalke 0:1. Average number of goals is more than 2.5.
Hamburger is in seventeen place after fifteen round played. In fifteenth round, Hamburger SV played away against Mainz 05 and they lost that match. Visitors opened the match in best possible manner. Bobby Woods scored for Hamburger SV in twenty-first minute 0:1. Some fifteen minutes later, Mainz 05 levels the score 1:1. In fifty-sixth minute, Hamburger SV is losing 2:1. Sixty-seventh minute of the match was on when Mainz scored for final 3:1. Hamburger SV improved their form significantly. One victory, two draws and four losses is their achievement so far. They scored only six times while their opponents scored sixteen times. Hamburger’s defensive lines displayed the worst performance of all teams at home ground. Hamburger started playing better but we cannot say for sure, if that will be enough for victory.
Schalke is currently in eleventh place after fifteen rounds. In last round, they played home match against Freiburg and they split points. Schalke played aggressively from the first moment. They held ball in their possession, they had seven goal attempts but both goalkeepers kept their sheets clean after first forty-five minutes 0:0. In sixty-fourth minute, Freiburg surprised Schalke and it is 0:1. Evgen Konoplyanka levels the score in seventy-fifth minute for final 1:1. Schalke is playing good football in last nine rounds. As visitors, they have one victory, two draws and four losses. Schalke scored only four times in seven matches. Their opponents scored eight goals. Schalke has great opportunity to try to win this match but it will not go easy because Hamburger’s form is on the rise.
Enjoy in the clash of Hamburger vs Schalke 04 and be sure to take your time and check our predictions and betting tips for this football match.
Hamburger SV vs Schalke 04: Head-to-Head Stats
The rivalry will be renewed for the 96th time in history. Schalke have been slightly better, winning 37 matches, while HSV are not far behind with 35.
The Miners came out victorious in both games of the last term of Bundesliga winning the last match at Volksparkstadion thanks to Leroy Sane (currently playing in Manchester City).
Hamburger SV vs Schalke 04: Prediction
You can back Schalke to see an end to their crisis at 6/5 odds, but knowing that they do not have a real striker at the moment, we would advise you to go with the Under 2.5 goals in the match as the number one betting option.
Hamburger SV vs Schalke 04: Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80)
Both Teams to Score – NO at 1/1 (2.00).
Hamburger do not have many missing players for this game. René Adler is injured, while Lewis Holtby is suspended and both of them will not play for sure. Alen Halilovic is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
On the other side Schalke have more missing players for this game. Breel Embolo, Coke, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Franco Di Santo and Matija Nastasic are injured and they will not play against Hamburger. Naldo is suspended and he is another one player who will not play. Atsuto Uchida and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match.
Possible starting lineups
Hamburger: Mathenia; Santos, Jung, Djorou, Diekmeier; Ostrzolek, Sakai, Kostic, Gregoritsch, Muller; Wood
Schalke: Fahrmann; Howedes, Geis, Kehrer; Schopf, Goretzka, Bentaleb, Baba; Meyer; Konoplyanka, Avdijaj