Hamburger SV vs Schalke 04
Date: Tuesday, 20th December, 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 UK
Venue: Volksparkstadion, Hamburg.
Hamburger SV ended their positive streak of two consecutive wins with a 3-2 away loss to Mainz 05 on Saturday. Markus Gisdol thus found himself in troubles again as it is very likely that HSV will end the first part of the season in the danger zone. Hamburg took four points from last two matches at Volksparstadion and Gisdol will surely have positive expectations from the clash with Schalke, who seem to have found the horrendous form from the start of the competition.
Schalke are winless in last four matches in all competitions, having lost three and played a disappointing 1-1 draw with Freiburg on home ground this weekend. Markus Weinzierl used Evgeniy Konoplyanka as the striker, paired with Fabian Reese, and the Ukrainian midfielder was just the one who leveled the score 16 minutes from time. Schalke were dominant on the pitch, but they just failed to convert in front of Freiburg’s goal.
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).