Hamburger SV vs Schalke 04
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 7 April 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Volksparkstadion (Hamburg).
Hamburger SV have surprisingly managed to avoid a defeat against the in-form Stuttgart side in the previous round. Nonetheless, that point counts for little since the Red Shorts are still seven points shy of the safe zone. The clock is ticking and with only six games left to play, a win here against Schalke is an imperative for Christian Titz and his side.
Getting one will be one hell of a task, though. Die Konigsblauen have been enjoying a superb form lately and they will head into this off the back of six consecutive victories in Bundedlsiga. Moreover, Schalke 04 have kept a clean sheet in as many as five of them. We thus have to praise the work done by Domenico Tedesco who has clearly found the right formula at the back. The team is now on the brink of booking the Champions League football next term, being seven points adrift of the fifth-placed Bayer Leverkusen.
Guido Burgstaller took his league tally to nine (team’s top scorer) by netting a goal in the 2-0 win over Freiburg last Saturday. The Austrian striker could easily make it to double digits after this Matchday given that his team is about to take on the rock-bottomed side. Hamburger SV have been struggling for goals throughout the entire season and they have only bagged two in last five league ties.
Hamburger SV vs Schalke 04: Head-to-head
Matches between HASV and Schalke used to be real Bundesliga classics in the past.
Die Konigsblauen lead the H2H tie by two wins, bit Hamburger SV have been much better in clashes at Volksparkstadion.
Schalke 04 picked up a comfortable 2-0 victory when the two sides met in this term of Bundesliga at VELTINS ARENA.
Hamburger SV vs Schalke 04: Prediction
Die Konigsblauen are on streak of six consecutive wins and they are to play the last-placed side here.
We don’t need anything else in order to back the away win at the decent-value 2.00 odds.
Furthermore, we’ll go with the visitors to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.25, given they’ve done so in last five league outings.
Hamburger SV vs Schalke 04: Bet Tips
Schalke to win @ 2.03
Schalke to keep clean sheet @ 2.25