Hannover vs Schalke
Date: Sunday, 31 March 2019
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: HDI-Arena (Hannover).
Both Hannover and Schalke are struggling badly coming into their head to head tie on Sunday afternoon at HDI-Arena. The clash has all ingredients of relegation six-pointer as both outfits are desperate to bounce back and claim precious points against direct relegation rivals here.
The hosts are in a much tougher position. They sit second from bottom with as many as six points between them and 16th-placed Stuttgart (position which leads to the relegation play-offs at the end of the season).
They lost six on the trot in Bundesliga shipping three or more goals in each of these defeats in the process. Did Thomas Doll find the way to fix the mentioned defensive holes in his team’s back line during the international break?
Hannover vs Schalke: Head-to-head
Schalke were the more successful side in the history of head to head matches with the Reds.
Die Konigsblauen won 32, drew 10 and lost 17 of 59 encounters with Hannover.
Both teams were on the scoresheet in five of last six head to head outings.
Schalke took a 3-1 victory when teams locked horns in this term of Bundesliga at VELTINS-ARENA.
Hannover vs Schalke: Prediction
The visitors are on a similar losing streak. They lost six on the spin across competitions being also super easy to break down along the way, much like their Sunday counterparts. Schalke conceded 12 goals in last four Bundesliga outings. They failed to find the back of the net in four of past five matches in the process in the league.
Experienced manager Huub Stevens took charge over Domenico Tedesco on the bench, but he lost 0-1 at home to RB Leipzig on his debut in the previous round. The Dutch coach has task to move Die Konigsblauen away from the red zone. Schalke are now three points above Stuttgart and they have a great chance to arrest the current slump in form with a result here against fellow strugglers Hannover.
Hannover vs Schalke: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5)
Draw at the half time @ 2.25 (5/4).