Schalke resumes their fight for Europa league spot when they face bottom side Hannover at HDI Arena on Saturday 30 April 2016
Hannover seems to be relegated from the Bundesliga, after their 2:2 draw against Ingolstadt last weekend left them with 22 points which is 9 points below Werder Bremen in the 16th position making their Survival in the league look like a mission impossible. Their only chance of staying up is wining the remaining 3 games while Werder Bremen and Eintracht Frankfurt losses the remaining 3 games.
Schalke are still searching for a win as they are going on a winless streak, a win in this game will not only boost their morale but will push them into the Europa spot should Mainz fail to win.
Though Hannover are on the road o relegation, they seem to have woken up recently, they are unbeaten in their last 3 games.
Hannover have lost 5 of their last 6 home games.
Schalke are currently on a winless streak, they are without a win in their last 4 games.
Schalke have lost their last 3 away games and have also failed to score a goal in their last 3 away games.
Hannover 96: Team News
Hannover have 8 serious injury problems; Artur Sobiech, Marius Wolf, Olivier Sorg, Uffe Bech, Hotaru Yamaguchi, Felipe, Leon Andreasen and Charlison Benschop.
Kenan Karaman is struggling for fitness and may not feature in the game.
Hannover 96: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Sakai, Miloslevic, Sanee, Abornoz
Bazee, Kiyotake, Klaus
Schalke 04: Team News
Atsuto Uchida and Marco Hoger are their only injury worries, while the following players stand a risk of suspension if any card is given to them in the game; Dennus Aogo, Roman Neustadter, Johannes Geis, Max Meyer, Leon Goretzka and Leroy Sane.
Schalke 04: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Kolasinac, Howedes, Matip, Caicara
Choupo-Moting, Meyer, Sane
Hannover vs Schalke: Head-To-Head stats
Both teams have played each other 54 times, which Schalke have won 30 times and Hannover won 15 times, the remaining 9 games goes to draw.
Hannover have won 12 of the 25 games played at their home ground, they have drawn 3 and lost 10.
Hannover have lost just 1 of the last 5 games played against Schalke at home, they have drawn 2 and won 2.
Hannover vs Schalke: Prediction
This game is a tough one, and could go either way. Schalke is a top team, but they are currently having a bad time while Hannover seating at bottom of the table seem to have started fighting at the wrong hour.
Judging by statistics, Schalke’s last 5 games have recorded at least 3 goals and Hannover’s last 4 home games have also recorded at least 3 goals.
Being that Schalke are without a win in their last 4 games, they have failed to score in their last 3 away games and have also lost their last 3 away games. One can take the risk for big money and stake against them.
Hannover vs Schalke: Bet Tips
Best bet: over 1.5 goals
Fair bet: Schalke lose or draw.
Risky bet: (Schalke lose) (first half ends in draw).