Hertha Berlin take on Schalke 04 at home as they struggle for the Champions League outright qualification spot in the Bundesliga this weekend.
Hertha Berlin are third in the league table and are just one position above the fourth placed Schalke and also they are one point ahead of the visitors.
Hertha Berlin come into this game on the back of a 2-0 loss in their last at HSV, while Schalke are full of confidence from their 3-1 away win at Cologne.
Hertha Berlin have lost 2 of their last 5 games, won 2 and drew one.
It might interest you that Hertha Berlin are unbeaten in their last 7 home Bundesliga games and have also kept clean sheet in 5 of the last 7 home Bundesliga games.
Hertha Berlin have also lost only one of their 12 Bundesliga home games this season.
Schalke have lost one out of their last 5 Bundesliga games, won 2 and drew 2.
Schalke have lost 5 of their 12 Bundesliga away games and have collected only 17 points from a possible 36 in their 12 Bundesliga away games this season.
Hertha Berlin: Team News
Schalke 04 have 3 players in their injury list Sami Allagui, Sinan Kurt and Sabastian Langkamp.
Niklas Stark will be a perfect replacement for Langkamp. Except from this, the manager is unlikely to make any other changes.
Hertha Berlin: Predicted Line Up
Jarstein, Plattenhardt, Brooks, Stark, Pekarik, Skjelbred, Lustenberger, Kalou, Weiser, Darida, Ibisevic
Schalke 04: Team News
Schalke have a hand full of injuries(6) as Uchida, Nastasic, Benedikt Howedes, Marco Hoger, Goretzka and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting are all injured.
Aogo could be placed at the left back spot while Hojbjerg replaces Goretzka. Sane could also get a chance of starting from the midfield.
Schalke 04: Predicted Line up
Fahrmann, Caicara, Matip, Neustadter, Aogo, Sane, Geis, Schopf, Meyer, Belhanda, Huntelaar.
Hertha Berlin vs Schalke 04: Head-to-Head Stats
Schalke 04 are victorious in 8 of their last 9 meetings against Hertha Berlin, Schalke have also scored at least 2 goals in each of their last 7 games against Hertha Berlin.
Schalke 04 have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 6 games against Hertha Berlin.
Hertha Berlin vs Schalke 04: Prediction
Having dominated over Hertha Berlin team in the past, I expect the visiting team to grab a crucial away win and climb above the home team in the Bundesliga table. My prediction is a 2-1 away win for Schalke.