Hertha BSC vs Schalke 04
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 2 January 2021
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
The Miners are by far the worst team in the whole competition. They are expectedly placed dead last in the table, and have conceded ten goals more than any other team in the league.
They have also scored the least number of goals of all the teams in German top flight, and still remain the only team yet to post a win on the board.
They are easily the major contender to get relegated at the end of the season, and by now even their ardent fans have started to believe it.
Meanwhile, Die Alte Dame are a team trying desperately to get away from the relegation cut-off. They have been on an impressive run in the last two months – losing just twice – once against Dortmund, and once against Freiburg.
On top of that, they also have a good h2h record at this stadium in the past seven-year period.
Considering these stats, expect Hertha to have the edge this weekend at the Olympiastadion.
Hertha vs Schalke: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Christian Gross’s men recorded a 3-2 win in the latest encounter, which had taken place back in February, in the DFB Pokal.
- Three of the preceding four match-ups had three or more goals.
- Only once have the hosts lost at this stadium since 2013.
- The hosts had scored two or more goals in four of the past six meetings at this venue, while keeping clean sheets in three of the preceding five clashes here.
Hertha vs Schalke: Prediction
Bruno Labbadia’s men lost 4-1 on the road the last match-day, against Freiburg. In the meantime, the Miners lost 0-1 at home against Bielefeld.
Going on, Gross’s men have won just six times in their past 39 overall fixtures – and note that two of these wins had come in the DFB Pokal, against teams from the lower divisions, while the other four victories had come in friendlies.
On the road, their latest league win had come back in November of 2020. On top of all these, they also have an inferior h2h record at this venue in the past seven years as well.
On the other hand, Labbadia’s men have improved their form in the last two months, and are desperate to post points on the board.
Judging these factors, expect Hertha to emerge victorious this weekend.
Hertha vs Schalke: Betting Tips
To Win: Hertha @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Hertha @ 1.75 (3/4).