Hertha Berlin vs Schalke
Date: Friday, 25 January 2019
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Olympiastadion Berlin (Berlin).
Both Hertha and Schalke began the year with wins over their respective rivals last weekend.
The Old Lady took advantage of the easier fixture to see off relegation strugglers Nurnberg 1-3 on the road, while Die Konigsblauen showed strength beating top-half Wolfsburg side 2-1 at home.
Pal Dardai’s men climbed up to 7th place with a win at Max-Morlock-Stadion. They are now only one point shy of Wolfsburg in 6th and four behind top four in the league ladder. Vedad Ibisevic, Davie Selke and Ondrej Duda were the catalysts for the success in Nurnberg.
The Bosnian forward took his league tally to seven as he was the one who broke the deadlock. Selke provided two assists, while Ondrej Duda completed a brace and now tops team’s goalscoring charts with nine to his name.
Can this trio back up such fine attacking showing and guide Hertha to an important victory against Schalke 04 in the first game of Matchday No 19?
Hertha Berlin vs Schalke: Head-to-head
Schalke were the more successful outfit historically.
They lead the head to head tie by ten wins coming into 69th encounter with the Old Lady.
Hertha, however, ended a three-loss thread in matches against Die Konigsblauen thanks to a 0-2 victory away at VELTINS-ARENA in the first half of the season.
None of past six head to head affairs saw goals scored at both ends.
Interestingly, five of last six H2H games ended with the same 2-0 scoreline.
Hertha Berlin vs Schalke: Prediction
Daniel Caligiuri was the man who inspired Schalke’s 2-1 victory over Wolfsburg five days ago. He bagged a brace to become team’s leading goalscorer with four to his name in this term of Bundesliga.
Schalke were generally struggling for consistency ever since the season began, but they head into this with two wins on the bounce following December’s 1-3 success away at Stuttgart.
Looking at teams’ impressive attacking form, we believe in the end of a low-scoring head to head trend here.
Both teams to score is well worth backing at the odds of 1.90. Hertha not to lose will be our alternative pick given the Old Lady lost just one of 8 home outings in this term of Bundesliga.
Hertha Berlin vs Schalke: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.90 (9/10)
Hertha or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2).