Schalke vs Hannover
Date: Saturday, 3 November 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: VELTINS-Arena (Gelseenkirchen).
Both Schalke and Hannover are struggling coming into the weekend’s Bundesliga affair at VELTINS-Arena. The hosts, who finished the last season runners-up to Bayern Munich, sit 15th after 9 rounds of the competition. They, however, still beat Hannover’s record as the Reds were even worse, collecting just 5 points so far in the campaign.
Die Konigsblauen somehow managed to survive mid-week Koln test thanks to Nabil Bentaleb’s 88th-minte equalizer at RheinEnergieStadion. Domenico Tedesco’s men thus forced the penalties where they held nerves to somehow make it to the third round of DFB Pokal.
The Reds, on the other side, did not share such destiny. They made it two wins on the bounce, falling 0-2 at home to Wolfsburg on Tuesday night. It was their second straight defeat at HDI-Arena within just three days as they lost 1-2 to Augsburg in the previous round of Bundesliga.
Schalke vs Hannover: Head-to-head
Schalke were much more successful over the course of history, but they did encounter troubles in the latest set of H2H fixtures against the Reds.
Hannover won two and drew one of last three matches against Die Konigsblauen.
Nevertheless, Schalke still have a superb home record in matches with Hannover (20W, 7D and 3L).
Schalke vs Hannover: Prediction
This fixture should really provide a nice chance for Tedesco’s men to get their domestic campaign up and running and raise the spirits before an important Champions League clash with Galatasaray next week.
Hannover were very easy to break down recently. They allowed two or more goals in seven of last eight games in all competitions. They head into this off the back of two losses against the likes of Augsburg and Wolfsburg.
Given Schalke dominated this match-up in outings at VELTINS-Arena, we have no other option but to go for the home win at the 1.57 odds here. You won’t make a mistake backing the hosts to bag two or more goals on the afternoon at the odds of 1.66.
Schalke vs Hannover: Bet Tips
Schalke to win @ 1.57 (4/7)
Schalke Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.66 (4/6).