Schalke vs Hansa Rostock Prediction & Match Preview

Schalke vs Hansa Rostock German 2.Bundesliga Prediction by LeagueLane

Schalke vs Hansa Rostock
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 5 March 2022
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena.

Schalke are a team that were recently demoted from the top flight, and this extra experience of them has really come to their aid this season in the second division.

They are placed fifth in the table at the moment, and need a surplus of just four points to climb to the first position – which would enable them to make a comeback to the Bundesliga.

Meanwhile, Rostock are one of the worst teams in the league, and are placed 16th in a table of 18. They are battling relegation, and also have one of the worst defenses in the tournament.

On top of that, they have been a poor performer on the road, and have a worrying h2h record against this rival as well.

By all means, expect Schalke to have the upper hand this weekend.

Schalke vs Hansa Rostock Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The latest clash had ended in a 0-2 win for Schalke.
  • They are on a three-fixture winning streak.
  • It’s been 18 years since they have lost against this opponent.
  • The latest meeting at this stadium had ended in a 1-0 win for the hosts.

Schalke vs Hansa Rostock Prediction & Analysis

Schalke were unbeaten in six of their past eight overall games, and they had won four of their past five appearances at home.

They have also lost just twice at home in the past nine-month period, and one of these losses had come against the second-placed Darmstadt.

On the other hand, Rostock were winless in 12 of their past 13 overall fixtures, and they have managed to post just three wins on the road since July of 2021.

And finally, they also have a poor h2h record against this foe.

For these reasons, expect a win for Schalke this weekend.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Darmstadt have scored the most number of goals in the league, and Schalke have scored just three fewer than them.
  • Since the first week of November, Rostock have a single win on the road.

Tips for Schalke vs Hansa Rostock

  • Schalke to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Correct Score: 2-1 Schalke @ 9.00 (8/1).