Schalke 04 vs Hertha Berlin
2018/19 German Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 2 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: VELTINS-Arena, Gelsenkirchen.
Veteran striker Vedad Ibisevic inspired Hertha’s victory in the opening round of the new Bundesliga campaign.
The Bosnian forward made the difference for the Old Lady converting a nice Valentino Lazaro delivery seven days ago against the league newcomers Nurnberg.
Can Pal Dardai’s side back up such result and stay unbeaten when they travel to Gelsenkirchen for the tough Schalke 04 tie on Sunday afternoon?
Die Konigsblauen got off to a disappointingly poor kick off to the new season. They fell 2-1 away at Wolfsburg conceding the 94th-minute goal from Daniel Ginczek.
Domenico Tedesco will be desperate to see his troops bouncing back here given the team has sky-high ambitions from this season with an exciting attacking pair consisted of Guido Burgstaller and Marco Uth in their ranks.
Their lone goal at VOLKSWAGEN ARENA came from the penalty-spot as it seems Tedesco will need some time to bed in the new arrivals and work on the build-up play moving forward.
Schalke vs Hertha Berlin: Head-to-head
- The head to head stats completely favour Schalke who have been brutal towards the Old Lady in matches at VELTINS-Arena.
- Die Konigsblauen won 23, drew 7 and lost 3 of 33 home ties against Hertha BSC.
- Schalke also dominated this tie in the most recent history, winning each of past three meetings with Hertha to nil.
- Schalke come into this with eight straight wins over Hertha on the home patch.
- None of past five H2H games saw goals at both ends.
Schalke vs Hertha Berlin: Prediction
Can Schalke rely on the tradition to bounce back from the initial failure and bag the result against Hertha here?
The quality is certainly on their side and it is hard to ignore the 1.75 odds offered for the home win knowing the Old Lady left Gelsenkirchen defeated on last eight occasions.
Also, we don’t expect a goal fest on the afternoon as the visitors will likely park the bus and wait for their chances from counter-attacks through Valentino Lazaro and Salomon Kalou.
None of last five H2H matches saw goals at both ends which is why the alternative pick will be BTTS – NO at 1.70.
Schalke vs Hertha Berlin Betting Tips
Schalke 04 to win @ 1.75
BTTS – NO @ 1.70.