Hannover vs Schalke Match Info
Date: Sunday March 31 2019
Kick-off time: 2.30pm BST
Venue: HDI Arena
Hannover vs Schalke Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
November 3 2018: Schalke 3-1 Hannover
January 21 2018: Schalke 1-1 Hannover
August 27 2017: Hannover 1-0 Schalke
Total head-to-head Bundesliga matches played: 57
Hannover wins: 17
Schalke wins: 29
Hannover vs Schalke Stats
- Only one of the last 10 matches between these clubs has ended as a draw
- Both teams have scored, with over 2.5 goals in each match, in five of the latest six head-to-head meetings hosted by Hannover
- Hannover have lost nine of their last 10 games
Hannover vs Schalke Match Preview
Two woefully out-of-form teams go head-to-head with the spectre of relegation looming over both of them – and in Schalke’s case that is a major surprise.
The Gelsenkirchen club finished clear runners-up to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga last season and even reached the knockout stage of the Champions League this term, but their fortunes have nosedived alarmingly over the past couple of months.
Domenico Tedesco, who had appeared such a promising young coach, was sacked this month after a seventh defeat in nine games and replaced by veteran Huub Stevens on an interim basis for his third spell in charge.
Stevens could not stop the rot immediately, losing his first game 1-0 to RB Leipzig before the international break, but at least he has now had a clear two weeks to settle in and try to stop VfB Stuttgart overhauling Schalke and putting them into the relegation play-off position.
For Hannover, meanwhile, the situation is completely dire and they are hot favourites along with Nurnberg to be automatically relegated having gained only three league wins all season.
Although Schalke are a short price here, they still look worth backing to win given the even poorer form of their opponents, the greater quality of their squad and the potential for Stevens to engineer a turnaround now he has had the time to fully assess the resources at his disposal.
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Hannover vs Schalke Betting Tips
Schalke to win @ 4/5 with bet365
Over 2.5 goals @ 10/11 with bet365