Hoffenheim vs Schalke Match Info
Match date: 20th October 2019
Kick-Off: 5:00 pm
Stadium: PreZero Arena, Sinsheim
Hoffenheim vs Schalke Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
20 Apr 2019 Schalke 2 – 5 Hoffenheim
1 Dec 2018 Hoffenheim 1 – 1 Schalke
17 Feb 2018 Schalke 2 – 1 Hoffenheim
Matches played: 23
Hoffenheim wins: 9
Schalke wins: 8
Hoffenheim vs Schalke Stats
- Hoffenheim have a reported list of eight players sidelined for injuries
- Schalke have been tougher to beat lately and come into the match with a five-match winless streak behind them in Bundesliga
- Die Konigsblauen earned just one win in the last six head-to-head clashes
Hoffenheim vs Schalke Preview
Hoffenheim have struggled with injuries and the woes in the final third without Andrej Kramaric and now even Ishak Belfodil were obvious. However, they’ve ended a four-match winless streak as they shocked Bayern in Munich (1-2) just ahead of the International break and they host Schalke hoping to build on it.
Sargis Adamyan broke his duck for Hoffenheim and bagged a brace at Allianz Arena and Die Kraichgauer would love him to take confidence from it. They’ve scored just one goal in four outings beforehand and rediscovering fine form in the final third will be essential if Alfred Schreuder’s men are to join the top 6 chase.
Schalke have been in better shape since mid-September and we’ve only seen a three-match winning streak ended as Koln (1-1) snatched a point at VELTINS-Arena, where Jonas Hector netted the last-gasp equalizer. They’ve been scoring and conceding goals on the regular along the way and we now expect them in a good mood.
Die Konigsblauen beat Paderborn (1-5), Mainz (2-1) and built on it with all three points at RB Leipzig (1-3), which would be the best of pick-me-ups. However, we have seen them struggling to retain a high level of performances and this will be more worrying, as the visitors look for their only second win in 12 trips to PreZero Arena.
We don’t see them making it happen now either and with that in mind, we’ll now back Hoffenheim to secure all three points and we’ll go for what feels like a lively longshot at 13/8 with William Hill. We’re still to see them in top shape here and we now hope they’ve used the break to a good cause.
However, we feel we’re in for a thriller and they will have to shine in the final third if they want the important points. We’re thus also going for a high-scoring contest with Over 2.5 Goals FT, priced at 8/11 with bet365.
Hoffenheim vs Schalke Betting Tips
Hoffenheim to win @ 13/8 with William Hill
Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 8/11 with bet365
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