Schalke – Hamburger
Schalke 04 hosts Hamburger in a game from the 12th round of the German Bundesliga. Here are our football betting predictions for this match at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen.
Schalke started this season better than they started the last one. Right now the Royal Blues are 4th in the Bundesliga standings, having won 20 points so far. Their record is six wins, two draws and three defeats. It’s important to note that Schalke are unbeaten in their last five matches, which is telling us that they are in a good place right now. Can they keep up the tempo against Hamburger as well?
Hamburger are once again having serious troubles in the league. And it looks like they will once again fight against relegation. HSV are currently 15th in the league standings, having won just 10 points since the start of the season. Their record at the moment is three wins, one draw and seven losses. In the last round they managed to beat Stuttgart at home, which was a needed breath of fresh air for them.
Pablo Insua is missing the game for Schalke because of an injury, while Nabil Bentaleb, Naldo, Leon Goretzka, Luke Hemmerich and Donis Avdijaj are all under a serious question for the next game. The good news for the Royal Blues come from the recovery of Matija Nastasic, who is once again ready to play.
Hamburger will be without Albin Ekdal and Nicolai Muller, who are injured. In a doubt for the visit to Veltins Arena are Bobby Wood, Sejad Salihovic, Bjarne Thoelke and Andreas Hirzel, who have problems with injuries.
These are our football betting predictions for the Bundesliga clash between Schalke 04 and Hamburger. Schalke are the clear favourite here, based on quality and performance so far. But be careful. Good luck!