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Schalke arrive at HDI-Arena on Friday for the Bundesliga 2 showdown with home side Hannover.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Hannover v Schalke can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Hannover go into this game following a 0-0 Bundesliga 2 draw against Nuremberg.
In that game, Hannover managed 54% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 1 on target. For their opponents, 1. FC Nürnberg got 15 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
A recurring trait of more recent Hannover games is the number of nil scores.
From their previous 6 clashes leading up to this one, in 5 of them a bet on BTTS would have been a loser. That kind of pattern might not follow through here, however.
Coming into this fixture, Hannover have not beaten Schalke in their last 3 matches in the league.
Schalke will go into this clash after a 3-0 Bundesliga 2 win with the downing of Ingolstadt in their last outing.
In that game, Schalke had 61% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For Schalke, the goals were scored by Marius Bülter (24'), Mehmet Can Aydin (65') and Simon Terodde (77'). On the other side, FC Ingolstadt 04 got 8 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
In their previous 6 outings, Schalke have helped themselves to a tally of 11 goals. Schalke have also scored in every single one of those games. During that period, they have seen 7 goals go into their own net.
Coming into this meeting, Schalke have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head clashes going back to 04/12/2015 shows us that Hannover have won 1 of them and Schalke 4, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
A total of 16 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 5 for Hannover and 11 belonging to Schalke. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The last league game featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 27 on 31/03/2019 and the score finished Hannover 0-1 Schalke.
That time, Hannover had 61% possession and 15 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
Schalke had 6 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Suat Serdar (39') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Sven Jablonski.
Team News: Hannover
The Hannover boss Jan Zimmermann has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game owing to a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Schalke
Schalke manager Dimitrios Grammozis has multiple availability issues to deal with. Danny Latza (Knee Injury), Salif Sané (Knee Problems) and Michael Langer (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be playing here.
It seems to us that Schalke and Hannover won’t have much between them here, and goals could be hard to come by.
A scoreless draw looks like a real possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We’re therefore expecting a very even match with a 0-0 scoreline at the end of the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: HDI-Arena (49,200)
Captain: Marcel Franke
Chairman: Martin Kind
Manager: Jan Zimmermann
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 13, DFB-Pokal (Second Round)
🔑 Key Player: Sebastian Kerk
Regularly used in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Sebastian Kerk was born in Bad Wurzach, Germany. After making a first senior appearance for Freiburg in the 2012 - 2013 season, the skilful Midfielder has hit 2 league goals in this 2. Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 8 appearances.