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Schalke arrive at PreZero Arena on Saturday for the Bundesliga 1 tie with home team Hoffenheim.
All Hoffenheim v Schalke match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
Hoffenheim enter this game coming off the back of a 1-1 Bundesliga 1 draw vs Freiburg.
In that game, Hoffenheim managed 52% possession and 17 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Hoffenheim was Andrej Kramarić (40'). SC Freiburg had 14 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Vincenzo Grifo (81') was the scorer for Freiburg.
Over their last six games, Sebastian Hoeneß's Hoffenheim have found the net a combined total of 6 times resulting in an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.
Analysis of their past results shows that Hoffenheim:
- haven't won against Schalke in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
After a loss in their previous game against Arminia Bielefeld in Bundesliga 1 competition, Schalke and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Schalke managed 56% possession and 5 shots at goal with 0 on target. On the other side, Arminia Bielefeld got 15 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Fabian Klos (50') was the scorer for Arminia Bielefeld.
The numbers tell their own story, and Schalke have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 15 goals in all. At the back, Schalke have some weaknesses to address. Despite that, we will just have to wait and see if that trend shall be sustained in this next match.
Looking at their past form shows that Schalke:
- are winless against Hoffenheim when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. Not good at all.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 26 league matches. What a horror away run it has been.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 17/02/2018, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Hoffenheim winning 2 of those games, Schalke 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
In all, 20 goals were produced between them in these games, with 10 from Hoffenheim and 10 being from Schalke. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The previous league fixture featuring these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 15 on 09/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Schalke 4-0 Hoffenheim.
On that day, Schalke had 40% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorers were Matthew Hoppe (42', 57', 63') and Amine Harit (79').
Hoffenheim had 19 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
The match was refereed by Felix Zwayer.
Team News: Hoffenheim
Sebastian Rudy (Thigh Muscle Strain), Ermin Bicakcic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Konstantinos Stafylidis (Shinbone injury), Marco John (Foot Injury), Kevin Akpoguma (Unknown Injury), Chris Richards (Hamstring Injury), Havard Nordtveit (Foot Injury), Benjamin Hübner (Tear in a joint capsule) and Dennis Geiger (Surgery) won’t be available for Hoffenheim manager Sebastian Hoeneß. Munas Dabbur is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Schalke
Schalke manager Dimitrios Grammozis has to choose a team with limited availability. William (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Omar Mascarell (Torn Muscle Fibre), Steven Skrzybski (Ligament Injury), Hamza Mendyl (Ankle Injury), Nassim Boujellab (Ligament Injury), Matija Nastasic (Calf Problems), Benito Raman (Back trouble) and Levent Mercan (Knee Injury) will not be playing here.
We’re of the view that Schalke should be able to get a goal against this Hoffenheim outfit, although it probably won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re tipping a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Hoffenheim when all is said and done. Let’s see what eventuates.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: PreZero Arena (30,150)
Captain: Benjamin Hübner
Chairman: Peter Görlich
Manager: Sebastian Hoeneß
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 11
🔑 Key Man: Andrej Kramarić
Customarily playing in the Striker position, Andrej Kramarić was born in Zagreb, Croatia. After having played his first senior match for Dinamo Zagreb in the 2008 - 2009 season, the gifted Forward has scored a sum of 17 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 25 appearances.