Schalke vs Hoffenheim (By: Stanioooo)
Schalke will host Hoffenheim in the 30th round of German Bundesliga.
Both teams are with different missions right now- Schalke are 6 points above Stuttgart and the relegation zone, but it has to be pointed Stuttgart don't have an easy schedule, so personally for me there are absolutely no chances their team to go infront of Schalke at any time till the end of the season. Schalke are in miserable form and that's a season every single supporter of this team wants to forget. Schalke even struggle against the bottom teams in the table Nurnberg and Hannover and got only one win in the league against Hannover since January. They will try to take some points till the end to secure their place in the league for sure, but still it's a season to forget for all of the players and staff. Big improvements should be made during the summer.
Hoffenheim are on the other side--they are in the race for the 5th and 6th place which give EL participation during the next season, so they will go against Schalke looking only for the max points. Their schedule has a few matches which can be very tricky and in the last five rounds every single point is more than important when 4/5 teams are fighting for only 2 places. For me this one is looking like the easiest game for Hoffenheim, or to be clearer, the one where they face an opponent totally out of form. Hoffenheim just like Leipzig hit the right form in the best time and they totally outplayed their opponents in the last three matches- 4:1 against Leverkusen, 0:4 against Augsburg and 2:0 against Hertha. They create a lot of goal chances and score for fun which is also very important. I am not amongst the ones who relies on them when they have to play away from home, because it's very often fot them to make draws as visitors, but here I will use the chance and the opponent they face to go for an away win.
Mark Uth(attacking midfielder) and Alessandro Schopf(midfielder) are out for the hosts, while Steven Skrzybski(attacking midfielder), Embolo(illness) and Teuchert(illness) are doubtful for this game.Joelinton(forward) is the only missing player for Hoffenheim.
Hoffenheim and Schalke usually make matches where both teams find a way to score and Schalke take something against Hoffe at home, but I can't remember Schalke to be in poorer form for a lot of years, so away win for Hoffenheim is what I expect here, maybe with a goal difference. I went with Frankfurt against Schalke in their previous home match, I will do it once again against Hoffenheim.
Schalke vs Hoffenheim predictions
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Schalke vs Hoffenheim betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Stanioooo).