Bundesliga: Schalke vs Hannover

Schalke vs Hannover Betting Tip and Predictions.

In the opening match of Round 15 in Bundesliga, Schalke take on Hannover.

Schalke started this season very good, but their recent performance is not at the high level. Home team have managed to win only once in their last 9 matches in all competitions and they desperately need three points. The main goal of home side this season is to reach the place which leads in some of the European competitions next season. Their performance in the Europa League is much better. They have already qualified in the next phase of Europa League, so now they can more focus on Bundesliga. Hannover 96 are not impressive this season, so this could be a good chance for home team to take all three points.

Hannover are near the relegation zone and they need points in order to move up in the safer zone. Their main problem is defence. Visitors have one of the worst defences in Bundesliga. On the other side their attack is much better. Hannover scored at least one goal on each of their last 12 matches in all competitions. After two defeats in a row, visitors smashed Ingolstadt last week 4-0 and they are full of confidence. Home team are stronger and favorite to win this game, but Hannover have nothing to lose and they will do their best to make positive result.

Schalke vs Hannover injuries and suspensions

Schalke miss Giefer (0/0 g), Nastasic (1/0 d), Uchida (0/0 d), Höger (4/0 m) and Sam (0/0 m), while visitors will be without  Sakai (9/0 d), S. Ernst (0/0 m) and one of their best players this season Kiyotake (9/3 m).

Schalke vs Hannover possible lineups

Schalke: Fährmann – Junior Caicara, Höwedes, J. Matip, Aogo – Goretzka, Geis – L. Sané, M. Meyer, Choupo-Moting – Huntelaar.
Hannover: Zieler – Sorg, Marcelo, C. Schulz, Albornoz – S. Sané, Schmiedebach – Bech, Andreasen, Karaman – A. Sobiech.

Schalke vs Hannover Prediction

Schalke play upfront their supporters and they want to take three points. According to bookies, they are favorites to win this game, but Hannover can be very dangerous. I expect an open match between Schalke vs Hannover and many goals in both nets.

Schalke vs Hannover Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (Bet365)

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