Betting tips for Hoffenheim vs Schalke 01.12.2018
Hoffenheim and Schalke 04 face each other at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena on Saturday for the 13th day of the Bundesliga. Hoffenheim are here after a disappointing home defeat by Shakhtar Donetsk, thus being eliminated from the Champions League. On the other side is a Schalke 04 who managed to be present in the next stage of the Champions League, despite a tough defeat in FC Porto.
Hoffenheim are 6th with 20 points, 6 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, with 27 goals scored and 18 goals conceded. Hoffenheim arrives here after a disappointing defeat on Tuesday night with the welcome to Shakhtar Donetsk (2-3), which left him out of the race for access to the knockout stages of the Champions League and possibly out of the fight for access to the Europa League. As for his moment in the Bundesliga, the Hoffe has been unbeaten for 5 consecutive games in the league, winning 4 of them. On the final day, the team equalized at home to Hertha Berlin (3-3), a draw that ended a record of 4 straight wins.
Of the 6 games that the team played in their domains this won 3, losing 2, scoring 12 goals scored and 7 goals conceded. Julian Nagelsmann may want to make some changes to the eleven who played against Shakhtar. The team receives here a Schalke with a day of rest less, and that had to move to Portugal, and can accent more fatigue with the move and the day of rest less. Winning here is imperative for the team at least to remain in position to access European competitions, and within the race for the places of access to the Champions League.
Schalke 04, in turn, is in 14th place with 13 points, the result of 4 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses, with partial of 13 goals scored and 17 conceded goals. Schalke 04 come here after a 3-1 defeat at FC Porto on Wednesday night, a defeat that nevertheless saw the team qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League. As far as their championship moment is concerned, the Real Blues have recovered from a poor start to the season, which has seen them lose the first 5 league games, and now they have only one defeat in the last four consecutive games.
Out of doors is how the team has less ability to score points, won only 1 of 6 games away to the league, scoring 4 goals scored and 8 goals conceded. In addition to having great difficulties out of doors, the team arrives still here with more fatigue than the opponent, having had a day of rest at least as well as had to make a complicated move. Teuchert, Uth and Embolo are out, all injured, while Burgstaller and Mendyl are both in doubt.
Hoffenheim will arrive here in good time in the German championship, and coach Julian Nagelsmann will want an immediate response to the midweek home defeat. Schalke arrive here in a dubious moment as a visitor and with more physical wear and tear, thanks to the move to FC Porto's home on Wednesday. The Hoffe, despite scoring and suffering regularly, should get the 3 points in this match.