Schalke 04 vs Hannover 96 (Bundesliga, 31.01.2015)

Schalke 04 host Hannover 96 in the 18th round of the Bundesliga to try and aim for the three points all while avenging the 2-1 defeat from back in August. There is a three point gap between the two, but the visitors are on level with Gladbach and Augsburg, and even if they are rather inconsistent Schalke should be an example to follow on how to rise from the relegation zone and battle it out for European football places in the time span of a few matches.

Whoever said Bundesliga is not competitive should have a look at the table where up to eight teams are battling it out for places in Europa League. Hannover 96 has 24 points out of 17 matches is just at a 3 point gap between them and Schalke. Didier Ya Konan returned to the team from Saudi Arabian football and is pumped up to score, considering the visitors are unable to win an away game since November. Schulz, Andreasen, Almer, Miller and Hoffman will have to miss the match which will put the scoring chances on Joselu and Kiyotake, and we know how easily Schalke likes to concede. Hannover played 7 matches without conceding a goal in the first half of Bundesliga and if you think the trend will continue you can bet so with 7.00 odds from 888sport.
Schalke04-vs-Hannover96-31-January-2015-prediction
The Royal Blues have gained stability in Bundesliga under Roberto Di Matteo, and despite being hit by injuries with Fahrmann, Aogo, Ayan, Goretzka, Kolasinic, Farfan, Draxler and Obasi missing they are boosted by Huntelaar being in great form to count on goals. Choupo-Moting could be paired up with the Dutchman in the forward line seeing as Cameroon was eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations. Höwedes is sure that with Nastasic’s arrival Schalke’s backline will only improve which will give them a boost in their pursuit of Champions League football; after all they are at just one point from Bayer Leverkusen.

Schalke are heavily favored to win and 888sport gives them 1.90 odds to win, Hannover got 3.85 odds and a draw has3.60 odds. Huntelaar has 2.23 odds to score, Chinedu 3.15, Sam Sidney 3.45 and Max Meyer 4.75; for Hannover Joselu has 3.55 and Karaman 4.80 to score anytime. Schalke to win the first half has 2.50 odds, Hannover 96 4.10, and the visitors with +1 handicap 1.46 odds. We are going to bet 7 units on both teams scoring in the second half with 3.20 odds from 888sport.

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