Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 3, 2020
This is a battle between two strugglers as Hannover are up against Schalke at the HDI Arena hoping for some kind of the positivity. Schalke’s winless run is at four matches while Hannover are without a victory in five games. Both teams are struggling with the threat of relegation – more so in the case of Hannover, who are in the bottom three. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Hannover lost for a fifth consecutive match after being beaten 3-1 by Augsburg at the WWK Arena. This was the fifth successive match in which Hannover have conceded three or more goals.
Schalke endured more disappointment even after a managerial change, as Huub Stevens watched his team lose 1-0 against RB Leipzig at home. This was the fourth successive loss for Schalke, who recently sacked manager Domenico Tedesco.
The reverse fixture witnessed Schalke getting a 3-1 victory over Hannover at the Veltins Arena. This was one of the six league wins for Schalke this season. The last game between these two teams at the HDI Arena produced a 1-0 victory for Hannover. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
Hannover and Schalke have been on a bad run of form. The arrival of Stevens did not make a substantial difference to Schalke in the home match against RB Leipzig, but they are expected to do enough so as to avoid a defeat in this match. A defeat against Hannover is likely to be a major blow for Schalke’s hopes of avoiding the relegation, as it would suck them into the bottom three. Hannover, meanwhile, will see this game as one of the few opportunities in order to get out of the drop zone. Our preview would go with a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
Hannover win odds: 4.50
Schalke win odds: 1.80
Correct Score odds
Schalke and Hannover are two teams that have conceded a large number of goals in the last six matches. If Schalke’s defence looks bad after conceding 15 goals, Hannover are worse after letting in 17 goals. However, both teams are quite poor going forward and it is difficult to see an entertaining outcome. Our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The reverse fixture between Schalke and Hannover may have produced more than 3.5 goals, but both teams have a poor record coming into this game. The game has a lot of stake and this should prevent both teams from making a major impact going forward. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Hendrik Weydandt has become Hannover’s top scorer after his goal against Augsburg in the last appearance. This happens to be his first goal of 2019 and also his first in his last 10 appearances. Still, our first goalscorer prediction does not see a lot of players who are in great scoring touch at this moment. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Hendrik Weydandt.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Hendrik Weydandt at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
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