Hoffenheim remain as great entertainers in the Bundesliga 2018-19 table and Schalke are the visitors to the Rhein Neckar Arena this weekend. Julian Nagelsmann has seen his team move close to the top five in recent weeks and the club are just one point behind defending champions Bayern Munich in the first place. Schalke have never really recovered from a poor start to the campaign and they find themselves just four points above the bottom three. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Hoffenheim were involved in a 3-2 loss against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League and it has knocked the team out of the last-16. The German outfit can still qualify for the Europa League knockout stages. Hoffenheim twice lost a two-goal lead against Hertha Berlin to draw the game 3-3 last weekend.
Schalke reached the last 16 of the Champions League despite a 3-1 defeat against Porto at the Estadio Do Dragao. During the weekend, Domenico Tedesco’s team picked up a 5-2 success over Nuremberg.
Schalke’s recent match with Hoffenheim took place at the Veltins Arena with the home team getting a 2-1 win. The last meeting at the Rhein Neckar Arena produced a 2-0 win for Hoffenheim. Our betting tips and predictions expect a success for Hoffenheim.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Hoffenheim win at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
Schalke may have had a good week with qualification to the Champions League knockout stages and a big win over Nuremberg, but they are expected to struggle against a Hoffenheim team rich in terms of quality. Nagelsmann’s men had a disappointing week after the draw with Hertha Berlin and the loss against Shakhtar Donetsk, but they have more than sufficient quality in the ranks to overcome a Schalke team that has struggled to make an impact in the 2018-19 campaign. Our preview would pick a win for Hoffenheim.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Hoffenheim win at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
Hoffenheim vs Schalke draw odds: 3.80
Schalke win odds: 4.33
Correct Score odds
Hoffenheim have been scoring for fun in recent times. Frankfurt (18) and Borussia Mönchengladbach (19) are the two teams who have scored more goals than Hoffenheim (17) in the last six games. Meanwhile, Schalke are quite poor at scoring goals – especially in away matches this season. Still, Hoffenheim’s inability to shut out opposition makes our correct score prediction go with a 2-1 win for the hosts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Hoffenheim 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Hoffenheim have been involved in a game with under 2.5 goals only twice in the last 15 across all competitions. Even if Schalke are not able to score much, Hoffenheim’s offensive strength will make this game as an entertainer. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.53[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Andrej Kramaric has been in sensational form with the goals in each of his last six games for club and country. The 27-year-old may have just started rising up the Hoffenheim top goal scorer charts this season, but he is a major presence for Nagelsmann’s team. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Andrej Kramaric.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Andrej Kramaric at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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