Match start: 13:30 (GMT+1)
Domenico Tedesco's team is taking the third place in Bundesliga after Bayern and Borussia Dortmund, having gained 3 victories in 4 last rounds.
Thanks to the achievements in matches against Hoffenheim (2:1) and Bayer (2:0) Schalke has strengthened the positions and at least now they have got into one round of the Champions League. In Leverkusen last round a lot was solved thanks to the advantage in the center field where Leon Goretzka, Max Meyer and Franco Matías Di Santo were playing.
Daniel Caligiuri playing in a match against Bayer as the right winger became the best football player of that meeting and finished season with 5 passes. But the general accuracy of its passes in a concrete match was absolutely low (68.3%) that doesn't allow to speak about logics of the choice of the analysts having made the top-list of football players.
When the best player of the match became a goalkeeper, this fact definitely speaks about the character of the meeting. Such thing has happened with Bayern (0:0) last round. Rune Jarstein who made 6 saves received an individual award as a part of the squad of the guests.
By the way, the same goalkeeper can be proud of dry outcome in the away match of Die Alte Dame when Bayer was outplayed (2:0). 33 year old goalkeeper had missed a match against Werder (0:0) because of trauma.
Remembering a match with the leader and near-champion of Germany, it is also necessary to pay attention to two important parameters of statistics. Accuracy of passes of Hertha is really awful (62%), possession (24%) and PPDA=21.55. It isn't necessary to speak about dangerous moments in such situation. The probability of a goal by Hertha at Allianz Arena is two percent, xG is only 0.10 points.
The victory in Leverkusen became illogical for many reasons. But the most important is the fact that this match was the only one out of 4 away matches in 2018 in which Hertha has managed to score.
Schalke had won 9 matches in a row in the games against future opponent. Six last meetings ended with minimum with two goals scored by Schalke. The guests managed to score only one goal in last 10 visits at Veltins Arena.
Schalke to win 1.7
Draw – 3.80
team doesn't also impress by creative game. But by some miracle the
team is able to score practically in each match. We think that again
the center field will go to the hosts that will be a decisive factor.
Don’t wait for the high effectiveness— maximum 1-2 goals.
to win - odds 1.7 5Dimes