Schalke – Hoffenheim free betting tips and predictions 17.02.2018

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Match
start: 18:30 (GMT+1)

Schalke

Domenico
Tedesco’s team began the second circle as the main rival of Bayern.
But five rounds in 2018 have changed a situation and now the
Royal Blues
take only the 6th line with the 4th-point lag from the second place.

The
defeats of the away matches with RB Leipzig (1:3) and Bayern (1:2)
and also house defeat against Werder (1:2) had shown the main
problems of Schalke: inability of team to hold advantage and to chase
the game if it is needed. Nevertheless in the second case it is
necessary to work with the 1st number and the team won’t do this.

In
Munich Schalke from the 36th minute faced the necessity to catch up
with the opponent in the score. But besides Di
Santo’s goal
the only dangerous moment was the kick of Kehrer
after the corner. In other cases Bayern didn’t allow the rival to
come closer than 12 m.

Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim
has even less points than the future opponent and the team of
Nagelsmann
hardly
seriously expects to get into the Champions League zone according to
the results of the current season.

Nevertheless,
the permanent “robbery” that the richer clubs of the
country, in particular Bayern, exercises over Hoffenheim
affects the results of Hoffe. Only in a rare match of the current
season the team had managed not to miss and this led, firstly, to
leaving the Champions League at a qualification stage and then
leaving off the Europa League which is the second by its status club
tournament of the Old World.

The
lack of Eurocup practice didn’t improve the results of Hoffenheim.
In 9 last matches the team of Nagelsmann had gained only 2 victories
and only once the football players had managed to win back “on
zero” in a defense.

Head-to-heads

At
three meetings in a row Schalke
is not able to win over Hoffenheim.
The team always loses away matches and the home match ended with the
score 1:1 in the second round of the previous championship. However
it should be noted another interesting fact — the match of the
first circle in Sinsheim
(0:2) had broken a series of 13 matches in a row, in which the team
has managed to score.

Bookmaker
line

Schalke
to win 2.13

Draw
– 3.62

Hoffenheim
to win 3.76

Match
prediction


Nagelsmann
isn’t able to play with a current squad of his team only from defense
therefore, certainly, will wait for a quick goal as it has happened
recently at Munich Allianz Arena. At the same time Schalke doesn’t
even know how to catch the game as the controlled attack is not the
strong side of the team of Tedesco. We consider that guests have more
chances to stay with points after this match, perhaps Hoffenheim
even will be able to gain the victory and to come up with the
opponent in standings.

Our tip: Hoffenheim (Asian Handicap) +0.5 – odds 1.88 SBOBET