Schalke 04 vs Hoffenheim Prediction 17 February 2018
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Schalke 04 vs Hoffenheim Prediction 17 February 2018

Tournament: German Bundesliga
Location: Veltins-Arena
Match date: 17.02.2018 at 17:30

On February 17 2018 at 17:30 in the forthcoming game of the German Bundesliga 23rd matchday at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen the local Schalke are playing against their guests Hoffenheim.

At the moment Schalke are much strong than they used to be in the previous season and they are in the race for the places in the Champions League zone. They are now on the 6th place in the standings of the German Bundesliga with 34 points gained in their 22 matches played. They are comparatively strong in attack as they have already scored 34 goals while their defense is far from perfect as they have already conceded 29 goals. In the previous home matches Schalke outplayed Wolfsburg 1:0, lost to Werder 1:2 and drew Hannover 1:1.

In the previous season Hoffenheim surprised everyone as they managed to make it to the Champions League qualification with the new manager while the current season is by far not as successful. The Blue and Whites are on the 8th place in the table of the Bundesliga as they gained 31 points in their 22 matches played since the start of the championship. Hoffenheim are rather strong in attack as they scored 36 goals while their defense is just a mess as they let their competitors score 35 goals. In the previous away matches Hoffenheim drew Hertha and Werder with the same 1:1 score and lost to Bayern Munich 2:5.

Hoffenheim haven’t outplayed Schalke for three matches in a row already while in three of those matches they won. At the moment both teams are in comparatively bad conditions and they both need to improve their performance. Yet, we must admit that Schalke won’t almost lose at home while Hoffenheim keep losing points in their away matches. That’s why it seems to us that Schalke are very likely to avoid a loss this time.