Hoffenheim vs Schalke Prediction 14 May 2016
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Hoffenheim vs Schalke Prediction 14 May 2016

Tournament: Bundesliga
Location: Wirsol Rhein-Neckar Arena
Match date: 05/14/2016 14:30

Hoffenheim have barely managed to stay in the Bundesliga. It was hard, tiresome, they were struggling, but they did it. Mostly due to good home form. And the hosts should go all out in their last home match of the season.

Schalke in turn again created some challenges for themselves. They could find their way to the Champions League if they beat Augsburg and Bayer. And now they fight for the direct qualification to the Europa League. This time the visitors will be highly motivated, but Hoffenheim aren’t easy to beat.

In fact, the hosts lost only 4 home games this season. It’s a very impressive result for the side that battled relegation. They recorded 24 points at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar Arena. Moreover, they lost only once in the second half of the season. And they faced solid opponents in the give period (Hertha, Koln, Wolfsburg, Mainz, Bayer). And they did not lose to any of them.

Schalke have been struggling on the road. They earned only 20 points in 16 away games. In 2016 André Breitenreiter’s side managed to collect only 2 clean-sheets. On top of that, they conceded goal in the first half in 4 of their last away matches. And they have conceded goals in 5 games on the road in a row.

Notably, Hoffenheim are very inconvenient opponent for Schalke. The latter failed to win a single match here since 2010 (0-2-3). And Hoffenheim scored their first goal in the first half in all of those matches.