Bundesliga : TSG Hoffenheim vs Schalke Match Preview
The two youngest coaches of the Bundesliga – Julian Nagelsmann and Domenico Tedesco, face off against each other. Both teams are playing quite well in truth. Spicy encounter is on the cards surely.
Match Details –
Venue : Rhein-Necker Arena, Hoffenheim.
Date : 23/9/17 – 19:00 (IST), 13:30 (GMT), 15:30 (CEST).
TV Telecast : No Telecast in India, beIN Sports, Canal Sports, Sky Sports.
Live Stream : www.ronaldo7.net
Hoffenheim are playing well but it can be better, their defense are conceding a lot of goals in truth maybe the exclusion of Niklas Sule and Sebastian Rudy was too much for Hoffenheim to deal with. Now they face a strong Schalke side at home to deal with. Some changes are expected in the Hoffenheim line up, Pavel Kaderabek and Serge Gnabry might be included in the starting 11. Ermin Bicakcic and Adam Szalai remains out for this fixture due to injury.
Possible line up
Hoffenheim (3-4-2-1) : Baumann; Nordtveit, Vogt, Hübner; Kaderabek, Demirbay, Amiri, Zuber; Kramaric, Gnabry; Wagner.
The match against Bayern turned out be a disaster for the Royal Blues but things should change on MatchDay 6 as they face a defensively weak Hoffenheim. Tedesco is expected to field a more assured winning starting 11 this time around unlike that of MatchDay 5 against Bayern where he fielded young Weston Mckennie in place of Yevgen Konoplyanka for some defensive stability. Though midfield general Nabil Bentaleb is a doubt for this fixture and may remain out, Max Meyer may slot in for him. Alessandro Schöpf also remains out.
Possible line up
Schalke (3-4-2-1) : Fährmann; Kehrer, Naldo, Nastasic; Caligiuri, Stambouli, Goretzka, Oczipka; Max Meyer, Konoplyanka; Burgstaller.
Head to Head
Overall – 19 matches.
Drawn – 5 matches.
Hoffenheim won – 7 matches.
Schalke won – 7 matches.
Hoffenheim scored – 25 goals.
Schalke scored – 33 goals.