Bundesliga : Schalke 04 vs Hamburger SV : All You Need To Know About This Clash.
Schalke will hope to keep their hot form intact against struggling Hamburger SV on MatchDay 12 of the Bundesliga, overall they will meet for the 98th time.
Match Details –
Venue : Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen.
Date : 19/11/17 – 20:00 (IST), 14:30 (GMT), 16:30 (CEST).
TV Telecast : Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2 HD, beIN Sports, Canal Sports, Sky Sports.
Live Stream : http://www.sport365.live/en/home
Schalke : Domenico Tedesco did some awesome work in rebuilding the Royal Blues squad, truly they are playing like the old days. Placed in 4th position with 20 points, scoring 14 times and conceding 10 times in 11 MatchDays, they will look to build upon it as they face struggling Hamburg next. Nastasic(ankle) and Naldo(knee) were back on training following light injuries and are in contention to start, but Nabil Bentaleb(hip) and Leon Goretzka(muscle) are major doubt’s for the game and if both are unavailable then the pair of Max Meyer and Weston McKennie could play. Pablo Insua will remain out for the remaining of the year.
Possible line up Schalke (3-4-3) – Fährmann; Nastasic, Naldo, Kehrer; Caligiuri, McKennie, Meyer, Oczipka; Harit, Burgstaller, Konoplyanka.
Hamburg : Hamburg started the season just like they did in the previous season, very badly. With just 10 points from their opening 11 fixtures and stand on the 15th position. Hamburg scored 10 goals and conceded 18 in the Bundesliga so far. Improvement is required everywhere and fast too because it’s not like the fans will be very pleased to see their team finish on the 16th spot every year and fight the relegation play-off inorder to stay in the Bundesliga. Now for team news, Sejad Salihovic was back on training following his calf injury and may get some minutes of the bench, Ekdal, Theolke, Wood and Holtby remain as doubt’s for the fixture. Ekdal(thigh) was substituted for Sweden against Italy in their World Cup Qualification match in 1st leg and he didn’t also feature in their 2nd leg tie as well, though that didn’t stop the qualifcation of his nation, with a Aggregate of 1-0, Sweden qualified for the World Cup of Russia 2018. Nicolai Muller remain out for the remaining part of the year with a cruciate ligament injury (Celebration Injury).
Possible line up Hamburg (4-2-3-1) – Mathenia; Diekmeier, Papadopoulos, Mavraj, Santos; Walace, Sakai; Kostic, Hunt, Ito; Jann-Fiete Arp.
Head to Head
Overall – 97 matches.
Drawn – 24 matches.
Schalke won – 37 matches.
Hamburg won – 36 matches.
Schalke scored – 139 goals.
Hamburg scored – 151 goals.