Hertha Berlin – Schalke Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 02.01.2021

⚽ Hertha Berlin – Schalke Predictions

Hertha Berlin – Schalke Tips and Odds. January 2, 18:30 GERMANY: Bundesliga – Round 14.

Hertha Berlin – Schalke Preview

  • Hertha Berlin’s last four Bundesliga home fixtures have all produced a different result to the previous engagement, with their first 0-0 home draw since January condemning them to their second-worst 13-game start (W3, D4, L6) to a Bundesliga campaign of the last decade. However, an opportunity to find their first Bundesliga home win against Schalke in four attempts (D2, L1) presents itself.
  • They completed the last round as one of eight Bundesliga clubs to have conceded the majority of opening goals in their home games, with all three of their opening goals conceded at home falling in the first 30 minutes. At the same time, and perhaps most concerningly, Hertha are yet to win a Bundesliga home game this season when scoring first (D1, L1).
  • Now enduring 29 league games without victory (D10, L19), Schalke’s worst start to a Bundesliga season sees them creep ever closer towards Tasmania Berlin’s record of 31 winless Bundesliga games. That has been extended in spite of them notching five goals across their last three away outings.
  • Defensively, Schalke have conceded an alarming 3.83 goals per Bundesliga away game – a long way above the next-worst of 2.50 (Mönchengladbach) at the beginning of the round, whilst their four away defeats with margins of at least three goals is also by far the worst in the league. Five of their six league games away from home have also been accompanied by HT deficits.
  • Players to watch: Last start, Dodi Lukebakio became the third Hertha player to score in three separate Bundesliga appearances. For the visitors, Benito Raman remains Schalke’s only player to score their first goal in their last six Bundesliga outings.
  • Hot stat: Schalke have opened the scoring in just one of their last 15 Bundesliga away fixtures.
Head-to-head matches: HERTHA BERLIN – SCHALKE
04.02.20POKSchalkeHertha Berlin3 : 2 (2 : 2)
31.01.20BUNHertha BerlinSchalke0 : 0
31.08.19BUNSchalkeHertha Berlin3 : 0
25.01.19BUNHertha BerlinSchalke2 : 2
02.09.18BUNSchalkeHertha Berlin0 : 2

GERMANY: Bundesliga – Round 14
Hertha Berlin – Schalke
Kick-off: January 2, 18:30
Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals
Odds: 1.41@Bwin

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