Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
HDI-Arena will host Friday’s football game between Hannover and Schalke, the two old rivals. Die Roten head into the match following a goalless draw with Nurnberg where they had no more than one shot on target. Hannover aim to escape the danger zone, but they will have a big fish to fry in Friday’s clash. Midfielder Tom Trybull is out of contention after he was tested positive for coronavirus.
Die Knappen, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Hansa Rostock and Ingolstadt, and seeing that key attacker Simon Terodde looks unstoppable at the moment, we are tempted to put our money on the visiting side. Schalke are eager to climb to automatic promotion places, and we predict that the in-form visitors will prove their worth on the field. All Michael Langer, Blendi Idrizi, Salif Sane, and Danny Latza are out of contention through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Simon Falette):
Simon Falette is a professional footballer who was born in Le Mans, France on February 19, 1992, but he was eligible to play for both France and French Guiana at senior level. Falette decided to represent French Guiana on the international stage, but he has yet to make his debut for the national team.
The 184-cm-tall defender started his club career at Lorient, but he made only one appearance for the first team. After playing 41 games for Lorient B Simon Falette joined Laval on loan in 2012 and in 2013 he signed a loan deal with Brest.
At the end of the 2013/2014 season Simon Falette signed a permanent deal with the Stade Francis-Le Ble outfit and, after making 66 appearances in the league for the club, he moved to Ligue 1 side Metz. The defender scored three goals in 35 appearances for Les Grenats in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. His main position is centre-back, whilst his preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Schalke):
Schalke 04 are a professional football club founded in 1904. Die Knappen (The Miners) compete in German Bundesliga and they have won seven domestic titles. Schalke have clinched five German Cup trophies as well, while lifting the UEFA Cup title in 1997. The German club defeated Italian side Inter on penalties in the title game and that was the last time the final of the competition was played in a two-legged format.
Schalke 04 play their home matches at Veltins-Arena, the stadium that has been the home of the team since 2001. The capacity of Veltins-Arena is 62,271. It is well known that Borussia Dortmund are Schalke’s main rivals and the Ruhy neighbours face each other in the Revierderby.
The likes of Klaus Fichtel (477), Norbert Nigbur (355), Rolf Russmann (304), Klaus Fischer (295), Olaf Thon (295) and Herbert Lutkebohmert (286) are the players with most appearances for die Knappen. The colour of Schalke’s home kit is blue.