Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
VELTINS-Arena will host Sunday’s football game between Schalke and Hertha. Schalke aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Wolfsburg, whereas Hertha aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Nurnberg. Die Knappen continue life without Leon Goretzka, who joined Bayern Munchen, but Domenico Tedesco’s men are definitely capable of matching Hertha in Gelsenkirchen. A man to watch in the home team will be Nabil Bentaleb, who found the net in the opening match of the season, but it has to be noted that the hosts will be without suspended defender Matija Nastasic in Sunday’s clash. Hertha, on the other hand, did well to beat Nurnberg in front of home fans, but you should know that the newcomers missed a penalty in the dying minutes of the match. Vedad Ibisevic is likely to lead the line for the visitors against Schalke and we believe that he is going to help the visitors grab something from the match.
Highlighted Player (Andriy Konoplyanka):
Arguably the most talented footballer to have worn the Ukraine jersey since Andriy Shevchenko, Yevhen Konoplyanka is a creative midfielder who can play on either wing as well as through the middle. The talented footballer started attracting interest from abroad soon after coming through the youth ranks at Dnipro, but he resisted temptation to join a top European club and waited for his contract to expire before signing a four-year deal with Europa League holders Sevilla.
As expected, Konplyanka quickly proved his worth at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, scoring important goals in La Liga and Europe during his debut season. Together with Andriy Yarmolenko, he has formed one of the best wing partnerships in international football, scoring 11 goals in his first 50 appearances for the national team.
After starting all three games at the Euro 2012 on home soil, Konoplyanka helped Zbirna qualify for the Euro 2016 finals, netting two times in eleven qualifiers as Ukraine defeated Slovenia in the play-offs.