Our match prediction:
Schalke 04 will host the 17th round of the Bundesliga in the Veltins-Arena stadium in Gelsenkirchen against Hoffenheim. Schalke 04 is currently placed 8th on the table having 24 points out of 16 games, despite a good streak in the league Schalke 04 won't compete for the title this season. In order to qualify for the Champions League Schalke 04 will have to end top 4; Wolfsburg is currently placed 4th with 26 points which is in hand reach. Hoffenheim on the other hand is in the relegation zone and will have to set all sails in order to stay in the Bundesliga. Schalke 04 surprisingly lost their last game against Augsburg and will be motivated to revenge against Hoffenheim. We predict Schalke 04 to beat Hoffenheim 2-0. The Schalke 04 squad is stronger and won't disappoint their loyal fans.
Highlighted Team (Schalke 04):
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.