Our match prediction:
Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena will host Saturday’s game between Hoffenheim and Schalke. Despite suffering a loss to rock-bottom Hannover at the weekend, die Kraichgauer managed to secure yet another top flight survival, meaning that they have little to play for on the last day of the season. Die Knappen are eyeing a place in the Europa League and a win over Hoffenheim could see them finish the season in top six. Schalke recorded a 3-1 win over Hannover in their last away game in Bundesliga and considering that Andre Breitenreiter’s men missed a number of clear-cut chances to score in a 1-1 draw with Augsburg at the weekend, we predict that the visitors will pick up all three points from Saturday’s football match against die Kraichgauer. Wehen the two sides met at Veltins-Arena in the reverse fixture Schalke recorded a 1-0 win over Hoffenheim and, taking everything into account, away win appears on the cards.
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.