Hertha Berlin vs Schalke 04 Prediction and Betting Preview, 31 Jan 2020

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Hertha Berlin vs Schalke 04Hertha Berlin vs Schalke 04 Prediction and Preview for Friday's Bundesliga fixture. Schalke 04 seem to have returned back to their best form following a meagre 2018/2019 season that saw them finish as low as 14th on the Bundesliga standings. With the players stepping up this term, the Royal Blues have flourished so far.
Match status: 2019-20 Bundesliga - Matchweek 20
Venue: Olympiastadion (Berlin)
Sitting comfortably in sixth on the standings, just three points adrift of fourth-place Borussia Dortmund, there is no reason David Wagner’s side cannot finish in the top-four this season. Though a herculean task, count on Schalke to give the Borussia brothers a run for their money.

Trying to describe Hertha Berlin’s performances this season in one word – DECENT. The Old Lady have not put a single foot wrong all season and are currently spotting a 13th-place on the standings, no less than the media expected prior to the start of the campaign.

With Schalke 04 travelling to the Olympiastadion to tackle Hertha Berlin on Friday evening, expect a one-sided affair in the country capital, with the visiting contingent racing to a comfortable victory.

Hertha Berlin vs Schalke 04 Team News

Hertha Berlin were expected to pull off a positive result against Wolfsburg last time out in the Bundesliga even at the Volkswagen Arena and duly delivered. Having been pegged back by an early Wolfsburg strike, the visitors were forced to muster a comeback.

Soon after going behind, Jurgen Klinnsman’s side found a route back into the game by netting their equalizer. As the clock wound down into extra time, Lukebakio turned savior for the visiting contingent, with his late winner sending the travelling supporters into raptures.

Having notched up their sixth win of the season, Hertha Berlin are slowly but surely successfully distancing themselves from relegation rumble, leapfrogging FC Koln into 13th place on the log. They are now five points clear of relegation-threatened Werder Bremen, who are currently spotting a 16th place on the standings.

The Old Lady’s form in front of the home crowd have been disappointing, having managed just a single win at the Olympiastadion since early October.

Schalke 04, on the other hand, had been on an imperious form before seeing their unbeaten Bundesliga run come to an abrupt end at the hands of reigning champions Bayern Munich. The Bavarians showed no mercy at Schalke, firing five unanswered goals past the home side.

It was one-route football all through the ninety minutes at the Veltins Arena as the visitors left the Royal Blues pegged back in their own half for majority of the game. The club’s supporters can have no complaints about the heavy defeat given the stature of the opponent in question.

However, David Wagner’s side have a shot at redemption this weekend with a game against lowly Hertha Berlin on the cards. The visitors have been pretty decent on their travels over their last nine outings with a record of four wins, two draws and three defeats.

With a view of finishing in the Champions League places at the end of the season, the Royal Blues will be desperate for all three points this Friday, to pile on the pressure on the likes of Leverkusen and Dortmund right above them.

Injured or Suspended Players:

Hertha Berlin: Salomon Kalou.

Schalke 04: Benjamin Stambouli, Salif Sané.

Pre-Match Odds:

Hertha Berlin - 2.85
Draw - 3.30
Schalke 04 - 2.72

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Hertha Berlin vs Schalke 04 Predictions

Despite having the away handicap to deal with, Schalke 04 have to considered favorites to come away with the win in this fixture. They will be looking to put their Bayern woes behind them with victory over this struggling Hertha Berlin side.

Expect the visiting contingent to edge this one out very comfortably, grabbing a couple of goals in the process.
Main Match Predictions:
Away Over 1.5 @ 2.40
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Correct Score:
Hertha Berlin 1-2 Schalke 04 @ 9.70
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