Hertha BSC hosts Schalke 04
Hertha BSC hosts Schalke 04 in the capital Berlin in a first game from the 20th round of the Bundesliga. This means that we are going to examine this match during our football forecast for the day.
Hertha managed to stabilize their performance since the arrival of the new manager Jurgen Klinsmann and it’s obvious from their results lately. The Old Lady suffered only one defeat in the last five matches – against the champion Bayern Munich, which is much better than their usual performance before the arrival of Klinsmann.
Because of their improved form, Hertha are now 13th in the standings with 22 points. It doesn’t look much impressive, we know, but the club was in a much worse situation two months ago.
Last week the Old Lady achieved a great win during the visit to Wolfsburg. All of the goals in the game were scored in the second half. Wolfsburg opened the score with a goal from Mehmedi in the 68th minute, but in the remaining minutes Hertha secured the win with goals from Torunarigha and Lukebakio.
Schalke 04 are also a team which improved under the guidance of a new manager. Right now the Royal Blues are 6th in the table with 33 points, just 3 points behind Borussia Dortmund and the Champions League zone. This is a good work from the manager David Wagner, who stabilized Schalke after a disastrious last season in the Bundesliga.
Against Hertha Schalke 04 will try to answer to what happened in the previous round of the league. Schalke suffered their 4th loss for the season when they paid a visit to the champion Bayern Munich. The game didn’t end well for the Royal Blues who went home with a massive 0-5 defeat.
In this football forecast we believe that for both teams Hertha BSC and Schalke 04 it won’t be an easy game in the capital. Who’s got the upper hand here? It’s really difficult to say, but according to the standings – it must be Schalke.