October 13, 2022 Sports Betting
When Schalke 04 hosts Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Friday, they will be looking to move out of the relegation spots.
The visitors, on the other hand, have lost their last three games, but a win would still allow them to move up to third place in the standings.
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Schalke 04 vs TSG Hoffenheim Tips and Prediction
Following their promotion as champions last season, Schalke had a respectable start to life back in the Bundesliga with six points from six games. However, three straight losses have since caused Schalke to slide into the relegation playoff place in the table.
The Bundesliga 2 champions are only avoiding serious trouble due to Stuttgart’s and VfL Bochum’s poor performances below them, though Schalke’s club management has demanded a improved performance.
For a team considered to be fighting against relegation, a loss of such magnitude against Leverkusen would normally be of no consequence; nevertheless, Die Werkself entered the match in the relegation zone themselves having just won once in eight matches.
However, they completely dominated Schalke, who only managed two shots throughout the entire game, as goals from Moussa Diaby and Paulinho sandwiched a Jeremie Frimpong brace during the rout. This was the first time that former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso was in charge of the BayArena home team.
Frank Kramer, the team’s head coach, is undoubtedly under pressure to turn around his team’s performances and results swiftly or else he risked losing his job as his team’s immediate relegation to Germany’s second division grew closer.
In contrast, Hoffenheim lost to Werder Bremen 2-1 at home on Friday night, with the visitors’ 87th-minute penalty kick stealing the victory for them.
Despite the fact that Die Kraichgauer have not won for over a month, there is no reason to panic, especially as Werder Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka was in outstanding form to stop them on numerous times.
However, a fourth straight loss against Schalke, a team that is severely ailing, on Friday would start to raise red flags.
We anticipate Hoffenheim to beat Schalke away on Friday, with a loss possibly bringing an end to Kramer’s tenure as coach in Gelsenkirchen.
Depending on other teams’ weekend results, Schalke might tumble to the bottom of the Bundesliga with a fourth straight loss, and recent performances have just not been good enough.