Schalke 04 vs. Hannover 96 Preview: Royal Blues Sport Royal Form

Updated: February 4, 2014
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Online betting top pick, Schalke 04 is keen on getting three (3) more points as they strive to keep their firm grip in the Bundesliga’s elite.


Match Date: 09 February 2014 (local time)
Venue: Veltins Arena

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Schalke 04

The Royal Blues is certainly in its royal form as they edged past Wolfsburg in a thrilling 2-1 victory. The win catapulted the club to the 4th spot of Germany’s top-flight league and a possible slot in the Champions League qualifier next season.


Schalke exemplified the club, which has truly went back to its winning ways. After fears of being relegated and weakened by injuries, the squad has successfully returned to the league’s elite group.


Giving them even more confidence is the great comeback of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Julian Draxler’s longer stay in the Veltins Arena. The latter has been linked to a move to Emirates Stadium. But Horst Heldt readily denied allegations of such transfer.

Hannover 96

Hannover’s striking duo, Artjoms Rudnevs and Mame Biram Diouf did an impressive performance when they destroyed Borussia Mionchengladbach. The great tandem went away with a 3-1 victory and kept the club safe in the 10th spot of the league.


Hannover’s present form is worthy of recognition. The squad has managed to run away with three (3) victories, a draw and two (2) losses during their last six (6) matches. Its most recent win is enough to boost their confidence when they visit the Veltins Arena and try to score another three (3) points.


The club, however, should be wary of their opponent’s strong form. Currently, their last four (4) home battles have been successful. Needless to say, they will use such strength to heavily influence the match and turn the odds into their favor.

Prediction: Schalke 04

It is a bit impossible to stop Schalke as of the moment. The club has carefully adjusted to their previous injury issues and now that its key players are back, it will be difficult to keep them at bay.



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