SCHALKE 04 VS HERTHA BSC
KICK OFF: SUNDAY 2nd sept 2018 | 18:00 CET
Bundesliga wk2 | veltins arena
Can Hertha Berlin Finally notch up a Win at Schalke after 14 Years?
The hosts got the better in both legs last season collecting six points, but the visitors may refuse to lie down this time.
Schalke have growing expectations with Champions League football this season. The loss of midfield duo Meyer (Crystal Palace) and Goretzka (FC Bayern) is a significant blow. However, Coach Domenico Tadesco still has enough strength in depth to handle the situation. Defensively Schalke are very mean, and the addition of the 6’5 Salif Sane (Hannover) bolstering the back line.
Having let go their two key midfield players, Schalke have a new midfield duo in Bentaleb and 19-year old McKennie. The combination may struggle against experienced opponents, which is why Hertha Berlin may well get something out of this encounter this time around.
Hertha Berlin has had a fantastic pre-season and strolled past Eintracht Braunschweig with ease in the DFB Cup. They will be hoping to start the league with positive results, and the first away objective is to settle the score with Schalke.
This will be a closely fought contest with the teams cancelling each other out.
Key Match Facts
- The side that led in their last five meetings went on to win with no more than two goals scored.
- Schalke has lost only one out of nine league games at home in 2018 (W6, D2).
- It’s now 14 years since Hertha Berlin won a match at Schalke.
Top Tips: Low Score Draw | Hertha Berlin to score first