MATCH PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS
Hannover host Schalke in the second round of the German Bundesliga both sides keen to maintain their perfect start of the new campaign.
The hosts would be buoyed by their 1-0 away win over Mainz in the opening day of the Bundesliga to mark their return to German topflight football with a vital win.
The hosts have been in incredible form managing three wins from their last four matches that included their 6-2 demolition of Bonner SC while they have managed one draw in the other match.
Breitenreiter charges who currently lie fifth in the Bundesliga chart would be counting on young German forward Fullkrug to fire them past their visitors in front of their ever vibrant home supporters.
Schalke travel to face Bundesliga new comers Hannover hoping to maintain their one hundred percent record this season after dismissing visitors Leipzig 2-0 in their opening Bundesliga match.
The visitors currently lie third in the German top division standings with three points but with a superior goal difference compared to their hosts.
The travelers have been in ruthless form coming into the match managing four in their last four matches while managing one draw and their manager would be expecting more of the same coming into this match.
Brazilian striker Franco di Santo would spearhead Schalke’s attack in their bid to bag three wins in a row.
Schalke has won three of the last five matches between the two sides while the hosts have managed to win two of the other matches.
Hannover probable line-up- Tschauner, Felipe, Anton, Hubner, Korb, Bakalorz, Klaus, Sane, Schwelger, Benschop, Harnik
Schalke probable line-up- Fahrmann, Kehrer, Nastasic, Naldo, Oczpika, Bentaleb, Meyer, Konoplyanka, Caligiuri, Harit, Di Santo
|Last matches: HANNOVER|
|19.08.17||BUN||1. FSV Mainz 05||Hannover||0 : 1|
|13.08.17||POK||Bonner||Hannover||2 : 6|
|02.08.17||CF||Egestorf-Langreder||Hannover||1 : 4|
|30.07.17||CF||Hannover||Udinese||1 : 1|
|27.07.17||CF||Kayserispor||Hannover||4 : 2|
SCHALKE Last 5 matches
|Last matches: SCHALKE|
|19.08.17||BUN||Schalke||RB Leipzig||2 : 0|
|14.08.17||POK||BFC Dynamo||Schalke||0 : 2|
|05.08.17||CF||Crystal Palace||Schalke||1 : 1|
|30.07.17||CF||Schalke||Eibar||1 : 0|
|26.07.17||CF||Schalke||Neftci Baku||1 : 0|
Head to Head
|Head-to-head matches: HANNOVER – SCHALKE|
|23.03.17||CF||Hannover||Schalke||3 : 1|
|30.04.16||BUN||Hannover||Schalke||1 : 3|
|04.12.15||BUN||Schalke||Hannover||3 : 1|
|31.01.15||BUN||Schalke||Hannover||1 : 0|
|23.08.14||BUN||Hannover||Schalke||2 : 1|