Hertha v Schalke: Bundesliga Match-day 11
The Olympiastadion sees Sunday action as Hertha take on Schalke – 5:30pm GMT.
Schalke currently sit in seventeenth place as they travel to fifteenth placed Hertha.
With the Bundesliga season well into its stride, Hertha have managed to gain eight points
It was three points secured for Hertha in their last fixture, beating RB Leipzig 3-2 at Red Bull Arena.
Also, with four draws in five fixtures, Hertha need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. With a fifteenth position in the league and 1 wins, 4 losses and 5 draws, they currently have eight points in the League having won one game, drawn five meetings, and lost four games.
Playing at home, Hertha have drawn four matches and lost one game.
Hertha will have secured 11 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Hertha are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Sandro Schwarz is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without five of his key players.
Matthias Kreutzer’s Schalke, away to Hertha on Sunday, hoping to improve relegation prospects
Only a positive result will be acceptable for Matthias Kreutzer’s men, following their recent home defeat at the hands of Hoffenheim in their last match.
Also, Schalke have a huge task to over-turn their rivals in this fixture, having already lost four matches this season. They currently stand seventeenth in the League, with six points for a total of 1 wins, 6 losses and 3 draws having won one game, drawn three games, and lost six matches.
Schalke have drawn two meetings and lost three meetings of their five League matches away from home this season.
A victory for Schalke would put them on 9 points.
Injury and illness have depleted Matthias Kreutzer’s Schalke and they will likely be missing four key personnel for Sunday’s match.
Hertha v Schalke – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Schalke with a greater number of wins. In the last 45 meetings, they have enjoyed 24 wins, to Hertha’s 12 victories. Additionally, Matthias Kreutzer’s side are now un-beaten in two matches against Hertha. The last time they played each other in this competition was May 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-2 away win for The Royal Blues.
For Hertha, Dodi Lukebakio is a top performing player who has scoredfive goals in 10 League games this campaign, while Marius Bulter, one of their best scorers, has nettedthree goals in 10 League fixtures this season for Schalke.
Other players of note for Hertha are Suat Serdar and Marco Richter with three goals and two goals respectively and for Schalke are Marius Bulter and Simon Terodde with three goals both.