Schalke - Hertha
This is relegation-threatened Hertha s fourth game in just over a week following a COVID-19 enforced break. Coach Pal Dardai made eight changes to the starting line up last time out, nine in the game before that against Freiburg in an attempt to keep his troops fresh. However, a point per game on average from 31 games this season is dreadful for Hertha considering the capital city club s massive outlay on transfers in 2020. Schalke are relegated after a horror season which covered five different managers and much grumbling in Gelsenkirchen. They have secured just two wins in a miserable campaign, squandering a comfortable two-goal half-time lead in Hoffenheim in their last outing. Schalke have failed to win 36 of their last 38 matches. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Hertha Berlin s last 5 away games. Loanee William has suffered an ACL injury, while goalkeeper Frederik Rönnow has lost his place to Ralf Fährmann as Schalke prepare for life in Bundesliga 2. Defender Malick Thiaw is available after suspension, but Mark Uth is on the naughty step after picking up five yellows. Nassim Boujellab has ankle ligament damage, but Steven Skrzybski is nearing a return from a muscle injury. Veteran striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar is finally over a calf niggle and able to help the cause, and may partner Gonçalo Paciencia who is over a knee injury. Kilian Ludewig had a foot operation and is ruled out. Dodi Lukebakio, Marvin Plattenhardt and Eduard Löwen have all returned to training and may come into consideration. Arsenal loanee Matteo Guendouzi broke his foot and definitely won t feature again this season. Maximilian Mittelstädt suffered a bad collision against Bielefeld and is doubtful with concussion. Sami Khedira is struggling with a calf problem, while Matheus Cunha has an ankle injury from the weekend goalless draw. Rune Jarstein has tested positive for COVID-19. Alexander Schwolow will play in goal. Luca Netz is ruled out for the rest of the season after a fracturing his foot.Pick: 2
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 12.05. 18:00h