Schalke come into this encounter on the back of some struggling results in the Bundesliga; and the biggest reason has been their struggles on the defensive end. They have now conceded goals in each of their last 6 matches in the Bundesliga out of which they managed to draw 4, win 1 and lose 1 in that span. Coming back from the break they were beaten by a 3-1 scoreline by Leipzig last time around; and will want to reverse that form in this encounter. They will welcome back midfielder Leon Goretzka who will add some creative influence while turning to forwards Burgstaller, Di Santo, and new signing Marko Pjaca to add firepower to their scoring.
Hannover also come into this fixture with some struggling results in the Bundesliga where they have won just twice in their last 8 fixtures in the Bundesliga. The positive fact for Hannover has been that they have been able to score goals netting in 11 out of their last 12 encounters, and that along with a strong 3-2 win over Mainz last week after the winter break; will do them a world of good. Hannover will turn to 3 attackers Fullkrug, Harnik, and Bebou to On the defensive end they have conceded in 11 out of their last 12 games, conceding an average of 2 goals per game in those encounters.
Schalke and Hannover would look to push for a victory in order to boost their performances and starting progressing up the table; but their leaky defenses lead me to back both sides to find the back of the net in this encounter.
Bet : Over 2.5 Goals