Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(42) 22 Goals 36 (56)
(36) 23 Assists 34 (47)
(6.8) 7 Average Ratings 7.2 (6.8)
26.5 Average Age 26.5
184.7 Average Height (cm) 184.5
(0.9) 0.9 Shots pg 1.3 (1.2)
(49%) 53% Aerial Duel Success 52% (51%)
(0.9) 0.8 Dribbles pg 1 (1.1)
(2) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.6 (2.3)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Christian Nørgaard Out N/A
Petr Jiracek Out 6.46
Slobodan Rajkovic Out 6.89
Jacopo Sala Out 6.43
Rafael van der Vaart Out 7.18
Heung-Min Son Out 7.02
Player Reason Status Rating
Marco Höger Out 6.83
Ibrahim Afellay Out 7.18
Christoph Moritz Out 6.26

Team News

  • Jeffrey Bruma is an option to replace Michael Mancienne at centre-back, but the Englishman will most likely keep his spot for now.
  • With Rafael van der Vaart injured, Tolgay Arslan will switch to the position in central attacking midfield, allowing Tomás Rincón or Per Skjelbred to fill in for him alongside Milan Badelj.
  • Heung-Min Son is out as well and will be replaced by Maximilian Beister, with Marcell Jansen filling in on the left wing.
  • Artjoms Rudnevs will probably start instead of Marcus Berg.
  • Kyriakos Papadopoulos returns from suspension and will most likely start alongside Benedikt Höwedes at centre-back.
  • Julian Draxler and Tranquillo Barnetta compete for the spot on the left wing, with Ibrahim Afellay out injured.
  • Otherwise, manager Stevens will most likely field an unchanged team again.

Prediction

  • Hamburg have been in poor form lately. They have been solid in defence most of the time, but they have been seriously lacking on the attack recently and it will be interesting to see how they will deal with the absence of talisman Rafael van der Vaart and top scorer Heung-Min Son.
  • Schalke have struggled a bit in the last few games as well and several players need to improve their form again. An away win at Hamburg would be a nice result to regain confidence.
  • Expect this to be a close game, as long as Hamburg improve defensively, though Schalke should still be slight favourites.
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