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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(56) 33 Goals 37 (59)
(47) 28 Assists 27 (39)
(6.8) 7.1 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
30.1 Average Age 31.8
184.5 Average Height (cm) 181.9
(1.2) 1 Shots pg 0.8 (0.7)
(51%) 54% Aerial Duel Success 45% (47%)
(1.1) 1 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.6)
(1.9) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Kyriakos Papadopoulos Out 7.51
Christoph Moritz Out 6.26
Ibrahim Afellay Out 7.18
Jermaine Jones Out 7.2
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Out 6.86
Lewis Holtby Doubtful 7.31
Player Reason Status Rating
Felipe Out 6.48
Leon Andreasen Out 6.8
Lars Stindl Out 7.07
Christian Schulz Out 6.79
Steven Cherundolo Out 6.86
Didier Ya Konan Out 6.89

Team News

  • With Kyriakos Papadopoulos still injured, Joel Matip will start at centre-back.
  • Julian Draxler and Tranquillo Barnetta compete for the spot on the left wing, with Ibrahim Afellay out injured.
  • Lewis Holtby, who signed a pre-contract agreement with Spurs this month, is doubtful with a minor injury. New signing Raffael will probably start on the bench.
  • Ciprian Marica will replace the injured Klaas-Jan Huntelaar up front.
  • Konstantin Rausch and Christian Pander compete for the spot at left-back.
  • New signing Johan Djourou could replace Karim Haggui at centre-back.
  • With Lars Stindl still injured, Jan Schlaudraff could get another chance on the right wing.
  • Didier Ya Konan is at the AFCON and won't be available in January. Artur Sobiech and Mohammed Abdellaoue compete for his spot up front.


  • Schalke were in very poor form before the winter break and manager Stevens was sacked as a result. Interim manager Keller has had a lot of work to do, but it remains to be seen how quickly he can turn things around.
  • Hannover had a mixed first half to their season, but after the contract extension with manager Slomka and some sensible winter transfers, they have a good foundation for a successful second half.
  • Expect this to be a close game; both teams were out of form in December.
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