Goal Betting returns just in time for the midweek Bundesliga clashes. The first match we take a look at is Tuesday's game between Schalke and HamburgDespite being on the road Schalke was always coming into this game as favourites. With Hamburg's leader in Rafael van der Vaart now out of the tilt, the task for taking full points on the road just got a little lighter for the northwestern German side.
The Dutch international tore a muscle in last Friday's match against Dusseldorf and his loss in midfield will be a big blow to a team short on offense as it is. He was tied for 9th in the Bundesliga with 4 assists. But it is not the only major absence for th squad in this match as leading goal-scorer, Son Heung-Min is also out of the match. With his 6 goals on the campaign so far sits tied for 7th in the league. That is also 50% of Hamburg's total goal output which will be hard to replace.
The team is going to have dig down deep to replace their two biggest offensive contributors and will ask big things from Latvian forward Artjoms Rudnevs (3 goals) to provide the boost.
Unfortunately this is a team that has averaged less than a goal per match (12 GF in 13 games) and they are going to be very hard pressed against a strong Schalke side. The team has only one win in their four games in November with their last match coming on the road against the aforementioned Dusseldorf ending in a 2-0 loss. They have 3 wins and 2 losses at home and if you like an upset here you can have Hamburg at 4.20 in the outright market.
The draw result is being listed at 3.65 over at Uwin.com and if Hamburg switch to a more conservative style to at least garner a point, the tie could bear fruit.
But the scenario that bookies envision is the away victory, which at the moment is at 1.83. The boys in blue are currently in a tight 3-way tie for fourth spot in the table with 24 points having produced a record of 7-3-3. A win here would temporarily see them move into 2nd, ahead of arch-rivals Dortmund.
They have been stellar on the road this year generating five wins and a pair of draws from nine matches in all competitions (Bundesliga, German Cup, UEFA Champion's League). In those 20 games, Schalke have only been shut out twice so expect the visitors to score, but not the home side. So take a look at the both teams not to score bet at 2.03.
To compliment that bet I do like Schalke to shutout the hosts and the odds for that to happen are 2.56.
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