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Bundesliga Betting: Hamburg vs Schalke

Bundesliga Betting: Hamburg vs Schalke

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Hamburg takes on Schalke in one of two Bundesliga games on Sunday and I fancy the visitors to take three points on the road today.

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Schalke are very much in the hunt for a Champions League spot and will look to take advantage of a weak Hamburg side today. Die Knappen are currently seventh in the table with a 8-5-4 (W-L-T) record and an even 3-3-3 mark while on the road.

William Hill has them listed at odds of 2.50 which I like against a Hamburg side that currently hold the third relegation spot and have a paltry 2-5-1 record at home this year.

It's the first league game for both teams since the month long winter break and Schalke went into it having lost only once in their past seven matches and have a a big boost with Klass Jan Huntelaar back in the lineup for the first time after spending the first half of the season injured.

Hunterlaar has scored in six consecutive games against Hamburg which is a good omen. To score again here he is offered at 2.20.

A draw pick is being offered at 3.20.

The hosts come into this match desparate for points as they look towards escaping the relegation zone. They lost three straight going into the winter break and are hoping for a quick turnaround. They can be taken at 2.80 in the 1x2 sector. They have only four wins from 17 matches this year.

With both teams averaging over 3.5 goals per game this year the O2/5 looks like a lock at 1.50 with the O3/5 at 2.37.