Hamburg vs Schalke Betting Tips

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      Tip Reasoning

      Hamburg ended last season in the relegation playoff position having picked up just 35 points in the entire season.

      This season, they have already amassed ten points from their opening six games, so they are well on their way to making a dramatic improvement on last season.

      Their last points came on Tuesday evening when they visited the newly promoted Ingolstadt, coming away with a 1-0 victory to extend their unbeaten streak in the league to three matches.

      In fact, apart from their opening day defeat at Bayern Munich, Hamburg have only lost once all season, a 2-1 loss away to Cologne.

      This is looking like a difficult trip for the in form Schalke, but they will be hoping that the greater quality of their squad can push them towards a win on Saturday.

      Schalke have only lost once in the Bundesliga this season, a 3-0 loss at Wolfsburg at the end of August. Apart from this, they have won six of their eight competitive games this season, with their only other blip being a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Darmstadt.

      This haul of 13 points from a possible 18 puts them in 3rd position, with only the perfect record of Bayern Munich and the unbeaten Borussia Dortmund sitting above them.

      Schalke will be hoping that they can make a good push for the Champions League this season, although the loss of Julian Draxler on transfer deadline day could yet prove to be vital in their attempts.

      Despite their disappointing campaign last year, Hamburg did manage to beat Schalke 2-0 in the corresponding fixture. Before this, Schalke had won two, drawn two, and lost once more in their previous six meetings.

      Hamburg have only failed to score twice this season, and one of those was away to Bayern Munich. Schalke have also hit the back of the net regularly, with only a 3-0 loss to Wolfsburg seeing them come up empty handed. This makes odds of 4/6 for Both Teams to Score look like really good value to me.

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