Date: 12th May 2021
Time: 9:30 PM (IST)
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Schalke will welcome Hertha Berlin at the Veltins-Arena in the Bundesliga on Wednesday. While Schalke's relegation from Germany's top tier has already been confirmed after they have managed just 13 points from 31 matches and are at the bottom of the table, Hertha Berlin have a bigger motive to play for as they are battling against relegation. A win here will be a huge boost to their cause as it will take them three points clear of the other candidates. As of now, Berlin have 31 points from 31 matches and are placed 14th.
For Schalke, Matija Nastasic has been ruled out of this match owing to an calf-injury. Meanwhile, Nassim Boujellab and Hamza Mendyl are also out with injuries in addition to Omar Mascarell and William nursing injuries.
As far as Hertha Berlin are concerned, both Luca Netz and Matteo Guendouzi won't feature in the match. Rune Jarstein and Marvin Plattenhardt will also not be available for selection as they are under quarantine. Sami Khedira and Dodi Lukebakio are others who are unfit.
Given how Schalke have performed so far in the league this season, it is unlikely that they will find a way to win to get a win against Hertha Berlin. Neither have Schalke's defense been upto the mark nor their attacking play which has been the reason behind their poor run in this campaign. Thus, there is little doubt that Hertha Berlin will be the clear favourites to win the match and add three crucial points to their tally.
Probable Starting XI:
Schalke: Ralf Fahrmann, Timo Becker, Shkodran Mustafi, Malick Thiaw, Alessandro Schopf, Can Bozdogan, Sead Kolasinac, Kerim Calhanoglu, Amine Harit, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Benito Raman
Hertha Berlin: Alexander Schwolow, Lukas Klunter, Niklas Stark, Marton Dardai, Peter Pekarik, Santiago Ascacibar, Lucas Tousart, Deyovasio Zeefuik, Nemanja Radonjic, Jhon Cordoba, Krzysztof Piatek
Goalkeepers: Alexander Schwolow, Ralf Fahrmann
Defenders: Timo Becker, Peter Pekarik, Niklas Stark, Sead Kolasinac
Midfielders: Benito Raman, Lucas Tousart, Amine Harit, Santiago Ascacibar
Forwards: Krzysztof Piatek, Nemanja Radonjic, Klaas-Jan Huntelaa, Mark Uth
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