Soccer News – Hannover 96-Schalke 04
Hannover 96 hosts Schalke 04 in a match from the 27th round of the German Bundesliga. Let’s take a look at this fixture on Sunday afternoon.
Right now Hannover 96 are not in the best situation possible. They are 17th in the standings with 14 points won so far, being on 6 points behind the 16th Stuttgart and the relegation playoff zone. Hannover are running out of time. If they want to keep their chances of survival alive, they must start winning as much points as possible.
In their last five games Hannover are doing exactly the opposite, conceding five consecutive defeats. In their last match Thomas Doll’s boys visited Augsburg, but suffered a 1-3 defeat. Hendrik Weydandt opened the score for the visitors, but Augsburg turned the game around with goals from Cordova, Schmid and Hahn.
It’s a good question to ask, if Hannover 96 have not already given up? The way they perform in this critical phase of the season is telling us that the club have some serious obstacles in its road to eventual survival.
Schalke 04 are not having their best season either. Right now the Royal Blues are 15th in the standings with 23 points, being just 3 points ahead of the 16th Stuttgart. The team’s new manager Huub Stevens is looking for his first win as a Schalke manager since he replaced the sacked Domenico Tedesco. This game is a pretty good chance for Stevens to achieve it. Schalke are in a danger now and every win they can get is going to be absolutely crucial for them.
In their last match the Royal Blues suffered a 0-1 loss at home against RB Leipzig, which was their 15th defeat for the season.
That’s what we had to say about the Bundesliga fixture between Hannover 96 and Schalke 04 on Sunday.