2019-20 German DFB-Pokal – Schalke 04 vs Hertha BSC Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Schalke vs Hertha BSC kick off? Tuesday 4th February, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Schalke vs Hertha BSC being played? VELTINS-Arena

What TV channel is Schalke vs Hertha BSC on in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Schalke vs Hertha BSC in the UK? Bet365 have the rights to some DFB-Pokal games so it is worth checking their website

Where can I get tickets for Schalke vs Hertha BSC?

Schalke - https://store.schalke04.de/tickets/schalke-04-spiele/alle-spiele/

Hertha - https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/hbsctk/en

THE TEAM NEWS

SCHALKE 04

  • Schalke are unbeaten in nine home games and have reached at least the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal in each of the last three years.
  • Coach Wagner has doubts over Kenny, Boujellab and Kutucu, who all missed Friday’s league meeting with Hertha, and Serdar, who limped off during the game.
  • January signing Todibo is still waiting for his debut having been an unused substitute three times, but Wagner is not expected to rotate much.

Predicted line-up (4-1-2-1-2): Nubel; Kenny, Kabak, Nastasic, Oczipka; Omar Mascarell, Caligiuri, McKennie, Harit; Raman, Gregoritsch

Unavailable: Sane (Injured), Stambouli (Injured), Schubert (Injured)

Doubtful: Serdar (Injured), Boujellab (Injured), Kutucu (Injured), Kenny (Illness)

HERTHA BSC

  • Hertha BSC have lost just one of their last seven matches and they are also unbeaten in their last 13 DFB Cup ties away from home.
  • Piatek could make his full debut after coming off the bench against Schalke on Friday but fellow new striker Matheus Cunha is still away on international duty.
  • Coach Klinsmann has plenty of other options for rotation, with midfielder Darida the only doubt after missing Friday’s game through illness.

Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Jarstein; Klunter, Stark, Torunarigha, Mittelstadt; Ascacibar; Lukebakio, Maier, Grujic, Dilrosun; Piatek

Unavailable: Matheus Cunha (International duty)

Doubtful: Darida (Illness)

THE PREDICTION

These two sides drew 0-0 in the Bundesliga on Friday and this is likely to be another tight contest. Schalke are unbeaten in their last nine home games, conceding just eight goals, and Hertha have improved defensively since Klinsmann took charge, so it is unlikely to be a goal-fest.

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