Friday, 2 March 2007

3 pts SCHALKE 04 -0.5 Asian Handicap 1.05/1 ( Betfair) v Hamburg SV Bundesliga 1

Leaders S04 have only picked up a point from their last two matches. They had an injury hit line up when beaten by a late goal at home to Leverkusen last weekend - but that does not tell the story. From all reports So4 dominated the match but failed to take their chances. They still have players missing tonight. Lovenkrands remains absent, and his partnership with Kuranyi has been one of the highlights of the teams successful run. The ever impressive defender Christian Pander likewise remains on the sidelines. However, latest news from the club website indicates that Bosnian Mladen Krstajic will be back in the team along with Sören Larsen.The visitors have won their last three but remain involved in a struggle against relegation, and those who witnessed their home victory against Eintracht Frankfurt were far from impressed. Would hate to see HSV go down, but from a betting point of view the S04 represent terrific value at current odds on the exchanges and must be supported.

SO4 0 HSV 2 - 3pts