Out-of-sorts Schalke aiming to bounce back against HSV

FC Schalke 04 will be seeking to end a three-game wait for a win when they host Hamburger SV on Wednesday night (kick-off 20:00CET/19:00GMT).

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A recent dip in form has seen the Royal Blues' season stall, but results elsewhere mean they are still within reach of a qualifying berth for the UEFA Champions League next season, and beating Hamburg would help get them back on course for that, their ultimate objective for the campaign.

Watch: Frankfurt 0-0 Schalke - match highlights

HSV, meanwhile, are on a four-game unbeaten streak, but that has not yet done enough to consign any relegation fears to the closet, with more points still needed before the northern Germany side can consider themselves safe from a third consecutive finish in the bottom three.

Watch: Hamburg 1-1 Ingolstadt - match highlights


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