Manchester City vs Schalke Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
A true spectacle awaits the fans this Tuesday as Manchester City host Schalke at the Etihad Stadium in the second leg of the knock-out phase. Two teams known for their attack-oriented style will face off and provide the viewers with plenty of entertainment and betting options.
Manchester City completed their Group F campaign at the top of the table. They won thirteen points from four wins, a draw, and a loss. Manchester City are in the knockout stages for the sixth year in a row and have won two of their previous three round of 16 ties. In the season of 2017/18, they went to the quarter-finals and were defeated by Liverpool. Citizens’ best UEFA Champions League result came in 2015/16 when they reached the semi-finals. It is worth noting that The Citizens have won their last four home games against Bundesliga visitors.
Schalke secured their spot in the round of 16 by finishing second in Group D with eleven points from three wins, two draws, and a single loss. They are in the last 16 round for the first time since 2014/15, when they lost to Real Madrid. The German club is without a win in their last five games against English clubs. Their most recent triumph against an English opposition was a 2-0 victory against Arsenal in 2012.
The two clubs have faced each other twice, once in the Europa League in 2008, and the second time a few weeks ago when Manchester City triumphed by the score of 2-3. Aguero opened the goal-scoring sheet in the eighteenth minute of the match and Bentaleb equalized and then took Schalke up front with two goals before the half-time mark. In the closing minutes of the match, Sane and Sterling scored a goal each and with them, secured the precious win for their club.
Manchester City have some missing players for rematch with Schalke. Nicolás Otamendi and Fernandinho are suspended and they can't play on Tuesday night. Claudio Bravo, Vincent Kompany, John Stones, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Agüero are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and they are ready for this important game.
On the other side Schalke don't have many missing players for second leg game against Citizens. Alessandro Schöpf and Daniel Caligiuri are injured and they will not play in Manchester. Omar Mascarell is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play.
Possible starting lineups
Manchester City: Ederson; Zinchenko, Laporte, Kompany, Walker; Silva, Gundogan, Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Sane
Schalke: Fahrmann; Stambouli, Sane, Nastasic; McKennie, Serdar, Bentaleb, Mendyl; Embolo, Skrzybski; Burgstaller
Manchester City vs Schalke Prediction
Very good football game to place our bet and win some cash on Tuesday night with Champions League game. Match Man City vs Schalke brings us very good betting opportunities and you shouldn't miss to bet on. Both sides will play aggressive from the first minute and this game is going to be a true football battle. City have an advantage from the first leg, but they have to play very cautious. Schalke like to play strong and aggressive and for sure will try to score from the first minute. They have nothing to lose, they must score and all players know that. Man City have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 matches and will try to score from the first minute. We will enjoy in a good game of football, and for sure have a chance to win some money.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Manchester City vs Schalke Prediction: City to win. We expect from the Citizens to finish this game without conceding and our second betting pick for the match is Man City to win to nil. Maybe correct score will be 2-0. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.