Schalke vs Manchester City #UEFA Champions League #Date: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 #Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET #Venue: Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen
Schalke has a poor record in the round of 16 in the Champions League, which should repeat with a draw against Manchester City.
The citizens, despite the start of the tournament with a surprise surprise 1 to 2 against Lyon, ended up winning the group by winning 4 wins and 1 victory in the next 5.
Pep Guardiola’s men have been impressive in home games this season and are scoring goals for the moment, averaging 5.5 goals in the last 5.
This is certainly bad news for the teams heading to Etihad for the two-leg round trip. This is the main reason why citizens are favorites of bookmakers to win the Champions League this season.
Schalke reached the round of 16 for the first time since 2014/15 and could not pass this stage for the third time at that time.
Schalke is about to repeat itself, with this draw with the arrival of the Premier League at the worst moment. They struggled to achieve positive results in 2019 and have not won any of the last four Bundesliga games. Head coach Domenico Tedesco is a worried man after seeing his defender award 7 goals.
Is the group based in Gelsenkirchen ready for humiliation at home on Wednesday?
Head to head Schalke vs Manchester City
- The teams will meet for the fourth time in UEFA competitions on Wednesday.
- Their last face-to-face match took place in the group stage of the 2008 UEFA Cup, which ended with a 2-0 victory for the city.
- The latter goes back to the semifinal of the European Cup of the winners of the 1970 Cup. The citizens had the last word, after an overwhelming 5-1 victory at home after a 1-0 defeat.
Schalke vs Manchester City Prediction
If you compare the current form of both sides, Schalke cannot compete with the Sky Blues.
Domenico Tedesco’s men lack self-confidence after long weeks without winning in the Bundesliga and have trouble keeping their opponents out of the game.
Those who saw the fiery display of Schalke in the 0-0 draw at Freiburg this weekend know that it will be difficult to remain free to score City’s goal on Wednesday.
This gives a comfortable victory at home, but for bettors, there are better options, since Man City has few possibilities.
Manchester City is too focused on the attack, which can leave some holes in the back. We have already seen Lyon and Hoffenheim score goals against the Sky Blues and, therefore, our first choice for this game is bits. This automatically opens our next best advice, which is a City victory with more than 2.5 game goals.
- Schalke vs Manchester City: 1-2
Schalke vs Manchester City: Betting Odds
- Both teams scored @ Evens (2.00)
- Man City and more than 2.5 goals @ 4/5 (1.80)
|Schalke vs Manchester City||20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET||UEFA Champions League|