Schalke vs Manchester City Preview, Tips and Odds

Schalke will welcome Manchester City to Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen on Wednesday for their 1st leg of 1/8 finals of the Champions League. City are seen by many as this year’s favorites in competition and on paper they should not find it extremely hard to gain an advantage before going back to England for the second leg. Schalke have already lost at home against Manchester City in an European game and do not be surprised if history repeat itself again in a couple of days.

Schalke vs Manchester City Head to Head

Head to HeadLast H2H gameLast H2H gamesLast games home/away
SchalkeLoss0 W/ 0 D/ 1 L0 W/ 0 D/ 1 L
Manchester CityWin1 W/ 0 D/ 0 L1 W/ 0 D/ 0 L

Last game between the teams: 27.11.2008 Schalke – Manchester City 0:2; Benjamin Mwaruwari 32’, Stephen Ireland 66’
Last game at this venue 27.11.2008 Schalke – Manchester City 0:2; Benjamin Mwaruwari 32’, Stephen Ireland 66’

Worth mentioning: The teams have met just once in this century and it was back in 2008, when the clubs were drawn in the same group of the Europa League and the Citizens came on top, winning 2:0.

Schalke vs Manchester City Stats

As of 18.02Last gameLast 10 gamesLast 5 games home/away
SchalkeDraw3 W/ 4 D/ 3 L2 W/ 2 D/ 1 L
Manchester CityWin9 W/ 0 D/ 1 L4 W/ 0 D/ 1 L

Last game Schalke: 16.02.2019 Schalke – Freiburg 0:0; Suat Serdar from the hosts was sent off with straight red card in the 42’
Last game Manchester City: 16.02.2019 Newport Co – Manchester City 1:4; Padraig Amond 88’; Leroy Sane 51’, Phil Foden 75’, 89’, Riyad Mahrez 90’
Top performers Schalke: Daniel Caligiuri 4 goals 2 assists, Steven Skrzybski 3 goals 1 assist, Nabil Bentaleb 3 goals.
Top performers Manchester City: Sergio Aguero 17 goals 6 assists, Raheem Sterling 12 goals 8 assists, Leroy Sane 8 goals 9 assists.

Last 10 gamesGoals scored:concededOver 2,5 goalsGoal / GoalClean sheets
Manchester City37:4837

Worth mentioning: Three of the last five home games for Schalke featured over 2,5 goals and saw both teams scoring. Schalke did not score in their last BundesLiga game as they were held to a goalless draw by Freiburg at home and that was only the second of the last sixteen fixtures when the Blues were kept at bay. The other one was also at home against Borussia Monchengladbach in the beginning of February. Manchester City conceded two goals in one game just once in 2019 and it happened in the team’s only loss for that period. As you can see in the table above, City are scoring goals for fun, averaging 3,6 per game in the last ten outings, while their defense have been solid since the beginning of the year and average just 0.4 goals conceded in the 10 recent games, while keeping an impressive seven clean sheets.

Schalke vs Manchester City News

Missing players Schalke: Benjamin Stambouli, Alessandro Schopf, Omar Mascarell, Breel Embolo.
Missing players Manchester City: Eliaquim Mangala, Vincent Kompany, Claudio Bravo.

Schalke vs Manchester City Predictions

Manchester City to win -1 handicap – 1.72 @ bet365

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