Manchester City and Schalke will meet on Tuesday for the second leg of their 1/8 final clash in the Champions League. The English side are still battling on all fronts and will try to win the unprecedented quadruple (the league, both domestic cups and the Champions League). Schalke need a victory with two goal margin and given their troubled season in Germany, they might decide to give their best on the domestic front and avoid relegation as they sit just four points above the drop zone.
Manchester City vs Schalke Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last H2H game||Last H2H games||Last H2H games home/away|
|Manchester City||Win||2 W/ 0 D/ 0 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
|Schalke||Loss||0 W/ 0 D/ 2 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
Last game between the teams: 20.02.2019 Schalke – Manchester City 2:3; Nabil Bentaleb 38′ (penalty), 45′ (penalty); Sergio Aguero 18′, Leroy Sane 85′, Raheem Sterling 90′; Nicolas Otamendi from the visitors was sent off for two yellow cards in the 68′
Last game at this venue: The two sides have never met on English soil.
Worth mentioning: In the first meeting three weeks ago, Manchester City managed to steal the victory from Schalke’s grasps with two goals in the last five minutes. Controversy was not missing, as in the first half Schalke were awarded two penalties after the use of VAR and Nicolas Otamendi was dismissed in the second half. Despite being down to ten men City turned the game around, with Leroy Sane hitting the back of the net of his boyhood club.
Manchester City vs Schalke Stats
|As of 11.03||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Manchester City||Win||8 W/ 1 D/ 1 L||5 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
|Schalke||Loss||2 W/ 2 D/ 6 L||1 W/ 1 D/ 3 L|
Last game Manchester City: 09.03.2019 Manchester City – Watford 3:1; Raheem Sterling 46′, 50′, 59′; Gerard Deulofeu 66′
Last game Schalke: 08.03.2019 Werder Bremen – Schalke 4:2; Milot Rashica 31′, 73′, Max Kruse 51′ (penalty), Martin Harnik 90′; Breel Embolo 26′, 85′
Top performers Manchester City: Sergio Aguero 18 goals 6 assists, Raheem Sterling 15 goals 9 assists, Leroy Sane 8 goals 9 assists.
Top performers Schalke: Daniel Caliguri 4 goals 2 assists, Breel Embolo 4 goals, Steven Skrybski 3 goals 1 assist.
|Last 10 games||GF : GA||Over 2,5 goals||Goal / Goal||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Manchester City are unbeaten in their last nine outings across all competitions, with the only result different than a victory being the scoreless draw in the EFL Cup final against Chelsea, which City later won on penalties. Their home record also stretches to nine consecutive victories, with Manchester’s defense not letting more than a goal in any of these encounters.
Schalke are without a win in their last six matches and what is worse, they conceded three or more goals in all but one of those encounters. All of their last five away games featured over 2,5 goals, while four witnessed goals at both ends.
Manchester City vs Schalke News
Missing players Manchester City: Claudio Bravo, Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones will miss out injured. Nicolas Otamendi and Fernandinho are suspended.
Missing players Schalke: Alessandro Schopf.
Manchester City vs Schalke Predictions
Manchester City to win – 2 handicap – 2.00 @ bet365