Manchester City – Schalke 04 Betting Tip (12.03.2019)
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Champions League game between Manchester City and Schalke 04. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
Manchester City vs Schalke 04 | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
City was routine in Germany in some ways. Despite the fact that they had one player fewer on the field, and that they trailed for most of the time, it never seemed that they appeared anxious or nervous. And even when Sky-Blues turned the game upside down in the final moments, there weren’t any emotional outbursts, as if that was something totally expected from them. They have to close the deal at Etihad without too much energy spent, and if anyone knows that, it is Guardiola.
Match Preview Manchester City vs Schalke 04
Watford wasn’t too big of a deal for the hosts at Etihad Stadium. A 3:1 win for Guardiola’s team was just doing the business, nothing more than that. The Miners meanwhile, suffered another defeat, now against Werder on the road, 4:2. And if they perform like that in Machester on Tuesday night, they might experience a huge catastrophe. Because in the matches like the Champions League, everyone will have a motive to shine, which is not to complicated against Schalke these days.
Form Manchester City
Nine straight wins for the Citizens at the moment, in five of them without a goal conceded. After three matches in which we saw one or none goals, the latest was more in their usual style, efficient and rampant. Except for a win against West Ham 1:0, four other matches in previous five at Etihad saw over 3.5 goals. In fact, that was the only one since the start of November last year without three or more goals at home. We don’t need to say that they only lost two games since the season started at home, including all the competitions.
Form Schalke 04
Things are not looking very good for the Miners who have 6 straight games without a win, and five of them are losses. This team is just four points above the relegation zone in the Bundesliga, and we are pretty sure that they aren’t too eager about playing this event against City. Multiple reasons are for that. They might be humiliated; they lose energy needed for the relegation battle, the changing of the plan and routine, etc. But that will soon be over, that is certain. Schalke, although losing, is not playing boring matches, because the spectators always see many goals. Eight of ten they played since the mid-January went above 2.5 goals, and six over 3.5 scores.
Manchester City vs Schalke 04 | Latest Team News
Aymeric Laport is ready to play, while Josh Stones and Kevin De Bryne will probably skip this event. Guardiola has no reason to risk the health of these two guys. Fernandinho is injured but also suspended, while Otamendi has a red card from Germany to serve. Daniel Caligiuri received a knock against Werder, while Alessandro Schopf was injured a long time ago.
Head to Head Manchester City vs Schalke 04
Back in 1970, the two sides met in the semifinals of the Cup Winners’ Cup, and the English team had more success. They lost the first one in Germany, 1:0, but destroyed the Miners in England, 5:1. Also, they met once more in the group stage of the Europa League in 2008, and City won 0:2 at Veltins Arena.
Manchester City vs Schalke 04 | Odds and Predictions
Odds on Man City’s win are minimal, 1.16. A draw is set at 7.50, and if by any chance Schalke records a triumph and you bet on it, then the stake you’ve made will be multiplied 13 times.
Expert Betting Tip
We expect a convincing win of the hosts, who might do it without a goal conceded. When looking at the pattern in their matches, it is often seen that they keep opponents like Schalke, who are not very gifted upfront without a goal scored. Meanwhile, they will score a lot themselves. So combining their massive win in any form is good. With an Asian handicap -1.5 goals, or -2.5 goals, whatever do you like. Also, City to net over 1.5 goals int he first halftime is our best choice here, because of solid odds it offers. For braver ones, go with over 2.5 in the first 45 minutes, you won’t be sorry. Our final prediction Manchester City vs Schalke 04, 5:0.