Manchester City vs Schalke Match Info
Date: Tuesday 12th March 2019
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Manchester City vs Schalke Head-to-Head
Last 3 meetings:
15 Apr 1970 – Manchester City v Schalke 04 – UEFA European Cup Winners Cup
27 Nov 2008 – Schalke 04 0-2 Manchester City – UEFA Cup
20 Feb 2019 – Schalke 04 2-3 Manchester City – UEFA Champions League
Total meetings: 4
Manchester City wins: 3
Schalke wins: 1
Manchester City vs Schalke Stats
- Manchester City have won their last nine matches in all competitions
- Schalke on the other hand have lost their last four in all competitions
- The Citizens have won three of their four previous meetings with die Knappen
Manchester City vs Schalke Match Preview
Manchester City are looking to add more and more silverware to their ever-growing cabinet this season after already picking up the EFL Cup. The Citizens are looking to retain the Premier League trophy too and currently sit top of the tree in the English top tier with a narrow one point lead over Liverpool. Under Pep Guardiola they seem to be going from strength to strength and will be hoping to win the Champions League for the first time ever this campaign.
After some shaky performances against Lyon in the group stages weren’t enough to dump them out of the competition, Guardiola’s men now look in a very good position to advance into the Quarter Finals after a comeback victory in the first leg of this clash saw them emerge as 2-3 winners at the VELTINS Arena last month. Can they now secure a win in the second leg at odds of 1/6 with Betfair and secure their route through in the meantime?
It’s been a strange season for Schalke. After performing so well to finish within the top three of the Bundesliga last season, die Knappen have really struggled to retain that kind of form this season and as a result, they must be worried at the threat of relegation at this stage. With 25 games on the board the Gelsenkirchen based outfit are sitting in a very disappointing 14th place, with just four points separating them from the relegation play-off spot.
After the defeat to Manchester City in the first leg of this clash, Domenico Tedesco’s position has come under threat even more as the manager of Schalke as his side have slipped further into the relegation mire with three consecutive defeats. The Champions League has provided a bright spark in an otherwise dull season but the dream is likely to end here unless the Bundesliga side can produce an unexpected victory here at odds of 22/1 with BetVictor.
City should be too strong in this game. The narrow one goal lead they hold from the first leg is not enough of a lead for them to rest players so you can expect a very strong line-up to be named by Pep Guardiola and against a Schalke outfit that look bereft of confidence that should lead to a comfortable home win here. With the attacking quality that the Citizens have we’re backing Man City on the two goal handicap at evens with Bet365.
We at FootballTips love backing a former player to score against his old club and as such, Leroy Sane looks good for an anytime scorer bet in this game. The 23 year old scored a stunning free-kick in the first leg of this clash on his return to the VELTINS Arena and we’re backing him to add to his seasonal tally of 11 goals in all competitions with another strike here at odds of 7/5 with Ladbrokes.
Manchester City vs Schalke Betting Tips
Manchester City -2 @ evens with Bet365
Leroy Sane to score at any time @ 7/5 with Ladbrokes
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