FC Schalke 04 are currently playing badly – and should say goodbye on Tuesday evening from the Champions League. Will the team at least be able to defend its own dignity against Manchester City? Here is our tip!
Manchester City vs FC Schalke 04 Football Betting Prediction of the Day
Royal blue in the premier class – this combination should see football fans on Tuesday evening for the foreseeable future for the last time. Although FC Schalke 04 may still have a chance of reaching the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City, current performance is a bar to any consideration. Does the team in the Emirates at least prevent embarrassment?
→ The last three results: 3: 1 vs. Watford 1-0. AFC Bournemouth, 1-0. West Ham United
When it comes to the consistency with which Pep Guardiola drives his teams to victory and top performance, then everyone can only take their hat off: The Spaniard manages to impress his team from week to week to success – as well as last.
Against the AFC Bournemouth and West Ham United, the Citizens had recently celebrated rather unspectacular victory, but nevertheless fulfilled their purpose: Since the Liverpool FC left points in parallel, greets the English champions since the 28th matchday again from the top of the table – and at least the current The team’s run does not suggest that the team can be driven away from this position again: 17 of their last 18 official games has won the Guardiola team, including the first knockout round of the Champions League on Schalke.
Against the stumbling Bundesliga side had the Citizens far bigger problems than expected, not least because of two controversial penalty decisions in favor of the Royal Blues. Despite the long-lasting 1: 2 backlog ManCity but ultimately drove home victorious, because it could rely in the final on their own class: First turned Leroy Sané at home impact a fantastic free kick, then sat down Raheem Sterling in the final stages inimitable and finished to 3: 2-final score.
Keyword Sterling: The winger also earned the title “Matchwinner” last weekend. With his hat-trick, the 25-year-old was mainly responsible for the 3-1 success of his colors against Watford – and thus the defense of the standings. Can the attacker confirm his top form against Schalke? In view of the strongly unsettled acting back team of the miners this seems more than conceivable.
Possible lineup Manchester City
Guardiola could also run the “second suit” against Schalke – if that is the appropriate wording in the case of Citys. More likely, however, is that the Spaniard will compete with the full band to make an international exclamation point. With the following Elf this could succeed:
→ Ederson – Walker, Laporte, Kompany, Zinchenko – Gundogan, Fernandinho, de Bruyne – L. Sané, Sergio Aguero, R. Sterling
→ The last three results: 1: 3 vs. SV Werder Bremen, 0: 4 Vs. Fortuna Dusseldorf, 2: 3 Vs. Manchester City
It is extremely bitter what is going on these days on Schalke: The proud pot club is currently just a shadow of his own, after the runner-up the previous year, the team has fallen hard. Damn hard.
With only six wins from 25 games, the squires currently occupy the 14th place in the table (23 points), which makes them much closer to the relegation zone (19) than the international ranks (39). However, the hardest thing is not necessarily the balance sheet itself, but rather the impression that the situation is worsening from week to week. A review.
Against Manchester City Schalke took advantage of the miracle three weeks ago, thanks to two penalties, the outsider was ahead in front of home crowd long. With increasing playing time, however, the uncertainty increased, and so it came as it had to come: City scored twice and made the entire Schalker Müh ‘to nothing. A defeat like a stroke: Even two penalties and a comparatively beatable city were not enough to Schalke to celebrate after weeks of misery a sense of achievement. Instead: Saisonpleite number 13.
What hard damage the defeat must have mentally left, showed up a few days later in a duel with Fortuna Dusseldorf: The climber traveled on paper as an underdog in the pot, but on the lawn ultimately completely different conditions prevailed: After 90 indisputable minutes sneaked the hosts with a 0: 4 pack from the square, many spoke of the worst performance of the season – and that means something in the current season.
Finally, last weekend, the team tried hard to show an appropriate response, but this project did not last long: Despite the early lead by start-off returnee Breel Embolo Schalke lost in Bremen earned 2: 4.
For Coach Tedesco, the situation has thus worsened – if that’s even possible. Against City, the counted coach will probably again be on the sidelines. But if the expected embarrassment occur, it could have been the young coach’s last game in the service of Schalke.
Possible lineup FC Schalke 04
Although he probably does not even believe in the miracle, Tedesco will send the best possible elf on the field – simply to avoid even more damage. Whether this succeeds will become apparent, in any case it depends on the following actors:
→ Ferryman – J. Bruma, S. Sané, Nastasic – D. Caligiuri, Oczipka – S. Serdar, Bentaleb – McKennie, Mendyl – Embolo
Best Betting Prediction Analyzed Manchester City vs FC Schalke 04
The bookmakers see Manchester City in the second round return leg so clear front, that can win with odds of the English champion just so their own use again (about 1.15).
Who can blame the decision makers? City is the superior team in all respects. In the Premier League, the team greets from the top, while the Schalke as poor as there since 36 years no longer. The SkyBlues embody both offensive and defensive absolute world class, royal blue turn is these days not even for Bundesliga mediocrity.
Judging by this distribution, it may come as a surprise to see how Schalke pulled out of the affair in the first leg: only 2: 3 subject to the squires in the home Veltins Arena, over long stretches, the team was even ahead. That a scenario of this form is repeated, however, is almost impossible. Not only because the Schalke have since introduced two more embarrassing defeats, but above all, because City tends to spectacle in front of a home crowd. And where the spectacle calls, FC Schalke is currently hurrying regularly as a sparring partner.
Betting Prediction: victory for Manchester City and over 2.5 goals