Manchester City are playing at home against Schalke in a rematch of the 1/8-finals of the Champions Leauge. The Citizens have one goal lead after a 3-2 victory in the first leg, although they were behind in the score at the end of the first half and had to play the last 20 minutes with one player less. Over the weekend Pep Guardiola’s players achieved a 3-1 victory at home against Watford and stayed at the top of the Premier League. City dominated the whole game, while the goal of The Hornets came after a fast counter-attack and lack of concentration of the defence of The Citizens.
Schalke played their match of the Bundesliga on Friday so that they can prepare better for the away game in Manchester, but the chances of The Miners are not significant. Schalke have lost five of the previous six fixtures in all competitions, without even scoring in two of these defeats. As guests, The Miners have just one win in the last 12 games in all competitions.
After the 2-3 loss before Christmas, Manchester City are one of the best home teams in Europe after they recorded nine consecutive wins on Etihad Stadium. In six of these victories The Citizens had a clean sheet, and after what was shown by both teams in the first leg, we believe that this run will continue. Schalke weren’t bad against Man City, but they couldn’t create dangerous situations for a goal, because The Miners scored after two penalties.
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Manchester City vs Schalke Head to Head
Man City won with 3-2 against Schalke in the first game between both sides three weeks ago. The other fixture between them was in 2008 and was won again by the Citizens with 2-0.
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Manchester City vs Schalke Stats
- In the previous 12 games of Manchester City in the competition were scored over 2.5 goals.
- The Citizens have scored at least two goals in the last six fixtures in the Champions League.
- Manchester City are on the run of nine consecutive wins at home, conceding a goal in just three of them.
- Schalke had two clean sheets in their away games in the group stage of the competition.
- Schalke have lost five of the previous six fixtures in all competitions.
Manchester City vs Schalke Odds
Manchester City vs Schalke Team News
Claudio Bravo, John Stones, Fernandinho and Kevin De Bruyne will miss the game for Manchester City. Fabian Delph is in doubt.
Alessandro Schöpf is the only injured player of Schalke.