Schalke 04 vs Man City (By: Dajkula)
Well, I will be going against the flow in this one. Schalke welcomes Man.City in the first match of the 8`th finals of the Champions League. I can`t really justify these horrible odds for City and the home side is underestimated greatly. Because of this, playing Schalke seems viable.
Schalke is having a horrible season and is just 14`th in the league with some 28 points behind the leader. They are not even convincing at home ground where they lost plenty of matches. Still, they enhanced their performances and look nothing like that in the Champions League. They took only one loss in the group and that was against Porto away. They didn`t have a tough group and beat Galatasaray and Lokomotiv a couple times to finish second. That all, of course, points to an easy job for City but they had problems with German teams before. It was nothing but easy when they played Hoffenheim and won the game in the final minutes of extra time. Schalke has nothing on their plate and this is just done or die for them.
Man. City is playing excellent lately and Aguero is scoring from every position. They certainly look like they will be leading the table soon as Liverpool has a tough match at the weekend. City has been scoring a lot but sometimes they haven`t been that great on the travels. Newcastle and Leicester took wins against them and that wasn`t so long ago. In the Champions League, City has been dominant in the group and took 13 points with convincing performances mostly. However, they rarely go far in the Champions League. They played the semi-finals in 2016 but that doesn`t happen often. They are not Real Madrid. They choke in the most important games and they will do it this season again. I believe they get to much trust from the bookies. Or is it the bettors.
Schalke will be missing Skrzybski, Embolo, Mascael, Schopf, Stambouli. City is without Bravo, Kompany and Mendy.
For a very little stake, I will go with the hosts for a huge return.
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Schalke 04 vs Man City prediction
|Schalke DNB||Bet365||9.00||3||2-3 LOST (-3 units)|