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Manchester City vs Schalke betting tips: Champions League match preview & predictions

Manchester City vs Schalke prediction: Manchester City 2-0 Schalke

Manchester City are looking to become the third Premier League side to reach this season’s quarter-final.

Schalke have failed to win any of their last six matches in all competitions while Manchester City have won nine consecutive matches at the Etihad.

Manchester City vs Schalke: Who will win?

Manchester City are 1/6 to win on Tuesday while a Schalke win is priced at 18/1. The draw is priced at 15/2.

City’s three away goals in the first leg puts them firmly in the driving seat. City are 1/200 to reach the last eight of the Champions League. Schalke are 33/1 to qualify for the next round.

Pep Guardiola’s side have conceded one goal in their last four matches while Schalke have failed to score in three of their last five. A Man City win without conceding is 5/6.

Raheem Sterling bagged a hat-trick at the weekend and also netted in the first leg. Sterling is 9/2 to open the scoring and 20/21 to score anytime.

Manchester City vs Schalke Champions League match preview

Manchester City host Schalke at the Etihad on Tuesday night in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie.

The first leg finished 2-3 in City’s favour three weeks ago. Sergio Aguero gave Pep Guardiola’s side the lead in Gelsenkirchen before former Spurs midfielder Nabil Bentaleb scored twice from the penalty spot.

2-1 down at the break, things were looking grim for City, who then then had Nicolas Otamendi sent off. The visitors managed a late turnaround with goals from Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling.

Schalke suffered a fourth consecutive defeat at the weekend, losing 4-2 at Werder Bremen. Breel Embolo scored twice for Schalke, who are 14th in the Bundesliga table.

City remain at the summit of the Premier League table following their 3-1 win over Watford on Saturday. Raheem Sterling scored a 13-minute hat-trick in the second half.

City have reached the last eight of the Champions League in two of the last three seasons. Schalke have reached the quarter-final stage of the Champions League twice in their history, most recently in 2011.

The draw for the quarter-final takes place on Friday 15th of March.

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 20: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between FC Schalke 04 and Manchester City at Veltins-Arena on February 20, 2019 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Manchester City team news vs Schalke

Ilkay Gundogan is set to play in the base of midfield as Fernandinho serves a one-match suspension. The defensive midfielder is sidelined with a muscle problem in any case.

Nicolas Otamendi is also suspended after his sending off in the first leg. Vincent Kompany will likely partner Aymeric Laporte at the back.

City’s player of the month Oleksandr Zinchenko should start at left-back, although Danilo is an alternate option for Guardiola.

John Stones remains sidelined, as does Kevin de Bruyne with a hamstring injury.

Former Schalke winger Leroy Sane could be preferred to Riyad Mahrez, who was given the nod at the weekend.

Schalke team news vs Manchester City

Schalke manager Domenico Tedesco is not expected to make too many changes from the first leg, despite his side’s poor run of form.

Right-wingback Daniel Caligiuri will miss out after spraining his ankle last time out. With Alessandro Schopf also sidelined, Caligiuri’s injury could see Rabbi Matondo start against his former club.

Matondo, who signed for Schalke from City in January, usually plays further up the field but Tedesco has limited options in that position.

Omar Mascarell has a groin injury.

As he did in the first leg, Nemanja Nastasic is also set to face his former employers.

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