Manchester City vs Schalke Betting Preview – 12/03/2019

Manchester City vs Schalke Betting Preview – 12/03/2019

Manchester City vs Schalke

Manchester City return to the Etihad Stadium to play the second leg of their round of 16 tie in the Champions League against Schalke. The first meeting between these sides ended up being a much closer affair than many had expected to see with the final result ending 3-2 to City. Pep Guardiola’s men climbed back to the top of the Premier League table recently which will have boosted the morale around the City camp. The English side also arrives at this fixture having won their last nine games on the bounce. Schalke, on the other hand, have lost all three of their matches played since they last met City.

Manchester City could be in line to secure another Premier League title this season, with them currently sitting at the top of the table after 30 matches played. Liverpool remains in the title race though, with them sitting just one point behind. The Sky Blues went up against Watford in their latest match and secured a comfortable 3-1 win. This victory marked their ninth consecutive win across all competitions showing their current strength and momentum as they head into this Champions League. SkyBet has City priced at 1/6 to secure the win.

Raheem Sterling has been flourishing under the management of Pep Guardiola and the England winger picked up a 13-minute hattrick last time out against Watford to see his side win 3-1. These three goals put him on 18 for the season and he can be backed to score anytime with Betway at a price of 10/11. When these sides last met, the games ended 3-2 and you can back both teams to score again with Bet365 at a price of 21/20. However, City have managed to keep three clean sheets in their last five games and SkyBet has them to keep another clean sheet priced at 8/11.

Schalke did incredibly well to snatch two goals against Manchester City in the first meeting, but the odds are going to be stacked against them when they face them at the Etihad Stadium. Domenico Tedesco’s men are having a poor season in the Bundesliga, as they head into matchday 26 sat down in 14th which is a massive drop since last season when they finished in second. Schalke have gone six games without a win and five of those games have ended in defeats. Bet365 has the underdogs priced at a huge 18/1 to win.

Schalke managed to score two goals against City in the first meeting, but both came from penalties and with them as the away side for this fixture, City will be much harder to score against. Bet365 has Schalke to go goalless priced at 8/11. Nabil Bentaleb scored both of his side’s goals in the last meeting and can be backed to score again with Betway for a price of 13/2.

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Raheem Sterling to score at 10/11 Betway – BET HERE

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