After his first-round success (2-3), City took a nice option on qualifying. For his part, Schalke has no choice and must win by at least 2 goals to qualify.
Manchester City vs Schalke 04 Champions League
In its first round of C1, Manchester City had finished top of its qualifying group, 5 points ahead of Olympique Lyonnais, Shaktar and Hoffenheim. Pep Guardiola’s men have won four games, breaking their teeth against winning Gones at Etihad Stadium (1-2) and eye-catching on their home turf (2-2). Not flamboyant in the game, the Sky Blues did not necessarily convinced on this group stage but, in their 1 / 8th finals, Leroy Sané’s partners finally won after being led for a long time (2- 3). In the league, the Citizens are first in the Premier League, just ahead of Liverpool. After victories over Arsenal (3-1), Everton (2-0) and the shock against Chelsea (6-0), Guardiola’s men then struggled to win 3 more games against Chelsea in the final of the Carabao Cup (on penalties), West ham (1-0) and Bournemouth (0-1). In dominating Watford Saturday (3-1), Benjamin Mendy’s partners have preserved their first place and put back in their performances.
The staff for Manchester City vs Schalke 04
On the Cityzen side, No. 2 goalkeeper Bravo, world champion Mendy captain Kompany and playmaker Bruyne are all forfeited. Excluded in the first leg, Otamendi will be suspended, as Fernandinho (accumulation of yellow cards). Stones is uncertain in central defense
Executives Mascarell and Schöpf, missing for Schalke 04 in the first leg, will again be absent on Tuesday, as will the important Daniel Caligiuri, who has a ligament injury. Often titular, Harit and Uth are hanging in front. However, the precious Embolo is back and he has already scored twice this weekend.
The compositions for Manchester City vs Schalke 04
The likely composition of Manchester City (go to 20h for the official compo):
➥ Ederson – Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko – Bernardo Silva, Gundogan, David Silva – Sterling, Aguero, Mahrez.
➥ Absent: Bravo, Mendy, Laporte, Fernandinho, De Bruyne (injured), Otamendi, Fernandinho (suspended)
➥ Uncertain: Stones.
The tactical provision provided (4-3-3):
Walker – Stones – Laporte – Zinchenko
Bernardo Silva – Gündogan – David Silva
Sterling – Agüero – Mahrez
The probable composition of Schalke 04 (go to 20h for the official compo):
➥ Nubel – Stambouli, Sané, Nastasic – Sarder, McKenny, Bentaleb, Oczipka – Matondo, Embolo, Burgstaller.
➥ Absent: Schöpf, Mascarell, Caligiuri (injured), Harit, Uth (suspended).
➥ Unsure: None.
The planned tactical disposition (3-4-3):
Stambouli- Sané – Nastasic
Serdar – McKenny – Bentaleb – Oczipka
Matondo – Embolo – Burgstaller
The history of confrontations Manchester City vs Schalke 04
Before the first leg (2-3), both teams had been opposed only once. In the group stage of the UEFA Cup 2008/2009 (which was not played in a return match), the Citizens had won in Gelsenkirchen (2-0).
The Key Points of the Match Manchester City vs Schalke 04
➥ With 2.89 goals scored per game, the Citizens have the 3rd best attack in Europe.
➥ The Citizens have taken a very good option by winning in Gelsenkirchen and can settle for a draw to qualify.
➥ Agüero has scored 23 goals in 34 games in all competitions this season.
➥ Man City remains on 9 home wins.
➥ Schalke has lost his last 4 games and is struggling outside this season.
Back in front of their fans, the Sky Blues should be keen to win. Victory Manchester City
Betting Tips: Manchester City wins by 2 goals or more