In what could be the farewell season of coach Pep Guardiola and in pursuit of a unique ‘quina’ of trophies, Manchester City faces Schalke on Tuesday, March 12, in the round of round of the Round of 16 of the League of Champions 2018/2019 version. The match will be played at Ethirad Stadium in London. The kick-off was scheduled for 17h (Brasília time).In the first game in Germany, the English made 3 to 2. With this, they ensured the benefit of advancing in case of new success, equality or even defeat by the markers of 1 to 0 or 2 to 1. The German team has to win by two or by a minimum margin as long as you score at least four goals. If they return the score, the decision goes on for a 30-minute extension, in which the away goal serves as a tiebreaker. That way, only if the extra time stays in the 0 to 0 will be decision by penalties.Qualifiers for the quarterfinals will be submitted to a new draw. Contrary to what happened earlier when teams from the same country and who had stayed in the same group in the first round could not face each other, this time there is no restriction on crosses.

The return between Manchester City and Schalke is played on Tuesday night at 22:00 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. It is the arena on which City is playing its home matches, the 5th Premier League stadium. In the tour match, the English were taken by surprise by the Germans, who led 2: 1 to 85 minutes after two penalties received in the first half of the match. Although the situation seems seated, I expect City to be ruthless at home, so my tip goes on goals.

Manchester City

A coach with the most achievements in career days, Guardiola may be in his last days in charge of the City. At least it was the information published in the Italian press, which takes for granted the agreement between the coach and Juventus from the 2019/2020 season. The news has not received confirmation from either side.Thus, the Spaniard continues playing the boat in the City in search of to take the team to five conquests in the same year, something unpublished. Two trophies are already in the gallery. The Manchester Blues have already grabbed the England Super Cup and the League Cup of England. Both on top of Chelsea.In the Premier League, they stepped up to a 2-1 win on Saturday, March 9, when they beat Watford 3-1 at home. They reached 74 points (24 wins, two draws and four losses). They are ahead in the lead with a point ahead of Liverpool, who finished second with eight rounds remaining.On Saturday, March 16, will play eliminatory game by the quarterfinals of the Cup of England. They will play outside their dominions against the Swansea Welshmen, who are in the Second Division. However, of all the achievements, the most coveted is the Champions League.To defend the advantage gained in Germany, Guardiola will have to administer some casualties due to injury. The defending champion John Stones is out of this Tuesday’s meeting; and midfielders Kevin de Bruyne and Fernandinho. Expelled in the first leg, defender Nicolas Otamendi, suspended, is also out of the blue.


While the rival makes what may be the best season of its history, Schalke goes in the opposite direction. On Friday, March 8, as a visitor, he lost to Werder Bremen at the home of his rival, 4-2, in the match that opened the twenty-fifth round of the German Championship.He expanded his winning streak to six games (five losses and a draw). Staying in the 23 points (six wins, five draws and 14 losses), he is still in the 14th position of the Bundesliga and threatened with relegation. The distance to Stuttgart, sixteenth and first place in the sticking region, is only four points.What was sustaining the mood of his fans was performance in the cups. In the German Cup, Schalke were able to advance to the quarterfinals when they will face their Werder Bremen, their last Friday’s attacker. The first leg against Manchester City, however, was a bucket of cold water.The Gelsenkirchen side were at a disadvantage on the scoreboard, they managed to make it into the first half and then early in the second saw the possibility of facing a rival with ten athletes after the expulsion of Otamendi. However, even with one more player ended up taking the turn.
To try to reverse the situation, the only downtime for coach Domenico Tedesco should be on account of the injured Austrian midfielder Alessandro Schopt.

History of the matches Manchester City vs Schalke

The teams met only once before the round of 16 of the 2018/2019 Champions League. It was in the 2008/2009 version of the Europa League. City won 2-0.

Manchester City: Team Form, News and Statistics


Manchester City is the leader of the England championship and has 17 consecutive years in the league. His stake is valued at 1.14 billion euros and has an impressive record.City has reached the quarter-finals of this competition in every season since 2014 and has so far only reached the semifinals twice.City went to Schalke in the tournament, where he had a great surprise. He was led 2: 1 to 85 minutes, the Germans receiving two penalties in the first half. Bentaleb successfully executed both punishments. City has not disappointed its supporters, though it seemed a difficult situation. Sane and Sterling managed to turn the score in the last 5 minutes!The English are in very good shape, especially in the domestic championship, where they rank first. City has 9 consecutive wins in its own home and one game under 3 goals.The golaver is impressive with the best attack in the league. City scored 79 goals so far, with 11 more than Liverpool. He stands well in defense, with a goal scored per game.He has only victories behind. The last home game was won in the weekend against handicap at Watford. Sterling managed all three goals in just 13 minutes!

  • 09.03.19 PL Manchester City Watford 3: 1
  • 02.03.19 PL Bournemouth Manchester City 0: 1
  • 27.02.19 PL Manchester City West Ham 1-0
  • 20.02.19 CL Schalke Manchester City 2: 3
  • 16.02.19 FAC Newport Manchester City 1: 4

Aguero is the scorer of the championship with 18 goals and 6 assists. Sterling succeeds with 15 successes, including 3 in the final round of the Premier League. He also scored in the tournament match with Aguero and Sane.There are no players in the host team. As we know, Fernandinho and Otamendi are suspended, plus Bravo, Stones and De Bruyne, all three injured.

Schalke 04: Team Form, News and Statistics


Schalke seems to have no chance in this move. It seems to be in a rather weak form with four defeats in the back.The Germans had big hopes in the first leg, but City showed their strength in the last minutes of the game, turning the score. They did not even beat the domestic championship after this failure, losing to teams in the second half of the standings.Schalke ranks 14th in the Bundesliga with only 6 wins in the 25 rounds. It does not shine in the attack, but managed to score more away from home than at home. The defense is quite poor, with an average of 1.7 goals per game.Chances are minimal for the Germans, but they have nothing to lose. Surely Schalke will do everything he can on the English field.The last 5 matches brought him four defeats and a draw. He finished 0: 0 with Freiburg at home, but most likely he was spending his visit to City. Schalke received two penalties in the first half of the LC optimum and managed to drive up to 85 minutes. Bentaleb was the author of the two goals. There were three defeats with teams in the second half of the standings, matches with 3.4 and 6 goals.

  • 08.03.19 BUN Bremen Schalke 4: 2
  • 02.03.19 BUN Schalke Dusseldorf 0: 4
  • 23.02.19 BUN Mainz Schalke 3-0
  • 20.02.19 CL Schalke Manchester City 2: 3
  • 16.02.19 BUN Schalke Freiburg 0: 0

Kruse and Rashika have the most success for Schalke in the Bundesliga, 6 each. With regard to the absent, we have none available to Caligiuri, Mascarell and Schopf, all of whom are injured.

Statistics of direct matches Manchester City v Schalke 04

  • It is the fifth meeting between City and Schalke. Before the first game in the best of this season, the two teams met in 2008 in the European Cups. City beat 2-0.
  • 20.02.19 CL Schalke Manchester City 2: 3
  • 27.11.08 EL Schalke Manchester City 0: 2

Football Prediction of the Day Manchester City vs Schalke

There is a great technical distance between the teams. Add to that the house factor and the current phase of the teams and the prognosis in the success of the City ends up being the only viable guess for the confrontation of this Tuesday by the return journey of the round of 16 of the Champions League in its edition 2018 / 2019.

Bet Tips: Manchester City

Odds:  1.14

City is a real force on its own, where it has 9 consecutive wins and just one game between them ended with less than 3 goals. Although they are in a weak form, the Germans managed to score in 7 of the last 8 matches played on foreign land. Schalke has nothing to lose and has to go out to play to hope for a miracle.

Prediction Today: Over 3 Asian

Stake: 1.48

Schalke has managed to double-go to the match-tournament, he can do it now, when everything seems more relaxed. Anyway, he has no choice but to attack, to hope for a miraculous qualification. City took at least one home goal in 4 of the 5 Champions League matches played in 2018, and Schalke scored in both Lokomotiv Moskova and Porto in groups. I see a spectacular match in which Schalke will score at least once in front of a team that could relax in the end, especially if it will lead 1-0 or 2-0.

Bet Tips: Over 2.5 goals scored by the visiting team

Odds: 2.12