Schalke 04 v Man City Betting Tips and Preview
Schalke 04 v Man City – Wed 20th Feb, 20:00, Veltins-Arena
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande
Schalke have been inconsistent this season, and I do see them struggling against Man City in this match. Schalke are languishing down in 14th in the Bundesliga while struggling in front of goal this season.
They have scored just 25 goals in 22 games this season, but they have only conceded 32 so they are still fairly solid at the back. Meanwhile, Man City are smashing it right now, with 12 wins in 13 games while losing just one.
City are prolific scorers with 74 goals in just 27 Premier League while conceding just 20 goals. They saw a slight wobble in the start to their Champions League campaign as they lost their first game 2-1 at home to Lyon.
But, they bounced back with fours wins and one draw to top their group, while scoring two or more goals in each match. Meanwhile, Schalke qualified through one of the easier groups in the tournament, with Galatasaray and Lokomotiv Moscow struggling to make an impact in the group.
Still, Schalke should not be written off in this game, and they have fantastic support that will surely play some part in this match. But, they haven’t exactly made Veltins-Arena a fortress this season, and their home form in the league is not looking great right now.
Schalke have lost three of their last five home games, winning one and drawing one. Against tough opponents, Schalke have failed to make an impact losing to Dortmund, Leverkusen, and Monchengladbach in recent home matches.
Firstly, Schalke are 25/2 to win, the draw is 11/2 and a Man City win is 4/13.
Honestly, I struggle to see anything but a comfortable City win in this match, but there is little to no value in the win market. I do, however, see value in a -1 handicap Man City at 17/20 with 888Sport!
Man City will break Schalke down in this match, and I could see it being a goal fest for them if they are clinical with their chances. City have won by more than two goals in their last four matches, and they are capable of the same tonight.
For a longshot, I like the look of Man City to win 2-0 and Sergio Aguero score anytime, which is best priced at 19/1 with BetVictor!