Betting tips for Manchester City VS Schalke 12.03.2019
Manchester City showed guts to overcome a 2-1 (with only ten men) and end up beating Schalke 3-2 in the first leg. Two goals in the final minutes by the City continued with a tendency for the English champions, as the Manchester team has scored after the minute 80 'in four of its last six matches of the Champions League (CL).
However, the host team has already had problems earlier in this stage of the competition, since it has only won one of its five previous matches at home in the round of the knockout stages (G1, E1, P3). Looking for the first Champions League title in history, City is on a streak of nine consecutive wins (in all competitions), accumulating six games without conceding goals against and scoring three or more goals seven times during that period.
Schalke has not performed well in the local league and is only four points away from the relegation zone of the Bundesliga, having won only one away game in the whole competition since November (G1, E3, P5). However, he has a much better record in Europe over the years and is unbeaten in 12 of his last 15 European encounters as a visitor (G8, ED4, 1L3).
As in the first leg, allowing goals in the final minutes has been a frequent problem for 'Die Königsblauen', which has seen 48.84% of the league goals it has received this season have reached beyond the 60th minute '
Players to watch: Raheem Sterling scored the winning goal in the first leg and also scored a 13-minute hat-trick last weekend - City has won the last 34 games in which the English international has scored.
Returning from the injury, Breel Embolo (SCH) scored a double in his first league game, which was also his first start since November.
Statistics to consider: City have scored the first goal in 11 consecutive home games in all competitions).
Schalke have never won a tie in a European competition after losing the first leg at home (five defeats in five attempts).
Schalke have conceded three or more goals in four official matches in a row for the first time since September 1964.