MCI vs SCH Dream 11 Prediction | Schalke vs Manchester City Champions League Match Preview | 1st Leg in Round of 16
Manchester City are headed to Valentins-Arena to face Schalke in the first knockout phase of Champions League. The English powerhouse finished top of the Group F to get drawn with Schalke, who were second in Group D.
Schalke vs Manchester City
Uefa Champions League 2018-19 | Round of 16, first leg
Venue: Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2019
Kick-off: 01:30 AM IST
Despite recent slip-up in Premier League, Manchester City are one of the strongest teams – not only in England but – the world. The table toppers from England will go to Gelsenkirchen knowing that they are expected to win the game and put the tie to bed in the first leg. The Citizens have found their footing again after going through a tough period in Premier League.
Pep Guardiola will be keen to advance to the later stages of Champions League this time around. Notably, City have made it to the round of 16 for 6 consecutive seasons, but they have never been to the deep end of the competition. The Spanish coach won Manchester City the league with flying colours last season, but he is yet to showcase his acumen in Champions League.
The Bundesliga side is sat in the 14th position in the league currently, marking one of their worst league positions over years. The young coach Domenico Tedesco did a fantastic job with Schalke last year to take them to the Champions League, but he has seen his luck run out this season.
Given their domestic league rues, Schalke have done well to get to the round of 16. However, their group was perhaps the weakest one in the Champions League and it helped them in securing a place in the next round. Tedesco will be hoping that he catches City on a bad day, because ideally, the Visitors should register a comfortable win.
Manchester City Team News:
Schalke Team News:
Predicted Manchester City Playing 11
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Danilo; Fernandinho, Bernardo, De Bruyne; Sterling, Sane, Aguero.
Predicted Schalke Playing 11
Fährmann; Caligiuri, Sane, Nastasic, Oczipka; Bentaleb, McKennie, Harit, Konoplyanka; Kutucu, Burgstaller.
Fantasy Picks from Manchester City
Raheem Sterling | Sergio Aguero | Aymeric Laporte | Leroy Sane
Fantasy Picks from Schalke
Amine Harit | Nabil Bentaleb | Yevhen Konoplyanka | Ralf Fahrmann
Manchester City will have too much quality for a struggling Schalke team. The visitors should win this match easily. We predict a 3-1 win for Manchester City.
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