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Schalke vs Valencia – Visitors can repeat 2007 victory

| 09.03.2011

Valencia won on their last visit to Schalke in 2007 and 9/5 looks a good price that they will repeat this success and progress through to the quarter finals of the competition.

Match Odds

Schalke are in the driving seat to reach the last eight following their 1-1 draw in Valencia and their chances are further enhanced by the fact that they have won all three of their home games in this season’s Champions League.

It is 6/4 in the Champions League betting that Schalke beat Valencia, with the 0-0 draw that would also take them through on away goals priced at 7/1.

Goals may also prove difficult for Schalke as they have only managed to hit the target a combined three times in their last ten fixtures with Spanish opposition.

The omens do not look good for Valencia as they have only secured victory in one of their ten career visits to Germany and lost on seven occasions.

However, they are unbeaten away from home in this season’s competition away from home and come into the game having embarked on a good run domestically.

Valencia have only lost one of their last 13 La Liga games, which was an excusable 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Barcelona.

To Score At Any Time

Juan Manuel Mata has insisted that the game could represent Raul’s last appearance in the Champions League, but the Spanish striker may have the last laugh.

Raul scored Schalke’s goal in the draw in Valencia and is now just one behind Filippo Inzaghi’s record of 70 goals in European club competitions.

Raul is the 6/4 in the Champions League betting to score at any time against Valencia, with strike partner Klaas-Jan Huntelaar available at a tempting 7/4.

A £25 stake on Valencia beating Schalke 2-1 would return £225. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.