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Man City v Schalke tips: Can City join Spurs and United in last eight?

| 12.03.2019

Manchester City will bid to make it three Premier League sides in the Champions League quarter-finals tonight.

Pep Guardiola’s men are 3-2 up against Schalke after a thrilling, if nervy, first leg win in Germany.

The Cityzens have been sensational on home turf this season, so they’ll be confident of seeing the job through. Here’s everything you need to know…

Match odds

The odds clearly tell the story. City, with nine home wins on the spin (scoring 39 times in the process) are 1/7 to win the match tonight. They’re a mighty 1/200 to go through.

Visitors Schalke are in a dismal run of form, and are a chunky 20/1 to win the game. To go through in 90 minutes they must win by two goals or score at least three goals, which leaves their odds progression at 25s. A 2-0 win is 150/1, while 3-1 is 200/1.

Talking tactics

City showed a little European naivety in the first leg, but they should have things under control second time around.

Guardiola’s only major concern this evening is in defence, where Nicolas Otamendi is suspended and both John Stones and Aymeric Laporte are battling minor injuries.

But there are no absences up front. Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling have been in blistering form of late, and will be supported by one of Riyad Mahrez or Leroy Sane.

David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne will look to unlock a Schalke defence which is winless in six games, and has conceded 17 goals in that time.

Goalscorer odds

City will fancy themselves for a few goals tonight, with the visitors in such leaky defensive form.

Aguero heads up the first goalscorer betting at 5/2, ahead of Sterling at 7/2. The England international bagged a hat-trick in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Watford.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb scored twice in the first leg. The Algerian is 22/1 to net first and 6/1 anytime.

Match info:

Where: Etihad Stadium

When: 8:00pm

How to watch: BT Sport 2

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All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.