At the Etihad Stadium in English Manchester, the local football team will play against German Schalke in the return match of the 1/8 Champions League final. The first match of the confrontation turned out to be spectacular and productive, the squad of Guardiola with great difficulty overcame the enemy with a score of 3: 2. In the upcoming game, “cobalt” are unlikely to be able to give the same resistance as in their arena, however, the fight still promises to be hot.
By the first match against Schalke MC fit in great shape, with a 4-game series of victories. Among the "scalp" of "citizens" were Arsenal, Everton, Newport County and Chelsea, and the "blue" were beaten with a score of 6: 0. It was after this debacle that they seriously began to talk about the fact that Sarri could not finish the season. It is also important that the City approached that game in the status of the leader of the Premier League. In their field in the Champions League Manchester City spent three matches, sensationally lost to Lyon (1: 2), beat Shakhtar (6:0) and Hoffenheim (2:1).
Even before the start of the 1/8 final, it was clear that the “cobalt” had practically no chance of getting into the next round of the championship tournament, the rivals looked too unequal, both in terms of personnel and the current tone. If Manchester City is the leader in the Premier League, Schalke is only 14th in the Bundesliga. There is every reason to believe that Tedesco at the end of the season will bet on the German Cup, because it will be incredibly difficult for the team from Gelsenkirchen to get into the European Cup through the championship.
It’s not at all necessary to beat Schalke in order to reach the ¼ finals, but I’d rather believe that the “citizens” on “Etihad” will smash the “cobalt” ones rather than play with them. So, I offer in this pair a stake for the British confident victory over the Germans.
"Victory Manchester City with a handicap of -2.0", with a coefficient of 1.78