Schalke 04 – Manchester City
Schalke 04 will have a very tough task on Wednesday night, when the Royal Blues welcome Manchester City in a first 1/8-final match from the Champions League. Let’s have a look at this fixture at the beautiful Veltins Arena in our vip soccer bets.
Despite of reaching the 1/8-finals of the Champions League, Schalke are having a terrible season so far. Last year the club from Gelsenkirchen finished 2nd in the Bundesliga, but right now they are out of the Top 10, losing half of their matches in the league. It’s really unexplainable what happened to the Royal Blues after a successful season like the previous one.
In the Champions League Schalke finished 2nd in their group, being bettered only be Porto. But most of the pundits think that the German team don’t have any realistic chances against Manchester City in the start of the knockout phase.
For Manchester City the goal in front of them is pretty clear – winning the European crown for a first time in the club’s history. When your squad is filled with superstars and you have a world class manager like Josep Guardiola, you can dream to win the trophy. In the group stage City started with a shocking defeat at home against Olympique Lyonnais, but after this the Cityzens found their rhythm and won the group without much of a problem.
The current champions of England are leading the standings in the Premier League, being on par with the 2nd Liverpool. Since their defeat against Newcastle, City recorded three consecutive wins in the league, which boosted their confidence before the clash against Schalke at the Veltins Arena.
These are our vip soccer bets for the Champions League clash betwen Schalke 04 and Manchester City in Gelsenkirchen. We wish you good luck with this one!