Manchester City take a one goal lead into the second leg of their Champions League tie with German outfit Schalke on Wednesday night. After the first leg result of 3-2 in Man City’s favour, three away goals gives more advantage to Guardiola’s side.
Manchester City are looking to add some more silverware having already won the EFL cup this season. The Citizens are looking to retain the Premier League trophy and are currently sitting at the top of the Premier League, one point ahead of chasing Liverpool.
It’s been a strange season for Schalke. After performing so well to finish in the top three of the Bundesliga last season. Schalke are currently sitting in a very disappointing 14th place. Though, Schalke managed to score twice against Man Cityat home but it will be a tough ask at Etihad Stadium.
Possible starting lineups:
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Laporte, Kompany, Zinchenko ; Silva, Gundogan, Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Sane
Schalke: Fahrmann; Stambouli, Sane, Nastasic; McKennie, Serdar, Bentaleb, Mendyl; Embolo, Skrzybski; Burgstaller
Man City will be favorite to progress to next round of Champions League. They have one goal advantage and the big advantage of three away goals against their German counterparts. Schalke have to give their best performance of the season to get past Guardiola’s side.
Score Prediction : Manchester City 2-0 Schalke . Man City qualifies 5-2 on aggregrate.