Schalke 04 and Manchester City join forces at the Veltins-Arena in a UEFA Champions League (Round of 16) match. There is no recent record of direct clashes between the two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they faced was on 27-11-2008 in a match that ended with the final result: Schalke 04 (0-2) Manchester City. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the house / off condition, as Schalke 04 presents different results at home and abroad. The home team arrive at this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Round of 16), having finished the group stage in the second place of Group D with 11 points. This is a team affected by the house factor, stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 15 goals scored and 20 conceded, against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 home defeats, with 23 goals scored and 18 conceded. The team arrive at this meeting after a draw at home with Freiburg by (0-0). Schalke 04 won 5, drew 2 and lost 3 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 5 of the last 6 games in this competition. Schalke 04 arrives in this match with a goalless draw at the reception to Freiburg, adding in this way the second game followed without winning in official duels. In the group stage of the Champions League, the German club finished in 2nd place in Group D with 11 points earned. The team usually plays in 4-3-3, favoring a style of game of constant transitions, where the three most advanced pieces are Matondo, Kutucu and Konoplianka. One of the strengths of this cast lies in the way it attacks through fast transitions. Nabil Bentaleb is the best finisher of Schalke 04 in official matches with 6 goals scored. Coach Domenico Tedesco will be without Schopf and Stambouli, both injured.
The visiting team arrive at this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Round of 16) after having finished the group stage in the 1st place of Group F with 13 points earned. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with a total of 28 goals scored and 12 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 14 victories and 1 defeat, with a total of 62 goals scored and 10 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a win away with Newport County by (1-4). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Manchester City have won 7 and lost 3. Their attack has marked with great regularity, since it has always marked at least one goal in the last 6 games in this competition. In their away games there is a tendency to have goals, since 26 of their last 30 games finished with More than 1.5 goals. This is a team that scores often first: opened the scoring in 15 of their last 15 games, of those 15 reached the break in lead in 12 and managed to retain the lead until the end of the 90 'in 12. In the last 20 away games for all competitions for the first time: he suffered 6 of his 14 goals between the minutes (76'-90 '). Manchester City arrive for this motivated game after having won by 1-4 in the visit to Newport in game valid for the FA Cup. To reach this stage of the Champions League, the English finished in the 1st position of Group F with 13 points earned. The visitor usually plays in 4-3-3, where the three pieces responsible for the main plays of danger are Leroy Sané, Sterling and Aguero. It is worth mentioning the latter, this being the best finisher of Manchester City in official competitions with 23 goals scored. Thus, and even outside the home, we believe that the English club adopts a more offensive posture, taking into account that it presents greater individual and collective quality. For this duel the coach will not be able to count on Kompany and Mangala, both injured.