A couple that has a distinct favorite and underdog, will start the two-legged tie in Germany. Schalke will meet with Manchester city at the Veltins-Arena. And the leading bookmakers practically do not doubt that victory will take home the bulls. Why does the football community think so? Now we will try to explain.
Vice-champion of the Bundesliga frankly fails the current season. After twenty rounds of the wards Domenico Tedesco with difficulty climbed to the twelfth position. There was a time when they all were in the relegation zone. But now we can safely say that Schalke will fly past the European Cup next season.
But in the Champions League, the Pitmen managed to prove themselves last fall. They took second place in the group, where it competed with Porto, Galatasaray and Lokomotiv. And with a very sane result: three wins, two draws and one defeat. But in one-eighth they have to make an incredible pass current champion of England.
PEP Guardiola's team continues to compete with Liverpool for the championship at Albion. The head coach of the bulls is confident that his players are ready to fight in all tournaments and will not wash away the Champions League for the defence of the title at home. Recall that at the beginning of February, Manchester city caught up with the "Scousers" on points, but Liverpool have a game in stock.
Also the bulls want to achieve maximum success in the Champions League. In the last season they stopped the performance on the stage of the finals. And it is symbolic that drove the "Sheikhs" just after Liverpool...
Looking at the current state of the teams, we have no doubt that the British will move forward confidently. Yes in the first match of the confrontation with Schalke they will prevail. Our forecast – a victory of Manchester city.