Tonight, Manchester City will play against Schalke in the last sixteen Round of Champions League. There is no doubt that the hosts are in a pole position, so we are expecting to see them winning.
The hosts are in a great shape, having in view that they are without a loss in the lat 9 games in all competitions. They have won the first leg, 3-2, Aguero, Sane and Sterling being the scorers. Consindering home matches, Manchester City are also in a great shape, since they have been defeated in just one match out of the last 19. In 4 of the last 5 home games in Premier League, the players have scored at least 3 goals per meeting. With a 4 - 3 - 3 formation, the hosts will play with Sterling, Jesus and Sane in attack. Otamenti and Ferdinandinho are suspended and Bravo is still unfit, so they will be the missing players.
Schalke’s current shape is not a good one at all, being without a victory in the last 6 games, being defeated in 5 of them. What is more, the team didn’t manage to win any of the last 2 games against Manchester City, lossing 0-2 and 2-0. In 4 of the last 5 games in Bundesliga, they didn’t score any goal. With Burgstaller as the main striker, it is likely to see Schalke playing in a 3 - 4 - 2 - 1 formation. Due to the injuries, Schopf and Caligiuri will not play tonight.