Formidable form Manchester City have only lost one of their 10 previous home meetings with German opponents in all European competitions (W7 D2), a 1-3 reverse in the 2013-14 Champions League group stages against Bayern Munich.
Good luck charm Man City boss Pep Guardiola has never lost to Schalke as a manager in seven previous clashes in all competitions, winning five and drawing two.
Danger men Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has scored in each of his last three Champions League games (three goals) and is looking to score in four in a row in the competition for the first time.
Leroy Sane has scored three goals in Manchester City’s last two Champions League games, as many as he had scored in his first 17 appearances in the competition for the Citizens and former side FC Schalke 04 combined beforehand.
City to win is @1/7 on, Shalke to win is 18/1 and the draw is @13/2.
Looking for value means being a tad more specific, so City to win by 2 goals @3/1 appeals.