Start: 21:45, FORECAST – OVER 2,5
Schalke 04 – Sporting Lisbon result: 4:3.
This is the third game for both teams in the group stage of the Champions League. The fact is that these rivals are not yet a victory and the meeting is expected to be crucial. No doubt the Germans realize that this game is their chance to continue forward in the tournament and we believe will give everything to win it. Portuguese will also play on top of his, given that Chelsea lost at home in the last round.
Schalke 04 – of ‘Veltins Arena’ hosts are unbeaten for a very long time. Schalke 04 players always show offensive football in front of their fans and play for three points, no matter who the opponent. In the first two rounds of the group stage of the Champions League “miners” made 2 draws against Chelsea and Maribor and now need a victory to keep a good chance to qualify to the knockout tournament. We are confident that the hosts will impose pressure early in the game, and will try to lead before the break.
Sporting Lisbon – for guests only lost one match in their last ten in all competitions. This leads us to believe that they are in good shape snap. Loss to Chelsea in the group stage of the Champions League. We note that Sporting Lisbon have won their last two matches (Cup against Porto Portugal 3: 1 for a visit and against Penyafiel in Primeyra League 4: 0 also at visit). Portuguese are on the wall in the Champions League, demonstrate excellent success in attack and in our opinion will not come out as doomed in the upcoming game of ‘Veltins Arena’.
Forecast – OVER 2,5, (odds. 1.85) – these rivals have played each game in the last 10 years and therefore can not make conclusions from the statistics. The truth is that Schalke 04 play very much at home and will certainly pursue victory in the meeting. Pay attention to the fact that Sporting Lisbon demonstrate excellent success in attack, especially away from home. Our team is of the opinion that the hosts are favorites for the three points, but do not underestimate the guests who are able to realize at least 1-2 goals in the net of the Germans. We expect an interesting clash with hits in both doors. Pick – over 2.5 goals.