The hosts guaranteed themselves a third place in the table and a place in the Champions League for the next season; the visitors are one step away from another title.
Football betting tips
These clubs have met 57 times since 1991. Bayer won 23 matches, Schalke won 16 games, and the clubs tied 18 times. The hosts are still fighting for the Champions League, so they have to win in this match. And it is very likely that they will manage to do it against the unmotivated opponent.
If the visitors had to beat Angers, let us say, with a 5-0 score, they would have done it.
Given reliable defensive football of both teams, we will probably see a rather boring game without many goals. The hosts are stronger than their opponent, so it is likely that they will win with a difference of 1 or 2 goals.
We will see a rather tense match, where the hosts have to win in order to outrank their opponent. That’s why we shouldn’t expect too many goals, and it is likely to see a positive result of the hosts.
The visitors are in the dangerous zone now, so they must win. It is clear that they will run forward from the opening minutes, and the hosts will be able to catch them in counterattacks. I think that we will see prolific football and the goals of both teams.
The hosts are fighting for the Champions League and given their perfect results in the last games, it is very likely that they will manage to win this time. Saint-Etienne is very confident at home, so Montpellier has very small chances to gain points.
The visitors have almost lost tournament motivation, and the hosts will be able to use it. The latter need points more, so it is likely to see their aggressive playing in the attack. Standard is strong at home, so we will probably see its victory over the unmotivated opponent.
From the first minutes, no team will risk, and even more so, the one that is stronger than its opponent and plays well in its domains. I predict a clean sheet in the match at least until the 30th minute.
I predict the victory of Gremio with the strategic South American score of less than 3.5 goals. The hosts are much stronger, but the visitors are unlikely to let them hammer themselves.
At its new overcrowded stadium, Penarol will play only to win, so this match is potentially explosive. I do not know which side will gain success, but I am sure that the teams will exchange goals and even more.
Given the situation in English Premier League, the hosts may not qualify in the Champions League through this tournament. That’s why it is very likely that they will use their plan B and give all the forces for this match of Europa League, so their victory looks almost unquestionable.
Given a not very confident play of the visitors in the away matches, the hosts have rather good chances to gain the victory. Moreover, they show very good results at Mestalla, so I risk to bet on their win.
Given all the above-mentioned information, it is likely to see not very scoring football, but the hosts have to win if they want to preserve chances of leading their group in the tournament. Therefore, our bet seems rather good-looking.
Given the squad problems of the visitors, it is unlikely that they manage to get a positive result and go further. The hosts show a rather reliable game in defense, so they will probably not lose in this match.
Given the positive result of the first leg match, it is very likely that the visitors will play cautiously. They know how to play in defense, so I don’t think that the hosts will manage to score many goals.
Given the situation in the standings, it is very likely to see the victory of the hosts.
Iit is very likely that the hosts will gain one or all three points.
Guardiola certainly will not underestimate the difficulty of this match, despite the lack of Leicester’s motivation. He certainly knows how the Foxes mocked at Arsenal in the last round. Manchester City will be charged-up for the game and will do everything to prevent the loss of points.
Well, Malaga may score the hosts either. As a result, 2 goals for two teams are likely to be scored.