FC Schalke 04 – FC Porto Tip 18.09.2018Betting Tips Europe Champions League Tips and Odds Football tips
With Lokomotiv Moscow, the Royal Blues got the wish-less from all teams from Lostopf 1. Also, the teams of FC Porto and Galatasaray Istanbul are beatable and altogether the constellation in group D allows a lot. All four clubs may calculate legitimate chances to progress. Thanks to international experience, we see Porto at an advantage. Behind them, the squares actually have no bad chances to grab the 2nd place. Especially, in the heated away game on the Bosporus, the young team of Domenico Tedesco is put to the test.
So, FC Schalke 04 welcome the team of FC Porto in an important game for the home side. Meanwhile, the game will be held in VELTINS-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Interestingly, the major referee who was assigned into the game is Jesus Gil Manzano, Spain. Moreover, the average yellow cards in this amazing contest about 5.64, therefore, our first expectation must be Over 3.5 cards but we don’t think so, that’s why we prefer to bet on Under 3.5 cards.
Schalke 04 has reached the knockout stages of the Champions League in each of their previous five clashes, with their best performance dating back to 2010-11 - semi-finals, while FC Porto has made it to the Champions League group phase for the 23rd time, which equals the record held by Barcelona and Real Madrid. They have not progressed further than the quarter-finals since they lifted the trophy in 2004. Schalke 04 has only won three of th encounters 10 Champions League group phase games (Draws 3 Losses 4) but did win their most recent game in the competition, 1:0 in Slovenia at Maribor. The German team has lost to Portuguese sides in three of the last four clashes in major European competition.
Of their previous 14 Champions League events with German opposition, FC Porto has only ever drawn on one occasion (Wins 9 Losses 4), a 1:1 draw with Bayern Munich in April 2000 during a quarter final clash. This is Schalke boss Domenico Tedesco’s first Champions League campaign as a manager. The 32-year-old only has one season under his belt as boss of a top-flight side, with Schalke in 2017-18.
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