Schalke vs Lokomotiv Moscow
UEFA – Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK
Venue: VELTINS-Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
Schalke 04 have made the top 2 spot in Group D and have no chance of challenging Porto at the top on the final day of the group stage, as they host Lokomotiv Moskva with no high stakes involved – at least not on their end.
Die Konigsblauen have been quite unpredictable lately and their convincing 5-2 win over Nurnberg was also their only one in the last five outings, with three losses and a draw also on the records. They have a tough clash against Borussia Dortmund on the schedule beforehand and Lokomotiv will now want to capitalize on such circumstances, looking to challenge the spot in Europa League knock-out stages now.
Red and Greens have struggled on the road lately and although they have a lot more to play for at this point, this does feel more worrying. They’ve been beaten by Porto and Spartak in three trips and only held off Rubin Kazan in the process, as finding a cure for such troubles looks an essential task for Yury Semin.
Schalke vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Head-to-head
Schalke secured the points in Moscow with a single and late goal from Weston McKennie.
Lokomotiv have been scoring goals recently, despite no great consistency, and will want to capitalize now.
Die Konigsblauen have suffered just one loss in their last five home games coming into the weekend clash against BVB.
Schalke vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Prediction
We will now back Lokomotiv to surprise the home side and snatch a point at VELTINS-Arena, where a Draw comes at 3.40 and looks great value for those hoping for an exciting game tough to turn any way through most part of the contest.
We do believe we’re in for goals, though, and the visitors will have to go for goals on the day. With that in mind, we’ll now also back a YES on Both teams to score at 1.80, which has caught the eye of many in the know with both sides struggling to keep clean sheets recently.
Schalke vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.40 (12/5)
Both teams to score YES @ 1.80 (4/5).