Schalke 04 vs Real Madrid 02/26/2014 Free UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick and Preview
Real Madrid vs Schalke 04
Wednesday 26th February 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Schalke 04 8/1 Draw 7/2 Real Madrid 1/2 See the Latest Odds
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The last game in the last sixteen see's one of the favourites for the competition Real Madrid travel to Germany to take on an inform Schalke 04 team. Real Madrid's star man Cristiano Ronaldo had an enforced break as he sat out the last three Spanish La Liga games through suspension. Ronaldo is the fulcrum, the catalyst and the star of this Madrid team. His goalscoring is phenomenal and Schalke have the pleasure of meeting him after a couple of weeks rest. With Gareth Bale starting to find his form and Benzema finding the net there is a real Buzz around this Madrid team and I am sure Carlo Ancelotti will be enjoying his time as boss of these Galacticos.
Schalke welcomed back Klass Jan Huntelaar and Julian Draxler from injury recently and both are stars in the game. Draxler a star in the making perhaps destined for a bigger club and Huntelaar a prolific goalscorer who actually spent some time at Madrid before his current stint in Schalke. WIth Jefferson Far Fan maurading on the wing there is plenty of attacking talent here in this Schalke team and I think we will see a wide open game.
There is not much value in the markets here as I think the bookmakers have the markets priced up very well, I've had a look though and I think taking over 1.5 goals in the first half looks to be a good bet. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo