Robinho isn't included in the travelling squad as he has an ankle injury, and I hope that he remains injured till the Manchester derby is over. Elano is also left out of the squad, and so is Zabaleta. That's a lot of creative talent gone and I don't see a strike force of Jo and Benjani being able to step up. I think that fatigue will set in for City and Mark Hughes will probably tell them to play a low tempo game so that they can conserve their energy for the Manchester derby over the weekend. I quote ""If we take a point off Schalke and maybe get another win at home next week (against Paris St Germain) then maybe seven points will be enough,'' Hughes said", so it will be Schalke's game as City can't defend well away from home, and Schalke need to win to definitely qualify for the next round.
Roland's prediction: $5 on Schalke -0.5 @ 1.990 = $9.95