Schalke 04 welcomes Porto

Schalke 04 welcomes Porto in a game from Group D of the UEFA Champions League. Let’s examine this match at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen in our predictions football 1×2 for today.

Schalke 04 returns to the Champions League after finishing second in the Bundesliga last season. The Royal Blues made a great campaign in the German league, being bettered only by the champion Bayern Munich. Now Schalke once again have enough confidence to chase something more in the competition. We can say that their group is not really that difficult, so Schalke have realistic chances to aim for a 1/8-finals qualification.

In the Bundesliga Schalke didn’t start very well the new season, though. The Royal Blues are currently in the relegation zone of the league, without a point in the first three rounds. Schalke lost three times in a row against Wolfsburg, Hertha and Borussia M’gladbach. Clearly Domenico Tedesco’s team have some serious issues at the moment and they are desperate for a solid performance against Porto. A win in the Champions League could change a lot of things for Schalke at the moment.

Porto on the other hand started the new season in the Primeira Liga with three wins from four matches played. The Dragons are currently 4th in the league standings, being on just a point behind the leader Benfica. In their last game in the domestic league, Porto achieved a 3-0 win at home against Moreirense. Hector Herrera, Vincent Aboubakar and Moussa Marega scored the winning goals for the Dragons.

These are our predictions football 1×2 for today for the Champions League clash from Group D between Schalke 04 and Porto. The German team is in a serious crisis since the start of the season, so let’s see if Porto will be able to use this in their favour.