Match Preview and Betting Odds: Schalke vs. Galatasaray - UEFA Champions League - March 12th, 2013

Schalke 04 are hosts to Galatasaray in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen at 20:45 CET. The score in Istanbul was 1-1.

Lets look at the odds right away:

To Qualify
Schalke 2/5
Galatasaray 2/1

A $100 bet on Schalke to qualify would yield $40 in profit while the same bet on Galatasaray would yield $200 if successful.

Schalke vs. Galatasaray - UEFA Champions League - Logos

Schalke are favourites to qualify to the quarter-finals.

Schalke have found their form again it seems. After a draw in Istanbul, Schalke won their next three games in the Bundesliga including a big win vs. second place Borussia Dortmund. Schalke are in 4th place in the German league after 25 matches.

Galatasaray have four points out of their last three domestic league (Super Lig) matches and they most recently lost at home to ninth place Genclerbirligi. Galatasaray are at the top of the tables with 44 points after 24 matches.

Schalke seem to be gaining momentum again in the second half of the season while Galatasaray have been on and off since adding Wesley Sneider and Didier Drogba to their lineup. Can the Turkish champions get it together before the upcoming match in Gelsenkirchen?

Eyes on Tuesday will be on the Turkish international and Galatasaray midfielder Hamit Altintop who was born in Gelsenkirchen and played for Schalke between 2003 and 2007.

Enjoy the match!