Probable Lineups


Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(12) 10 Goals 8 (8)
(9) 6 Assists 3 (5)
(6.7) 7 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
32.3 Average Age 34.5
182.5 Average Height (cm) 186
(1.3) 1.6 Shots pg 1 (1.5)
(49%) 47% Aerial Duel Success 60% (58%)
(1.2) 0.9 Dribbles pg 1 (0.8)
(1.7) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Champions League grp. G.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Maurício Out 6.56
Player Reason Status Rating
Sead Kolasinac Out N/A
Fabian Giefer Out N/A
Jefferson Farfán Out N/A
Julian Draxler Out 7.27
Leon Goretzka Doubtful N/A
Felipe Santana Doubtful 6.74
Sidney Sam Doubtful 6.56
Joël Matip Doubtful 7.13
Kevin-Prince Boateng Doubtful 6.71

Team News

  • Mauricio will miss the visit of Schalke after being sent off when the teams met a fortnight ago.
  • Sporting have no injury concerns.
  • Roberto Di Matteo has vast injury problems for the trip to Portugal.
  • Julian Draxler is the latest addition to the injury list, with a hamstring injury ruling him out until the new year.
  • Schalke could field a similar team to that which beat Augsburg on Friday.


  • These sides shared 7 goals in a thrilling 4-3 victory for Schalke when they met a fortnight ago, and Sporting will need to exact revenge if they are to retain any chance of progressing to the knockout rounds.
  • The Portuguese side are bottom of the group with only 1 point so far and need to take all 3 here against an injury ravaged Schalke.
  • The home team have a great chance to win here and get their Champions League campaign back on track. They are much better on home soil and could sneak a narrow victory.

User Predictions

Comments (4)

  • Both teams to score & over 2.5 goals. Tough to predict 1X2. I think Sporting is closer to win. I'm afraid Schalke will play defensive football which is not good for my bet but I'm pretty sure Sporting will open Schalke's game by scoring 2 goals in their net before they realize they cannot play anti-football.

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  • Gazprom wins. Just joking. Tough to predict.