Real Madrid have only ever won in Germany once. Will they double their tally at Gelsenkirchen? Joe Short has all the pre-match stats...
10. Schalke and Real Madrid have never met in European competition. However, Madrid do boast a W21 D9 L20 record against German clubs and are 1.45 to win on Wednesday night.
9. Of Madrid’s 21 wins over German clubs, just one of those has come in Germany (at Bayer Leverkusen in 2000). Schalke are 2.85 to win/draw on the Double Chance.
8. Schalke’s 0-0 draw with Mainz last Friday ended the Bundesliga side’s four-game winning streak that equalled their best run of form this season. Schalke are 7.20 to beat Madrid.
7. Real, meanwhile, have won 22 of their last 26 games, drawing the other four. Their last defeat was a 2-1 result at Barcelona in October and they are 2.06 to win both halves.
Watch Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 in September 2000. It remains their sole win over a German side in Germany:
6. Schalke have kept four clean sheets in their five most recent home games and are 8.50 to shut out their Spanish opposition.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo will become this season’s Champions League top scorer should he score twice on Wednesday. The Portuguese striker already has nine European goals this campaign and is 3.50 to score first.
4. Ronaldo and Angel Di Maria have recorded 46 shots between them in Europe this season, while Schalke’s Julian Draxler and Adam Szalai have just 20 combined. Madrid are 2.33 to score +2.5 goals.
3. Madrid have conceded just three goals from 14 matches in 2014 and have won their past two outings 3-0. A repeat scoreline is available at 11.00.
2. Julian Draxler is Schalke’s top scorer in the 2013/14 Champions League with three goals. He is 5.75 to net on Wednesday.
1. Gareth Bale has scored 12 goals in 22 appearances for Real and three in his last five outings. The Welsh winger is 5.25 to score last.