This one is very evenly poised as Valencia are a team which are very strong at home, just like any good spanish team they like to play good football and have loads of possession and will be hosting German side in the first leg which give Schalke the small advantage of playing the the 2nd leg at home. Both teams had a good group stages with Valencia qualifying as the runners up to Manchester united while Schalke had surprisingly good season as the top their group.
Valencia were in the same group as United and Rangers and they were pretty comfortable againt Manchester United in both the games and they will be looking to get a lead in the home leg so that things will be managable in the 2nd leg which will be in Germany infront of a hostile Schalke support. FC Schalke will be looking to take full advantage of playing the 2nd leg at home and spoil things for Valenicia in the first leg.
Valencia vs FC Schalke Predictions:
Both teams have been playing rally good football of late and this tie is very evenly poised, although Im going with a Schalke win in both the matches, in my openion Valencia lack the killer instinct in front of goal while Schalke have that in abundance with Huntelaar and Raul leading the line for them