Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City
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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Shakhtar and Man City met last season in the Champions League group stage, and they got one win each. Now, these two sides are coming into this match after a series of excellent results. They haven’t lost for a long time, and they intend to extend that streak no matter what.
Shakhtar didn’t win in the first two games, as they recorded two draws and they now sit at the third place of Group F. City has one win and loss apiece, but we have to say that they struggled against Hoffenheim when they posted that only triumph. Both sides won in the domestic championship before this event, Shakhtar defeated Desna with 1:0, while City demolished Burnley with 5:0.
Paulo Fonseca has found perfect chemistry for this team. Currently, the Miners have 12 matches in a row in which they haven’t lost, and they have enormous confidence. The attacking part of the squad is working like a Swiss clock, and Shakhtar has only two games since the season opener in which they didn’t score twice. In total, the overall score is 9 wins and 3 draws with the goal-difference of 34:9. Like always, the Ukrainian powerhouse plays very attractive football, with lots of chances and nice moves, and they prefer to rely upon offense. With Fonseca in charge, we believe that this team has a lot to show in this season, and it is our suggestion to monitor Miners closely this season. In the last seven events they played, five ended with over 2.5 goals, and Shakhtar always scored first.
For a brief moment, especially after Citizens lost to Lyon at home the pundits thought that Guardiola’s machinery is going to collapse. After only one bad game. Of course, the Sky-Blues recovered quickly and kept on pounding in the same rhythm, even in the games in which they didn’t win easily. Now, here is a thing that nobody recognizes. Most of the fans think that Man City is predominantly an attacking team. And their defense doesn’t get credits they deserve. Check this out, in the last six events they played, Walker and the boys kept a clean sheet on five occasions. And that one goal against Hoffenheim happened within the first 60 seconds. The overall efficiency of the games City plays is very efficient, and just two in the last nine hadn’t seen over 2.5 goals.
Latest Team News
Taison is out for the hosts. It is a huge blow, but the Miners will have to get over it. Meanwhile, Dentinho is back in action, and he might be in the protocol. City has three players who will not be eligible in Ukraine. Claudio Bravo, Gundogan, and Danilo.
Last season we witnessed two very exciting and dynamic games between the two sides. City won 2:0 at Etihad, but to be honest, Shakhtar gave them a hard time. The Miner eventually got their revenge, with a win in Ukraine, 2:1.
Odds and Predictions
If you bet that the hosts are going to win, and they do that, your stake will be multiplied 9 times. A draw is set at 5.25, while City’s triumph is 1.36.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City | Top Betting Tip: Manchester City (2-3)
This should be an efficient match, and there is no doubt about it. It is why we strongly suggest betting on high efficiency. Over 2.5 goals are certain. But our team is aware that the odds for that are low, which is why we want to encourage you to go with more goals, over 3.5 for example, or with over 1.5 HT. For us, it is the bet of the day. Both sides play open and aggressive football, and they never calculate. That is why expect them to go strong right from the beginning. It is not anything strange to see that kind of efficiency when there are such potent attacks on the field. About the final outcome, City is the absolute favorite, and there are no debates over that. Last year the Miners did win here, but the history will not repeat itself this time, Shakhtar – Manchester City 2:3.