This week, international club football is back in the spotlight – in the premier league as well as in the Europa League, the fifth game day is on the program. After the first teams have already secured the wintering, more teams will secure the ticket for the KO phase these days.
Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Predictions and Odds
This opportunity is the English champions Manchester City and the Guardiola Elf is enough on Tuesday evening, a simple point win. At the Etihad Stadium of the Citizens, a duel between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk!
Ten out of twelve possible points are at the Skyblues from England on the credit side and thus leads the Guardiola Elf the table of Group C sovereign. In second place are the Ukrainian guests, who have so far collected only five points. Nevertheless, the Ukrainian series champion has best chances of the round of 16! However, a point win in the almost overpowering opponent from England can not be calculated.
Manchester City – Statistics & Current Form
Manchester City lost their first point on matchday four of the current Champions League season, but still wrote the story of the match day in person for Kyle Walker. Kyle Walker was the first English goalkeeper in three years to hold a ball in the Champions League. Kyle Walker goalkeeper? Ederson was injured in the half-time and Claudio Bravo was sent off in the closing phase with red. Walker held on to victory and even excelled in two parades.
By the first point loss the Citizens missed the early qualification for the KO phase! However, there is no doubt that the team still reaches the round of 16 in the remaining two games. Even a point win against the Ukrainians would ensure that the Citizens book the ticket.
Many goals can be expected! Manchester City have scored no fewer than 25 goals in their last eight CL games. Between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk, there are also very low betting odds on the offer of the bookmakers.
In the premier class, it runs absolutely as desired – in the domestic championship, this can not necessarily be maintained. After 13 league games are already three losses to book – in comparison: in the entire previous year’s season, there were only four defeats. In addition, the gap to Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool FC with nine points is already considerable.
All the more important was the 2-1 home win against Chelsea on Saturday night. Despite the backlog of the Skyblues prevailed – Riyad Mahrez scored the winning goal in the ninth win of the season! City achieved a negative record in the coaching era of Guardiola – only 46.74% possession had Manchester City! As little as never before in 381 Guardiola matches!
Before the intense December (a total of six Premier League games) Pep Guardiola is certainly a little run through and hardly accumulate in best formation. However, the squad width makes it possible that the more than clear role of favorites is still justified. Nevertheless, between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk a tip on the three-way market to the hosts is not recommended.
Definitely not available is the suspended reserve goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and the injured Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko (who was up to his 14th year at Donetsk in offspring) and Leroy Sane.
Expected lineup of Manchester City:
↳ Ederson – Angelino, Stones, Otamendi, Walker – Foden, Gundogan, De Bruyne – Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Mahrez
Last matches of Manchester City:
⚽️ 11/23/2019 – Manchester City vs. Chelsea 2: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 10.11.2019 – Liverpool Vs. Manchester City 3: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 06.11.2019 – Atalanta Bergamo vs. Manchester City 1: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – Manchester City vs. Southampton 2: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 10/29/2019 – Manchester City vs. Southampton 3: 1 (League Cup)
Shakhtar Donetsk – Statistics & Current Form
Inexorably Ukrainian champion Schachtjor Donetsk is marching towards the next title. In the domestic championship this weekend was completed the 15th game day, the superior championship celebrated while a sovereign 4-1 home win against Lviv. Junior Moraes was the outstanding man in the field with a hat-trick.
The Elf of Luis Castro holds with 45 points – only in the home game against Oleksandria the “Pitmen” had to settle for a draw. The comfortable lead on capital club Dynamo Kiev is already 13 points.
Nationally, the team, which has been unbeaten in 44 league games, are outstanding and often even a solid performance is enough to secure the three points relatively easily. In the premier class, however, blowing a different wind and the Ukrainians are often considered outsiders. This is also in line with statistics that the Ukrainians have won only two of their last eleven UEFA Champions League games.
There was pure drama at the last home game in Maksimir Dinamo Zagreb. The home side drew 3-1 after 90 minutes, before the Ukrainian guests drew 3: 3 in wild final minutes. A point win that was celebrated like a victory. Finally, the Castro-Elf has won the direct comparison with the Croats and will be in the lead with equal points.
The Ukrainians should not lack self-confidence after this fall. The team hurries from success to success and can only surprise at Etihad Stadium basically. Even in a defeat will not change much in the starting position, because with a win on the final day against Atalanta Bergamo is the knockout stages (it would be the fourth in the last seven attempts) within reach.
Personnel must Luis Castro on Tuesday evening on Manor Solomon, Malyshev and Marlos renounce. Solomon and Marlos (injured and suspended) are two important offensive players, but with Junior Moraes, Tete and Taison, the Ukrainians also have a lot of quality to offer. With seven goals, the Ukrainian offensive has already convinced internationally. As a result, Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk could look forward to both teams as promising.
Expected formation of Shakhtar Donetsk:
↳ Pyatov – Ismaily, Matviienko, Kryvtsov, Dodo – Alan Patrick, Stepanenko – Taison, Kovalenko, Tete – Junior Moraes
Last matches of Shakhtar Donetsk:
⚽️ 22.11.2019 – Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Lviv 4: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 10.11.2019 – Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Dynamo Kiev 1: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 06.11.2019 – Dinamo Zagreb Vs. Shakhtar Donetsk 3: 3 (Champions League)
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – Karpaty Lviv vs. Shakhtar Donetsk 0: 3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 30.10.2019 – Dynamo Kiev vs. Shakhtar Donetsk 2: 1 (Cup)
Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
When there was the draw for the group phase of the current Champions League season, the club officials of both teams experienced a Deja-Vu. Already in the autumn of 2017 and 2018, this duel took place in the group stage. In 2017, the home team prevailed, this past autumn Pep-Elf celebrated two wins against the Ukrainian industry leader (overall score 9: 0).
In the first leg of the current season, the Ukrainians remained without their own goal and the Citizens from Manchester prevailed with 3: 0!
Manchester City vs. Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Predictions and Odds Provided by PicksSoccer.com
David against Goliath! A point win for the guests from Eastern Europe would definitely be called a surprise or even a sensation. Although Pep Guardiola is likely to go through a bit, there is no doubt about the outcome of the game. Accordingly, Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk have low odds of home victory. However, a 1.20 does not seem lucrative to us and thus alternative betting markets have to be considered.
⭐️ Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Odds & other interesting betting prediction:
Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ YES
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ NO
Key Facts – Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk tips
⭐️ With a draw, the Guardiola-Elf has the round-sixteen ticket for sure!
⭐️ In the last three games, Manchester City celebrated a zero victory!
⭐️ From 1: 3 make 3: 3 in added time – Donetsk has won the direct comparison against Dinamo Zagreb!
We have found the betting option, if both teams will score at least one goal. In the match between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk, we are predicting that both teams will score. No surprise to the home side, possibly already with the guests. The last three direct matches have won the Citizens to zero, but the guests are in great shape and have Junior Moraes a player who can make the difference at any time. For these bets we make a bet of five units!