Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 20:00 Hrs

Venue: Etihad Stadium

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Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Manchester City face Shakhtar Donetsk at the Etihad Stadium on 26/09/17 in the second fixture of the Champions League group stages. City were in inspired form at the weekend, beating Crystal Palace 5-0 as Shakhtar ran out 4-2 winners away to Zirka in their domestic league. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Man City have been tremendous in the weeks prior to this match and I’m expecting that form to continue once again here.

Man City win to nil - 11/10
Man City to win both halves - 11/10
Man City to win 4-0 - 9/1

Manchester City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Manchester City have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 2 games against Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Shakhtar Donetsk have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 2 games against Manchester City

AVG Goals

2.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Manchester City Form Guide

Manchester City Team Logo

Manchester City

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
L H

21-07-2018

Champions Cup

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

26-07-2018

Champions Cup

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

29-07-2018

Champions Cup

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

05-08-2018

Community Shield

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

12-08-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-08-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 6 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

D A

25-08-2018

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

15-09-2018

Premier League

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

19-09-2018

Champions League Grp. F

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

Shakhtar Donetsk Form Guide

Shakhtar Donetsk Team Logo

Shakhtar Donetsk

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
L H

21-07-2018

Super Cup

Dynamo Kyiv Team Logo Dynamo Kyiv

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

25-07-2018

Premier League

Desna Team Logo Desna

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

29-07-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Kyiv Team Logo Arsenal Kyiv

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

03-08-2018

Premier League

Dynamo Kyiv Team Logo Dynamo Kyiv

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Premier League

Vorskla Team Logo Vorskla

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

18-08-2018

Premier League

FC Lviv Team Logo FC Lviv

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

24-08-2018

Premier League

Olimpik Donetsk Team Logo Olimpik Donetsk

FT 2 - 5

(HT 1 - 4)

W H

01-09-2018

Premier League

Mariupol Team Logo Mariupol

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

15-09-2018

Premier League

FC Olexandria Team Logo FC Olexandria

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

19-09-2018

Champions League Grp. F

Hoffenheim Team Logo Hoffenheim

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

Manchester City Preview

It may have taken 44 minutes for them to find the breakthrough, but Manchester City well and truly put Crystal Palace to the sword once Leroy Sane opened the scoring in their meeting on Saturday. Raheem Sterling scored twice inside the first 15 minutes of the second half to put City comfortably out of sight, before Sergio Aguero and Fabian Delph added strikes to make it yet another convincing victory for Pep Guardiola’s side. Prior to this game, they have won four of their last five fixtures by score lines of 5-0, 4-0, 6-0 and 5-0, with a total of 22 goals scored in their previous five in all competitions. Playing at home in the Premier League was somewhat of an issue at times last season but they have gone someway to addressing that problem if their last two results are anything to go by. However, they will be looking to sustain an excellent home record from last term after winning four and drawing one of their five Champions League games at the Etihad last season which included a 3-1 victory over Barcelona. Aguero will once again be the main threat here for City, having scored seven goals in seven appearances in all competitions so far this season.

Manchester City Team News

Benjamin Mendy (knee) is unlikely to feature for City, although Vincent Kompany (calf) and Ilkay Gundogan (knee) may return.

Shakhtar Donetsk Preview

Shakhtar’s excellent start to the new season continued away to mid table outfit Zirka last time out as the Ukrainian champions claimed a 4-2 victory on their travels. Facundo Ferreyra opened the scoring inside the opening 12 minutes, but his effort was cancelled out by Hicham El Hamdaoui. However, Marlos and Ferreyra both scored before the break to make it 3-1, and although Gleb Rassadkin responded 15 minutes from time, Viktor Kovalenko scored in stoppage time to seal the victory for Shakhtar. With eight wins from their first ten league games so far, it’s been a successful opening to the defence of their league campaign, as they and Dynamo Kiev look set for another two-way tussle for the title this term. In the Champions League, Shakhtar secured arguably the shock result of matchday one of the group stages after beating Napoli 2-1 at home, leaving them and City level on three points at the top of Group F. That said, they are a side who have historically struggled away from home in this competition, having lost all three of their away group matches the last time they were at this stage of the competition in 2015.

Shakhtar Donetsk Team News

Sergey Krivtsov and Maksym Malyshev (both knee) are long-term absentees for Shakhtar and are the only unavailable players to Paulo Fonseca.

Manchester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Shakhtar Donetsk Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Sidelined Players

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