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

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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Shakhtar Donetsk host Manchester City at the Oblazny SportKomplex Metalist on 06/12/17 as the home side look to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League. Shakhtar defeated Veres 2-0 in their last outing, as City fought from behind to win 2-1 against West Ham. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

For Manchester City, there is no real motivation for them to win here and we can expect to see a rotated squad. Despite that, there is real quality in this squad and I’m expecting City to come away from this game with a point.

Draw - 12/5
Both teams to score YES - 4/6

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

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

Manchester City scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Shakhtar Donetsk Form Guide

Shakhtar Donetsk Team Logo

Shakhtar Donetsk

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
D H

28-10-2017

Premier League

Stal Kamianske Team Logo Stal Kamianske

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-11-2017

Champions League Grp. F

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

05-11-2017

Premier League

Mariupol Team Logo Mariupol

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

17-11-2017

Premier League

FC Olexandria Team Logo FC Olexandria

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

21-11-2017

Champions League Grp. F

SSC Napoli Team Logo SSC Napoli

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

25-11-2017

Premier League

Olimpik Donetsk Team Logo Olimpik Donetsk

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

29-11-2017

Cup

Veres Rivne Team Logo Veres Rivne

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

02-12-2017

Premier League

Veres Rivne Team Logo Veres Rivne

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

06-12-2017

Champions League Grp. F

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

10-12-2017

Premier League

Zorya Team Logo Zorya

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Manchester City Form Guide

Manchester City Team Logo

Manchester City

Won

9

Draw

0

Lost

1
W A

28-10-2017

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

01-11-2017

Champions League Grp. F

SSC Napoli Team Logo SSC Napoli

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

05-11-2017

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

18-11-2017

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

21-11-2017

Champions League Grp. F

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

26-11-2017

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

29-11-2017

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-12-2017

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

06-12-2017

Champions League Grp. F

Shakhtar Donetsk Team Logo Shakhtar Donetsk

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

10-12-2017

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Shakhtar Donetsk Preview

Shakhtar Donetsk extended their lead at the top of the Ukrainian Premier League to four points after defeating Veres 2-0 at home. After a goalless first period, Shakhtar ended up cruising to a comfortable home victory, taking the lead from the penalty spot through Marlos. Then, with fifteen minutes remaining, Facundo Ferreyra netted Shakhtar’s second of the afternoon to make it three wins in a row for Paulo Foncesca’s men. Manchester City have been far and away the best team in this Champions League group, leaving this as still a huge task for Shakhtar to progress. The Ukrainian side knew they needed just a point from their final two group games to qualify for the last 16, but their 3-0 loss away to Napoli last time out has left them with real added pressure laying on this one. Napoli face Feyenoord away from home and, given their form in Serie A this season, can only assume that they will pick up three points in this fixture. However, Shakhtar have won each of their two home games in the Champions League this season and only Real Madrid and PSG have won their in the previous three years.

Shakhtar Donetsk Team News

Sergey Krivtsov and Maksym Malyshev (both knee) are ruled out, while Taison (hamstring) is also a doubt.

Manchester City Preview

Despite not playing up to the levels shown already this season, Manchester City again came through with a 2-1 victory in the Premier League last time out, this time defeating West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium. Angelo Ogbonna gave the Hammers a shock lead just before half-time, but once more Pep Guardiola saw an improved second-half performance from his team turn the game on its head. Nicolas Otamendi dragged City level twelve minutes after the break, before David Silva netted the winning goal seven minutes from time to make it an outstanding 20 wins in a row in all competitions. With the Manchester derby to come at the weekend, City obviously have bigger fish to fry than this particular contest, as is highlighted by their squad selection here. Youngsters Daniel Grimshaw, Tosin Adarabioyo, Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz have all been included, while the likes of Claudio Bravo, Yaya Toure and Bernardo Silva could all feature. Winning both of their Champions League away games so far this season, scoring four goals in each game. They are also still yet to drop points away from home, though this will be a real test of their resolve.

Manchester City Team News

Kevin De Bruyne is suspended, while John Stones (hamstring), Benjamin Mendy (cruciate ligament) and David Silva (knock) are out through injury.

Shakhtar Donetsk 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

Manchester City 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

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Sidelined Players

Shakhtar Donetsk
17 Maksym Malyshev Injured
4 Sergey Krivtsov Injured
Manchester City
5 John Stones Injured
22 Benjamin Mendy Injured
17 Kevin de Bruyne Suspended

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Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player m kg
30 GK Andriy Pyatov 190 84
2 LB Bohdan Butko 180 68
18 CD Ivan Ordec 191 82
44 CD Yaroslav Rakitskiy 180 70
31 RB Ismaily 176 78
6 CDM Taras Stepanenko 181 75
8 CDM Fred 169 -
11 CM Marlos 174 70
7 CM Taison 172 68
10 CM Bernard 168 63
19 CF Facundo Ferreyra 186 83
No. Pos Player m kg
31 GK Ederson Moraes 188 86
3 LB Danilo 184 78
15 CD Eliaquim Mangala 188 76
24 CD Oluwatosin 'Tosin' Adarabioyo 189 78
47 RB Phil Foden - -
8 CM Ilkay Guendogan 180 80
25 CM Fernandinho 179 67
42 CM Yaya Toure 188 90
33 CF Gabriel Jesus 175 73
20 LF Bernardo Silva 173 62
19 RF Leroy Sane 183 75