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 scored over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

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

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

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

AVG Goals

3.5

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

8

Draw

1

Lost

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)

W H

23-09-2018

Premier League

Chornomorets Odessa Team Logo Chornomorets Odessa

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Manchester City Form Guide

Manchester City Team Logo

Manchester City

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
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)

W A

22-09-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

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

2.5

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

2.6

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

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