Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City Prediction & Betting Tips, 18th September 201916th September 2019 / lee
Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City Champions League Preview, 18th September 8.00pm
Manchester City are one of the front runners for the UEFA Champions League title this season. They have an away game in Kharkiv to start with as they take on Shakhtar Donetsk. City have won three of the four previous meetings. This is the third time in a row that the two clubs have been paired up in the group stage. Read our Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City Betting Odds*
Man City 2/7
Shakhtar Donetsk 8/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 14th, 2019 at 5:47 p.m.)
Shakhtar Donetsk News and Form
Shakhtar Donetsk had a rough time of things against Manchester City last season in the group stage. They lost 3-0 and 6-0 against the Citizens. But it’s a new season for the Ukrainian champions so fresh optimism will be there. In last season’s group stage Shakhtar took just one win in the group, and their total of six points saw them finish third behind City and Lyon. They didn’t win a home game, losing against City but held both Lyon and Hoffenheim to a draw.
They dropped down to the Europa League and were beaten in the round of 32 by Eintracht Frankfurt 6-3 on aggregate. But their home form (although they don’t play at home because of conflict – they play in Kharkiv) is W11 D5 L2. So that’s a pretty handy record. They have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last nine European home games though. They have claimed just one win in their last nine European fixtures home and away (D4 L4).
Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City Head to Head
Man City are W3 L1 against Shakhtar
Manchester City scored 9 unanswered goals against Shakhtar last season
Shakhtar are W1 L1 at home against the Citizens
Manchester City News and Form
The Citizens are in their ninth Champions League campaign and are still looking for that elusive title. Once against the English champions go as one of the front runners to be crowned Champions. They have made it past the group stage in each of their last six campaign. Last season Man City opened with a home loss against French side Lyon but still easily did enough to top the group at the end of the day. They were eventually knocked out by Tottenham on away goals in the quarter-finals.
It is eight wins in their last 15 European matches now for the Citizens (home and away) losing six of those. So it’s not a particularly great record to be fair. Out on the road, they have taken a W4 D1 L2 record in their most recent seven. Their two road losses in that sequence happened in England (against Liverpool and Spurs). They have been to Ukraine four times before where they have collected a W2 L2 record. The Citizens will be looking for a big pick-me-up after suffering a shock Premier League defeat against Norwich on the weekend.
Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City Tips & Odds
Who will win – Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City Predictions
The Citizens had little trouble against the Ukrainians last season and they probably won’t this time around either. It should be a fairly routine away victory for the Premier League club and they are worth backing to get it to nil.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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