Manchester City face Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday night, a clash between the two winners on match-day one of Group F. This article contains our Man City vs Shakhtar Donetsk betting preview with predictions, betting tips, starting lineups, team news, enhanced odds, bookie promotions and no deposit bonuses on the Champions League!
MANCHESTER CITY vs SHAKHTAR DONETSK BETTING PREVIEWManchester City are in stunning form. They have won their last 5 games after the international break, scoring 22 goals in the process. This run includes a 5-0 over Liverpool, a 6-0 away at Watford and a 5-0 win over Crystal Palace in Premier League. Furthermore, they made a sensational start to their Champions League campaign when thrashing 4-0 Feyenoord in Holland two weeks ago.
Gabriel Jesus has been rested over the weekend and is expected to start alongside Sergio Aguero up front. Bernardo Silva is likely to replace Kevin De Bruyne or David Silva in Pep Guardiola's 4-1-3-2 starting system. Fernandinho will retain his starting berth as defensive shield in midfield. Vincent Kompany, Ilkay Gundogan and Benjamin Mendy are all carrying knocks, with Danilo in line to replace the latter at left-back.
Shakhtar Donetsk upset Napoli in their group-stage opener, winning 2-1 a tough contest. So far this season they have lost just one of their twelve games played in all competitions. Only two of their first 11 matches this season did they fail to find the net twice. Anyway, heir away form in Europe is very poor - last season, they lost all their Champions League games without scoring. Furthermore, Shakhtar Donetsk have not won any of their six previous European matches away to English opponents, losing five and drawing one.
The Ukrainian side is without captain Darijo Srna after he shockingly failed a drugs test last week, with Bogdan Butko in line to cover for the Croat at right-back. Facundo Ferreira will spearhead the attack as usual, supported by three offensive midfielders - Taison, Bernard and Marlos. In midfield, Fred and Taras Stepanenko are expected to play from the off. Maksim Malyshev and Sergey Krivtsov remain out through injury.
MANCHESTER CITY vs SHAKHTAR DONETSK PROBABLE LINEUPS
Shakhtar Donetsk (4-2-3-1): Pyatov; Butko, Ordets, Rakitskyi, Ismaily; Fred, Stepanenko; Marlos, Taison, Bernard; Ferreyra.
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MANCHESTER CITY vs SHAKHTAR DONETSK PREDICTIONS
|OUR BETTING TIP
|Shakthar Donetsk +2 Handicap
|Both teams to score
|3-2 Correct Score
|Gabriel Jesus anytime goalscorer
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