Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction & Match Preview

Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).

Manchester City are probably in revenge mode. After the setback they experienced in the Premier League, Pep Guardiola’s men will be determined to make their European campaign a grand success. Considering their home advantage, and their overall domination over Shakhtar, the win should probably side with the Citizens.

Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reverse fixture ended in a 0-3 win on the road, for City.
  • The Manchester outfit is on a three-match winning run.
  • Pep Guardiola’s men recorded a combined scorecard of 12-0, from the past three games.
  • Shakhtar have failed to keep a clean sheet against this opponent in the last five meetings.
  • The combined scorecard for the previous two clashes at this stadium is 8-0, in favor of City.

Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction

Manchester City lost what was practically an EPL title-decider, or probably a fixture that could set the tone for the rest of their league campaign, the last match-day. At the famed Anfield, City had to endure two quick-fire goals from Fabinho, and Mohammed Salah, which put Liverpool firmly in control. Later, Sadio Mane added the third at the start of the second half, to take the three points on offer, with a 3-1 scorecard.

Meanwhile, Shakhtar had to dig deep to find the win at their home, against Dynamo Kyiv, the previous game week. They had scored an early goal but found it hard to improve their lead. Towards the end of the fixture, the hosts were reduced to ten on the field, and they still held on against Dynamo, to register a slender 1-0 victory.

This match-day, the overwhelming favorites are easily Manchester City. They are already at the top of the table, and they even had recorded a 0-3 win on the road in the reverse fixture. Moreover, they have the home advantage, and this will be an opportunity for the team to make a statement after their loss to Liverpool.

In addition, the Citizens have dominated this rival in such an authoritarian manner, that the combined scorecard for the prior three meetings is 12-0. At this venue, in fact, Guardiola’s men are yet to concede a goal as well.

Taking into account all these factors, rightfully expect a huge and convincing victory for Manchester City.

Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tips

  • Half Time/ Full Time: Manchester City/ Manchester City @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Manchester City to Win & Over 3.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).