Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium.
The Los Blancos avoided their European campaign from turning into a disaster narrowly the last match-day, as they won their pivotal game against Inter.
Now, a win this Tuesday could ensure that they will take part in the Round of 16, and should they follow it up with another win against current toppers Monchengladbach, Zinedine Zidane’s men could even become group champions.
Likely, this is a major game for the La Liga title-holders, and we can definitely count on them to arrive with their strongest line-up.
Going on – they are also taking on a team from Ukraine – whose domestic league is miles below in terms of quality, compared to the La Liga. Moreover, Zidane’s men also have a great h2h record against this opponent, as well as against other Ukrainian rivals as well.
Likely, expect the experienced Real Madrid to deliver a confidence-boosting win this Tuesday at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Hirnyky had won the reverse fixture, with a 2-3 scorecard on the road.
- However, they have lost every other match-up so far against this opponent.
- They have conceded two or more goals in 100% of encounters till now, and four or more goals in all but one meeting.
- The Royal Whites were unbeaten in 11 of their former 12 clashes against other teams from Ukraine.
- They have also scored two or more goals in five of their preceding six meetings against other teams from this country.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid: Prediction
Luis Castro’s men lost 4-0 on the road the last match-day in the competition, against Monchengladbach. In the meantime, Zidane’s men registered a 0-2 win away from home, against Inter.
Going on, Los Blancos were also unbeaten in 23 of their preceding 28 fixtures, and they remained so in 21 of their former 25 away match-ups. They are also the most successful team in the history of this tournament, and they are from the best-rated league in Europe.
On the other hand, their counterparts are from the comparatively much weaker Ukrainian top flight, and they were also winless in five of their last eight overall games, and in four of their preceding five home appearances as well.
And most importantly, the Royal Whites have a 100% winning h2h record barring their loss in the reverse fixture, and they have also dominated other teams from Hirnyky’s country over the past several years.
Taking these stats into account, expect the determined Real Madrid to deliver a compelling win this Tuesday. Do also count on them to go after a huge scoreline to avoid any risks. As such, expect goals in plenty as well.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid: Betting Tips
Real Madrid -0.5, -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 1.5 Second Half Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).