Shakhtar and Manchester city are the Champions and advanced to the group stage of the Champions League, bypassing the qualifying rounds. Football fortune is obviously not indifferent to these teams, as it brings them in the same Champions League group for the third time in a row.
Representatives of both teams were unhappy with this fact, saying that in the Champions League I want to play with different opponents. Recall that in the 2017/18 season, Shakhtar and Manchester city exchanged victories, which allowed them to step together in the playoffs of the Champions League.
Last season no intrigue in the confrontation of these clubs was not and Manchester city twice won the confidence of the citizens of Donetsk with a total score of 9:0.
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- The coefficients and forecast
Shakhtar last season for the third consecutive time became the champion of Ukraine and is now at the end of 7 rounds in the championship is already becoming clear that the Donetsk players are likely to again become the best team in the country.
Shakhtar have won all 7 games ahead of closest pursuer in the face of “Gums” on 7 points. The fact that the second in the standings is not “Dynamo” should reassure Shakhtar.
The big advantage over rivals in the domestic League will allow Luis Castro safely carry out rotation in the League and to approach the Champions League in good form.
Note that the serious losses from Shakhtar there. There were doubts that injured Tyson will be able to play, but Castro was at the press conference said that the Brazilian is ready to play.
As for composition, the basis is unlikely to appear Butko and Linnet. The latter, most likely as a substitute in the second half. Instead of the Aunt failed the match with Zorya should appear Solomon.
Manchester city are looking to the Champions League after a sensational defeat from “Norwich” in the championship with the score 2:3 and the distance between the “Manchester city” and “Liverpool” has increased to 5 points.
In a match with “Norwich”, “Manchester city” in a familiar manner, played total football, but in the end left with nothing, although the chances to score was a lot. It is difficult to say what will help the Ukrainian team, the defeat of “Norwich”. On the contrary, Manchester city will be even angrier.
Despite this defeat Guardiola’s charges are the most productive in the Premier League, scoring 16 goals in 5 matches. Have the British and personnel losses.
Will not play against Shakhtar stones, Laporte and Foden. But Mendy from his injury recovered, but his positions will play a more stable Zinchenko.
For Zinchenko match with “Shakhtar” is special, as he played for the youth club to the Donetsk team.
The coefficients and forecast
I advise you to put on TB 3. In the last 4 meetings this bet lost only once. For this match the teams are without serious losses, therefore they are worth waiting for effective football.
Shakhtar, Manchester city, preaching an attacking football and are the highest-scoring teams in their leagues. Most likely, in a personal meeting goals will be scored a lot.