Manchester City vs Shakhtar Betting Tips
Manchester City host Ukraine’s Shakthar Donetsk on Wednesday, November 7, in a clash for the fourth round of group F of the 2018/2019 European Champions League, the first of the second round. At Ethirad Stadium, the game is scheduled to start at 18h (Brasília time).
The English lead the key with six points earned. They are followed by the Frenchmen of Lyon, with five. The Ukrainians are in third position next to Hoffenheim, Germany, with two.
The Manchester Blues established on Sunday, November 4, a series of ten undefeated matches. They reached the ninth win with a 6-1 win over Southampton, also at Ethirad Stadium, for the eleventh round of the English Premier League.
By reaching 29 points (nine wins and two draws) Pep Guardiola’s men also took the lead in the English Premier League. They are two ahead in comparison to Chelsea and Liverpool, their two closest pursuers.
To face Shakhtar, the Spanish coach will not be able to count on Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne. After staying about two months away from a knee injury, the athlete has returned to suffer bruising in the region and now the estimate is that he will be off the field for about six weeks.
It is not the only casualty. The German Ilkay Gundogan, also of the sector, follows the care of the medical department. Also in the infirmary Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and Argentine defender Nicolas Otamenti.
Manchester City’s 3-0 home defeat was the ‘point out of the curve’ of Shakthar’s recent campaign, which in the wake of the last ten matches has garnered six wins and three draws.On Saturday, November 3, at home, the victory was more significant for having been achieved in the classic with Dynamo Kyiv. Shakthar scored 2-1 to extend their lead in the Ukrainian Championship. He reached 37 points (12 wins, one draw and one loss) leaving Dinamo parked in the 29 points in second place.
On Wednesday, October 31, the team had already outgrown a local rival in the Ukrainian Cup. Olimpik Donetsk will make it 3-2 and ensure the passage to the quarterfinals. The opponent will still be defined by lottery.
Coached by Portuguese coach Paulo Fonseca, the Ukrainian team’s most likely goal in the Champions League is the third-place playoff, which would promote the relegation to the Europa League in the second half of the season.
For this, the coach will have to deal with two probable casualties in the confrontation of this Wednesday. They should stay out of the confrontation, due to injuries, Brazilian strikers Tayson and Fernando.
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This is the second season followed that the teams share the same group in the Champions League. In the previous, the City won by 2 to 0 in Manchester and lost by 2 to 1 in Ukraine.Shakthar Donestsk is a well-organized tactical team that has been able to participate competitively in European tournaments. However, before Manchester City does not present enough resources so that it can be considered a threat. In this way, the prognosis in the victory of the English team is the best option for the confrontation.
Bet Tips: Manchester City