Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Live | UEFA Champions League | Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2018 | Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET | Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Manchester City had a successful home defeat against Lyon on the opening day of the new UCL campaign. They had two consecutive victories to climb to the top of Group F positions, while Lyon drew 3-3 against Hoffenheim in the third round.
The citizens did not have problems to assault the Ukrainian champions two weeks ago in Kharkhiv. Pep Guardiola’s team dominated and welcomed Kevin de Bruyne to the starting line for the first time this season. David Silva and Aymeric Laporte scored goals in the first period to give the City two goals before the break. Substitute Bernardo Silva set the final score just one minute after leaving the bank.
Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk: face to face
- Man City took the lead in the face-to-face match against Shakhtar Donetsk.
- The teams won only one victory each when they met in the same group as the 20117/18 campaign.
- However, we must mention that the citizens presented the reserve group during the last match in Ukraine, as they had qualified before the elimination stage.
Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Prediction
Pep Guardiola will surely send the strongest lineup possible to handle Shakhtar this time, knowing that the City still needs points to secure first place in the group. The citizens hope to have found the good form once more, after ten victories and a draw in the last eleven starts, all the competitions.
The current leaders of the Premier League stormed Southampton 6-1 on Sunday afternoon, while Raheem Sterling scored twice. Sergio Agüero, David Silva and Leroy Sane were also present on this occasion.
Shakhtar took an eight-point lead at the top of their respective leagues after a 2-1 victory against fierce rival Dynamo Kyiv on Saturday. Junior Moraes and Viktor Kovalenko scored for Paulo Fonseca’s team this time.
The difference in quality between the two teams was more than remarkable in the first match on Ukrainian territory and we can not expect anything more than the continuation of the impressive Man City series.
Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk: betting odds
- HT / FT Manchester City / Manchester City at 1.40 (2/5)
- Manchester City -2.5 handicap @ 1.95 (19/20)
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