Lyon – Shakhtar Donetsk SOCCER PICKS
By date 2 of Group F in the UEFA Champions League, they face Lyon (France) against Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine).
In my opinion, one of the most disproportionate parties, taking into account the setting of the quotas by the bookies.
And it was not long before Lyon had a share 2, playing at home, against a Ukrainian rival who is master (along with Dinamo Kiev) of a league economically beaten after the “revolution”.
Yes, Shakhtar has had good matches, and in Europe everyone knows him by name and surname. But, it is Lyon who is in front.
Lyon is a giant kills by nature, and these games are the ones you like the most. They take it with patience, and they are the parties where the 3 points are obligatory.
Playing at home, it is expected a team that carries a quiet proposal, knowing that 1-0 is the best way to route the task. After this, it will be seen, depending on how the Ukrainian table reacts.
The Donetsk failed in the initial plan, which was to beat the direct rival of the group (Hoffenheim). That tie to 2 goals reduces their chances, because the other rival of the group is an English team known as Manchester City.
This match is to kill or die for the Ukrainians. Lyon is now its direct rival (hence the even odds). But, knowing that the draw does not work for them, and that they have to leave, the open field for Lyon is a temptation.