Manchester City – Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction & Preview and Betting Tips (26.09.2017)


Prediction for Manchester City – Shakhtar Donetsk

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Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk are at Etihad Stadium in a game for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). These two teams have never faced before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this match the factor home can be decisive, since Shakhtar Donetsk presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.

Manchester City :

The home team dispute their match in Group F, having won by (0-4) in their first game in this group stage, against Feyenoord. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and abroad, since in the last 30 games has 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 33 goals scored and 15 suffered; against 11 wins and 4 draws in his stadium, with 45 goals scored and 10 suffered. In the last game that disputed, for the Premier League, won the Crystal Palace at home by (5-0). In their last 10 home games Manchester City have won 8 and 2 draws. His attack has marked regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home games there is a tendency to have goals, as 24 of their last 26 games have ended with over 1.5 goals and 17 in 26 have finished with over 2.5 goals. In 15 matches, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 comeback.

Manchester City make its 41st match in 2017, which will be their first game in their stadium in this year’s UEFA Champions League, trying to maintain the optimum performance that has presented, to conquer their second victory consecutive in the competition. The team is going through a great moment at the start of the season, because if we take into account all the competitions that it contests and the friendly matches of preparation, it has won ten of the last thirteen parties and comes from six consecutive victories. His last game was for the English championship, in which he occupies the first place of the classification, and thrashed to the Crystal Palace, at home. For this match, the technician must use the tactical scheme 4-1-4-1 or the 4-3-3, with great prominence for the good moment of form of Agüero in the attack.

Shakhtar Donetsk:

The visiting team contests their match in Group F after having won (2-1) in their first game in this group stage, against Napoli. This is a team that has curiously been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 games it registers 11 victories, 3 ties and 1 defeat as visitor; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. The team arrives to this match after a victory outside with the Zirka by (2-4). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Shakhtar Donetsk won 6, tied 3 and lost 1. The team allowed the opponent to score in 8 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In 12 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times, but got the comeback in 4.

Shakhtar Donetsk enters the field for their forty-first game this year, which will be their first away game in this group stage of the UEFA Champions League, trying to maintain the good performance that has shown, to achieve a good result in his debut away from home in this edition of the Champions League. The visiting team is having a good time at the start of the season and, if we consider all the competitions it contests and the friendly games, it has been undefeated for nine games, having defeated eight of them. His last match was for the Ukrainian championship, in which he is the leader, and beat Zirka away from home. For this match, the coach must maintain the tactical scheme in a 4-2-3-1, with highlight for Ferreyra in the attack.

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