Shakhtar Donetsk – Lyon SOCCER PICKS
Shakhtar Donetsk and Olympique Lyonnais meet at Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
After 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 5 points won. In the last match, they won by (2-3) away against Hoffenheim, after in the previous match, having lost by (6-0) away with Manchester City. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last match that they disputed, for the Premier League, they won against Illichivets Mariupol by (0-3). In the last 10 home matches Shakhtar Donetsk has won 5, tied 4 and lost 1. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches for this competition.
The Shakhtar Donetsk team has the opportunity to guarantee a place in the next phase of the competition, but for this they will have to get a positive result before their fans. Acting in their domains, the Shakhtar Donetsk team must go with everything on their opponent, because they need to prevail on the field to try to control the game. In the last round, the Shakhtar Donetsk team achieved an excellent away win against Hoffenheim, by 3×2. The coach must take the field to a fairly competitive team and they will fight for the desired result throughout the 90 minutes of play.
After 1 win and 4 draws, the away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 7 points won. In the last match, they tied for (2-2) at home against Manchester City, after in the previous round they tied for (2-2) at home against Hoffenheim. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the League 1, they lost with Rennes at home (0-2). In their last away game, for the League 1, they drew by (2-2) against Lille. In the last 10 away matches Olympique Lyonnais has won 4, tied 3 and lost 3.
In this competition, they tied the last 4 matches and did not lose any of the last 5 matches they played. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in all of the last 5 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 5 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 44 of the last 63 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 5 games in which they suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 13 away matches for all competitions: they have suffered 7 of their 20 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
If the competition ended today, the Lyon team would be qualified for the next stage, but the reality is not that, so you need to achieve at least a draw away from home to confirm your classification. The Lyon team will have to show good football, knowing how to score with great intensity and at the same time looking for spaces to try to fit their counterattacks and try to decide the game in their favor. In the last round, the team of Lyon ended up being only for a draw at home with Manchester City, by the score of 2×2. The coach must not have important absences for this game, so he will go to the field with his main players.