Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City were drawn in the same group of the Champions League for third year in a row and will begin their campaigns with a game between themselves on Wednesday. Given their experience in the tournament, both sides should be favorites at least on paper to qualify, as the other two sides in group C, are the debutants from Atalanta and Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last Game||Last Games||Last games home/away|
|Shakhtar Donetsk||Loss||1 W/ 0 D/ 3 L||1 W/ 0 D/ 1 L|
|Manchester City||Win||3 W/ 0 D/ 1 L||1 W/ 0 D/ 1 L|
Last game between the teams: 07.11.2018 Champions League Group stage: Manchester City – Shakhtar Donetsk 6:0; David Silva 13′, Gabriel Jesus 24′(penalty), 72′(penalty), 90′, Raheem Sterling 49′, Riyad Mahrez 84′
Last game at this venue: 23.10.2018 Champions League Group stage: Shakhtar Donetsk – Manchester City 0:3; David Silva 30′, Aymeric Laporte 35′, Bernardo Silva 71′
Worth mentioning: No draw has been registered in the four meetings between the two sides so far. Each of Manchester City’s three victories were achieved by at least two goal margins and by also keeping a clean sheet. Three of the encounters featured over 2,5 goals, while just one witnessed goals at both ends. Both matches held in Ukraine saw exactly three goals scored, with Shakhtar upsetting City 2:1 in the first one, while the English giants convincingly won last year by 0:3.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Stats
|As of 16.09||Last Game||Last 10 Games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Shakhtar Donets||Win||8 W/ 1 D/ 1 L||4 W/ 1 D/ 0 L|
|Manchester City||Loss||6 W/ 3 D/ 1 L||3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L|
Last game Shakhtar Donetsk: 14.09.2019 Ukrainian League: Shakhtar Donetsk – Zorya Luhansk 4:3; Taison 42′, Marlos 54′, Junior Moraes 61′, 89′; Vladlen Yurchenko 10′, Vladyslav Kochergin 35′, Bogdan Lednev 86′
Top performers Shakhtar Donetsk: Junior Moraes 7 goals 3 assists, Marlos 5 goals 2 assists, Taison 3 goals 4 assists.
Last game Manchester City: 14.09.2019 Premier League: Norwich – Manchester City 3:2; Kenny McLean 18′, Todd Cantwell 28′, Teemu Pukki 50′; Sergio Aguero 45′, Rodri 88′
Top performers Manchester City: Sergio Aguero 7 goals 1 assist, Raheem Sterling 5 goals, Kevin De Bruyne 1 goal 5 assists.
|Last 10 games||GF:GA||Over 2,5||BTTS||Clean Sheets|
Worth mentioning: Shakhtar Donetsk are undefeated in their last eight matches and recorded seven victories in the process. Three of the team’s last five outings produced over 3,5 goals, and also three games saw both involved sides scoring. Shakhtar did not lose any of their last twenty encounters when listed as the home side.
Manchester City surprisingly for many lost their weekend game to Norwich, going down 3:2 to Premier League new boys. Each of Pep Guardiola’s side last five outings featured over 2,5 goals, as three of them also witnessed goals at both ends. The Blues from Manchester scored more than twice in all but one of their competitive matches since the season’s start, with only Liverpool managing to limit them to just one.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City News
Missing players Shakhtar Donetsk: No reports of injuries or suspensions.
Missing players Manchester City: Aymeric Laporte and Leroy Sane will miss the game. Benjamin Mendy is under question.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Predictions
Over 2,5 goals – 1.53 @ bet365