Manchester City vs Shakhtar Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
An interesting match awaits us this Tuesday when Shakhtar will face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium for the second round of their Champions League group F campaign. Both teams will be looking to build on positive starts, as they have both won their opening group matches.
Manchester City is a rival that not many teams would want to face. They expressed their attacking power last week in the UEFA Champions League when they managed to score four goals against Feyenoord while not conceding a single one. They have gone through a big rebuilding process this summer, as they've brought a lot of Europe’s youngest and best talent. The team seems to be adapting to the football philosophy on which the manager Pep Guardiola insists on. City have shown that they are in an incredible form as they have made three consecutive matches where they scored five or more goals in the Premier League. Last weekend they beat Crystal Palace 5-0.
Shakhtar, the Ukrainian champions have lost on five of their six trips to England, avoiding defeat only on their second visit, a 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur FC in a round of 32 second leg during their victorious UEFA Cup campaign of 2008/09. In those five defeats, Shakhtar scored just six goals and conceded fourteen. Shakhtar are unbeaten at home to Premier League clubs as they have won four games and drawn two.
These two teams have never faced each other before. The last time that Manchester City faced an Ukranian team was when they played FC Dynamo Kyiv, whom they overcame 1-0 in Manchester in their 2010/11 UEFA Europa League. Lots of action is expected and we will definitely enjoy this match. Two teams in great forms, teams who play attack-minded football. We have everything we need for a true spectacle.
Manchester City don't have lots of missing players for the match against Shakhtar. Vincent Kompany, Ilkay Gündogan and Benjamin Mendy are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and all of them are highly motivated to beat Shakhtar at home.
On the other side Shakhtar also don't have big injury concerns for the match against CItizens. Maksim Malyshev and Sergey Krivtsov are injured and they will not play on this match. Darijo Srna is doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play.
Possible starting lineups
Manchester City: Ederson; Danilo, Otamendi, Stones, Walker; Fernandinho; Sane, De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling; Jesus
Shakhtar: Pyatov; Butko, Ordets, Rakitskiy, Ismaily; Fred, Stepanenko; Marlos, Taison, Bernard; Ferreyra
Manchester City vs Shakhtar Prediction
What a great football game on Tuesday night in England and the Champions League match Manchester CIty vs Shakhtar. Citizens are big favorites to win the match, but they have to play very cautious. Ukrainians have three points from the first round and they like to play aggressive football in midfield. Manchester City are unbeaten in their last ten home matches in the UEFA Champions League and this is very important game for them, it is must win and all players know that. Shakhtar have lost on five of their six trips to England and their main objective for the match will be fast counterattacks. The Ukrainian champions have won their last five European away games and they can be very dangerous opponent.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Manchester City vs Shakhtar Prediction: Man City to win. We expect from Citizens to play very cautious and they will try to keep a clean sheet. Maybe correct score will be 2-0 and expect from Leroy Sane to score at least one goal on Tuesday night. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.