SHAKHTAR DONESTK V MANCHESTER CITY MATCH PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS 23RD OCTOBER 2018

TIME: 22.00

 

Ukrainian Champions Shakhtar Donetsk clash with English Champions Manchester City in matchday 3 of the UEFA Champions League group C both sides eager to get the maximum points in an affair that could go either way.

Shakhtar will be backing on their home su[pport to replicate the last season heroics that saw them pip the visitors 2-I in the same venue and possibly climb to the summit of the group.

The hosts head into the match buoyed by their 1-0 home win over Desna in the domestic League and more of the same will surely be in cards against City.

The Ukrainians giants head into the clash in decent form having managed three wins and registered two draws in their last five encounters in all competitions.

Premier League holders Manchester City travel to Ukraine hoping to bag the maximum points against Shakhtar and possible claim top spot in Group C depending on other results in the group.

The home side currently lies third in Group C champions League standings with two points from two matches played and will be eager to taste their first victory of the season.

The Citizens head into the clash in high spirits after a 5-0 drubbing of Burnley at their backyard and they will be hoping for more of the same on the road.

Pep Guardiola charges head into the clash in lethal form having won all their last four matches and drawn one in all competitions as they continue leading the Premier League standings heading into the clash.

The visitors currently lie second in the Champions League group standings with three points from two matches played behind group leaders Lyon.

The home side will be counting on Brazillian hitman Junior Moares to continue with his free-scoring exploits to fire them past the inform City side.

The visitors will again rely on inform Argentine marksman Sergio Aguero to find the goals upfront and fire them past their visitors.

HEAD TO HEAD

Shakhtar Donetsk has won one while City has won one of the two matches between the two sides.

TIP

Goal/goal

STAKE

Large

ODDS

1.60

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