Man City v Shakhtar Donetsk Champions League betting preview and tips

21:00 Wed 07 Nov
Football
Europe
Champions League
Tip: Man City win to nil
Units: 1/5
Odds: -139

It will only be accumulator backers that bother to get with Manchester City at odds of 1.12 to win this Champions League affair, with 100 Euros staked only getting a return of 112 Euros if Pep Guardiola’s side triumph.

However, you can get a far bigger price if you back the English champions to win this clash without conceding, with bet365 offering 1.72 about a team who won the reverse fixture 3-0 two weeks ago and it could have been a lot more.

There is plenty to like about the way that City attack their opponents every game although the defence is also covering itself in glory at the moment, with Liverpool snuffed out at Anfield before a 5-0 hammering of Burnley and then the latest Champions League victory.

Aymeric Laporte is probably the unsung star of the team and it helps when you have Fernandinho in beast mode in the middle of the pitch, with the Brazilian capable of breaking up opposition play.

Shakhtar have two points from their opening three group games, with the team landing a 2-2 draw against Hoffenheim before the same scoreline occurred away to Lyon.

They will still harbour ambitions of qualifying for the last sixteen and will set about trying to keep things tight at the Etihad, although that will mean ceding a lot of possession to a City team who are now well versed when it comes to breaking down teams who park the bus.

It might be that Guardiola sacrifices Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane as the wide men so that Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Riyad Mahrez can penetrate through the middle and it was no coincidence that the former two were on the scoresheet in the Ukraine.

BETTING TIP
Man City win to nil @ 1.72 with bet365

Team News

Man City: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Shakhtar Donetsk: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 31
    Ederson Moraes
  • 35
    Oleksandr Zinchenko
  • 14
    Aymeric Laporte
  • 05
    John Stones
  • 02
    Kyle Walker
  • 21
    David Silva
  • 25
    Fernandinho
  • 20
    Bernardo Silva
  • 07
    Raheem Sterling
  • 33
    Gabriel Jesus
  • 26
    Riyad Mahrez
  • 30
    Andriy Pyatov
  • 22
    Mykola Matvienko
  • 04
    Sergey Krivtsov
  • 44
    Yaroslav Rakitskiy
  • 31
    Goncalves dos Santos Ismaily
  • 06
    Taras Stepanenko
  • 27
    Maycon
  • 07
    Taison
  • 74
    Viktor Kovalenko
  • 50
    Sergiy Bolbat
  • 10
    Junior Moraes