Football predictions for Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Manchester City hosts Shakhtar Donetsk in a fourth round match in the group stage of the Champions League. The match will be played on Wednesday evening at Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City are coming out for their second home game in the Champions League group stages this season. Pep Guardiola’s team made a shocking loss in their first home game in the Lyon 1:2 tournament. After this match, The Citizens recorded nine wins in their next ten matches in all races. The England Champion won his tours to Hoffenheim and Shakhtar, making it the first place in the group before this round. Now The Citizens are the big favorites for victory, and they will not admit a new wrong at home, and they have already played their opponent with a 3-0 win as guests two weeks ago.
Manchester City is in great shape, proving it with a 6:1 success against Etihad’s Southampton over the weekend. In their last ten games the team has scored 29 goals. For the Ukrainian Grand Shakhtar Donetsk it will be very difficult to confront Manchester City and Etihad Stadium. Guests have never won a match in European club tournaments on English land and it seems unlikely to happen this Wednesday. Manchester City, however, has lost all three home games in the tournament this season with a 1: 2 result after losing Basel and Liverpool in the direct elimination in the spring, but now Pep Guardiola’s team seems much stronger.
Shakhtar Donetsk still has no win in the group stage this season. The Ukrainian team lost 0:3 from Manchester City in the last round, before making a draw with Hoffenheim and Lyon. Shakhtar Donetsk lost seven of his last nine Champions League tournaments and scored only against the Dutch Feyenoord last season. I do not see how the Manchester City team will win this match and I would even bet on success with two or more goal difference from the hosts.