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Jon Wilde 25 Nov 2019
  • Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk predictions for their Champions League match on Tuesday

  • We are backing Manchester City to secure top spot in Group C with a comfortable victory

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Manchester City’s David Silva (left) in action during the UEFA Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb on October 1 2019 (PA Images)

Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Score Prediction

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Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Match Info

Date: Tuesday November 26 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm GMT
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Referee: Slavko Vincic (Slovenia)

Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Head-To-Head Record

Last 3 matches

September 18 2019: Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City

November 7 2018: Manchester City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk
October 23 2018: Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City

Total head-to-head matches played: 5
Manchester City wins: 4
Shakhtar Donetsk wins: 1
Draws: 0

Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Stats

  • This is the third consecutive season in which these clubs have been drawn together in the Champions League group stage
  • All of Manchester City’s four previous wins against Shakhtar Donetsk were to nil
  • Raheem Sterling scored during the second half in both of City’s home victories over Shakhtar

Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Match Preview

Manchester City will be without Sergio Aguero as they seek a victory that would clinch top spot in Champions League Group C – but on past form against Shakhtar Donetsk, that should not matter.

Aguero was injured in the Premier League title-holders’ 2-1 win over Chelsea on Saturday and is set to miss the next few games, leaving Gabriel Jesus to spearhead the attack instead.

However, the only time the Argentina striker has scored in five meetings with Shakhtar over the last three seasons was a late consolation goal from the penalty spot in a 2-1 away defeat in December 2017, while Jesus bagged a hat-trick in the 6-0 home rout last term.

If City win again on Tuesday they will not only secure qualification for the knockout stage but also ensure they finish top of the group table, having dropped their only points so far in a 1-1 draw away to Atalanta last time out when defender Kyle Walker ended up in goal.

Ederson, the first-choice ’keeper, got injured that night but is fit again now and will hope to thwart a Shakhtar side who would qualify themselves by pulling off a shock triumph due to their superior head-to-head record against Dinamo Zagreb.

It would be strange if Shakhtar remained behind City in the table and yet beat them to the last 16 – it would also require Dinamo Zagreb to win away to Atalanta – but that is highly unlikely to happen and instead Pep Guardiola’s side are backed to run out comfortable winners.

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Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tips

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    Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Match Info Date: Tuesday November 26 2019 Kick-off time: 8.00pm GMT Venue: Etihad Stadium Referee: Slavko Vincic (Slovenia) Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Head-To-Head Record Last 3 matches September 18 2019: Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City November 7 2018: Manchester City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk October 23 2018: Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3…