Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Predictions

Jon Wilde 16 Sep 2019
  • Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City predictions for their Champions League match on Wednesday

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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Score Prediction

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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Match Info

Date: Wednesday September 18 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST
Venue: Metalist Stadium
Referee: Artur Dias (Portugal)

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Head-To-Head Record

4 previous matches

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

December 6 2017: Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Manchester City
September 26 2017: Manchester City 2-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Stats

  • City’s victory last season made them the first English club ever to win away to Shakhtar
  • David Silva scored first in both of last season’s meetings between these clubs
  • Shakhtar have won only one of their latest nine European matches (lost four, drawn four)

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Match Preview

These clubs meet in the Champions League group stage for the third consecutive season – and Manchester City would certainly accept a repeat of last term’s head-to-head results.

Pep Guardiola’s side put nine goals without reply past the Ukrainian team, Gabriel Jesus scoring a hat-trick at the Etihad Stadium two weeks after City had produced a clinical performance in Kharkiv.

However, whereas the English champions’ two victories last autumn came in the midst of a terrific run of form, this time there is a nagging worry: City’s defence is looking more vulnerable as they are short of bodies at centre-half and slipped to a 3-2 defeat away to Norwich on Saturday.

Unless Guardiola chooses to play someone out of position or promote a youngster to the first team, he must rely on John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi until the January transfer window opens because Aymeric Laporte is sidelined until after then and Vincent Kompany has left without being replaced.

Shakhtar, meanwhile, are on a seven-match winning run and have scored 13 goals in their last three games, with 32-year-old striker Junior Moraes enjoying a glorious autumn to a career in which he has worked his way up to Champions League level via clubs in his native Brazil, Romania, Bulgaria and the Ukraine.

But now the standard of opposition becomes vastly higher for Luis Castro’s side and after their wake-up call at the weekend, City are expected to win comfortably.

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    Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Predictions

    Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Match Info Date: Wednesday September 18 2019 Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST Venue: Metalist Stadium Referee: Artur Dias (Portugal) Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Head-To-Head Record 4 previous matches November 7 2018: Manchester City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk October 23 2018: Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City December 6 2017: Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1…