Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Preview

Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Etihad Stadium

Date: 7th November 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

When Manchester City were beaten 2-1 at home by Olympique Lyon in their first Champions League game this season, it felt as if their season was about to implode in itself.

However, the Cityzens have responded well to that loss as they have won 9 of their 10 games since that defeat, with their only failure to win coming against Liverpool at Anfield.

Pep Guardiola’s men thrashed Southampton 6-1 at the weekend to continue their dominance of the English game.

They have now netted 29 times in their last 10 competitive games which includes wins against Hoffenheim and Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Ukrainian visitors won’t have much confidence of getting a result from this game as they have not won any European game on English soil before.

Shakhtar have visited England 7 times and have been beaten on 6 occasions.

Shakhtar have lost 7 of their last 9 away games in the Champions League and as a matter of fact, they have just 3 wins from all of their away games in the last 5 seasons, so this game could be much more about pride for them.

Manchester City beat Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 in their last Champions League game which was their second win in 3 games against the Ukrainians.

Bookmakers have priced Manchester City up as though they cannot lose while goal markets suggest this game could be high-scoring as over 3.5 goals is currently trading odds-on.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Manchester City

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City 23 Oct, 2018 UEFA Champions League
W Manchester City 5-0 Burnley 20 Oct, 2018 English Premier League
D Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City 7 Oct, 2018 English Premier League
W TSG Hoffenheim 1-2 Manchester City 2 Oct, 2018 UEFA Champions League
W Manchester City 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion 29 Sep, 2018 English Premier League

Shakhtar Donetsk

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City 23 Oct, 2018 UEFA Champions League
D Lyon 2-2 Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Oct, 2018 UEFA Champions League
D Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 TSG Hoffenheim 19 Sep, 2018 UEFA Champions League
D Besiktas 0-0 Shakhtar Donetsk 12 Jul, 2018 Friendly
L AS Roma 1-0 Shakhtar Donetsk 13 Mar, 2018 UEFA Champions League

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City 23 Oct, 2018 UEFA Champions League
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Manchester City 6 Dec, 2017 UEFA Champions League
Manchester City 2-0 Shakhtar Donetsk 26 Sep, 2017 UEFA Champions League

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