Shakhtar Donetsk vs Machester City: Match Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Preview, Predictions 
UEFA Champions League, Ukraine
Date: Wednesday, 6th December 2017
Kick off at 19:45 [UTC/Ukraine]
Venue: Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News: Tomorrow evening is approaching with an exciting game as two best teams in their group will clash with each other.

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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City – Possible Lineups

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Preview, Predictions, Lineups: Following are expected starting lineups from both sides for their upcoming games:

Shakhtar Donetsk:

Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1

Shakhtar Donetsk expected lineup

Manchester City:

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Manchester City expected lineup

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City – Recent Performance

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Preview, Predictions: Here is a quick look at the recent form of both sides in their recent encounters with various opponents in UEFA champions league group stage:

Shakhtar Donetsk:

They have performed pretty decently in the group stage of UEFA champions league. Out of total five games played, they managed to win three and lost the rest two. Their last game was an away encounter with Napoli, which turned out as the 3-0 defeat. Before that, they clashed with Feyenoord at home and coped a dominating 3-1 victory. In away game with the very same team, they won again with 1-2. Shakhtar Donetsk’s away game with Manchester City was a 2-0 defeat for them. They beat Napoli by 2-1 in the home game.

Manchester City:

Manchester City has performed really well throughout the group stage. They have won all their encounters in the EUFA league group stage so far. They beat Feyenoord by 1-0 in their home game. Moreover, they also beat the very same team dominatingly with the 0-4 score in the away game. In their away game with Napoli, they grabbed a 2-4 victory and another 2-1 win in the home game. They are in impressive form and have the slight advantage as they have beat Shakhtar Donetsk in the home game without letting them score [2-0].

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City – Team News, Tactical Analysis

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City Preview, Predictions: Shakhtar Donetsk are fighting for their existence in UEFA since they cannot afford to lose this game as it will give Napoli a chance to qualify for super-16.

Shakhtar Donetsk:

Captain right Dario Srna will stay out of the fields as he sustained a suspension. RB Bogdan Butko, CB, Sergiy Kryvstov, midfielder Maksym Malyshev and winger Taison would remain outside due to various injuries from this crucial game. In order to safeguard their second position at the end of Group stage, they need to win this game. A defeat will give Napoli opportunity to jump on 2nd place by grabbing a big win against out of form Feyenoord.

Manchester City:

They will enter the game without two players. LB Benjamin Mendy and CB John stones will remain out of the fields because of the injury they sustained earlier. They will definitely experiment a lot by rotation since it is a win-win situation for them. They are currently in the top position with untouchable 15 points. Which simply means they have already qualified for the upcoming super 16 round in UEFA. However, they will definitely want to win the game to keep their morale up by continuing the win streak.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City – Head to Head Stats

  • These teams have only mate once recently in the same ongoing group stage; in which, Manchester City managed a 2-0 win at home

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City – Predictions

There is no saying where this game can go. Manchester City has performed outstandingly in EUFA, but their form is pretty bad recently, conceding goals. On the other hand, Shakhtar will attempt to put everything to get that one big win they need for confirming their qualification. We are expected a lot of action tomorrow.

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