Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City predictions-Shakhtar Donetsk probably weren’t expecting to be in this position coming into the final round of Champions League group games. When they were drawn in a group including Manchester City and Napoli, as well as Feyenoord, most people had them down as distant 3rd place finishers in the group, but it hasn’t turned out to be that case.
In fact, coming into Wednesday’s game they sit 2nd in the group, some six points adrift of the perfect record of Manchester City but holding a three point lead over Napoli. A point would secure them qualification, but they do lag behind Napoli in the head to head records so defeat for Shakhtar and a win for Napoli would resign Shakhtar Donetsk to the Europa League.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City predictions
Saturday saw the Ukrainians beat Veres for the second time in under a week, a result which makes it three wins on the bounce since their deserved defeat at Napoli. In the Champions League they have won three of their five games, including an excellent 2-1 win at home to Napoli. However, they were no contest for Manchester City when they met at The Etihad earlier this season, so things could be really tough for them here.
Manchester City’s season has hit a bit of a turning point, and whilst their performances are dropping off the boil a bit they are showing the winning mentality that is needed to lift trophies. They have fallen behind in two of their last three games and been level in the final ten minutes in each of their last three, but each time they have pulled a winner out of the hat to keep them marching towards the Premier League title.
The Citizens have now won eight games on the bounce in all competitions and remain unbeaten this season. All five of their Champions League group games have ended in victory, including hauling four goals away to both Feyenoord and Napoli.
Pep Guardiola is likely to rest some key figures ahead of next weekend’s Manchester derby, but they won’t be an easy side to stop no matter who takes to the field. There will be some first team figures, and those that aren’t in the usual starting 11 will be keen to impress when given the chance. Odds on Manchester City to get yet another win look fantastic value for money, and that’s what we’re going for along with a fourth consecutive 2-1 win.Do you agree with this Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City predictions article?