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PSG vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tips

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      PSG vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions

      The French side have put in some dominant displays so far in this year’s competition which includes a 3-0 win away to Shakhtar and a 5-0 win at Malmo last time out. They were unfortunate to take only 1 point from their 2 games with Real Madrid and as a result they cannot win this group so whatever happens on Tuesday night they will finish in 2nd place.

      As a result Laurent Blanc is likely to shuffle his pack and bring in a few fringe players which should make this game a bit more competitive than it otherwise might have. PSG captain Thiago Silva will definitely be rested for this one so defensively they might be a little bit more suspect than in other games.

      That could be a worry against a Shakhtar side that has really found some form in front of goal. Incredibly they’ve netted 3 or more goals in all of their last 8 matches in all competitions including a 4-0 win against Malmo and 4-3 defeat against Real Madrid in this competition.

      Alex Teixeira has scored 26 goals already this season and 13 in his last 9 appearances and will be their main threat. A win will guarantee that the side from Ukraine, finish 3rd in the group above Malmo and move into the Europa League so they should have a go here and goals are likely and at 8/11 you can back both teams to be on target.

      PSG are running away with Ligue 1 so they don’t really have any major reason to rest their entire first team and Blanc will certainly still be targeting another Champions League win to build up their momentum. With nothing really at stake, a bit of sloppiness could creep into their play however and they could let in a goal or two but should still have enough to win the game given Shakhtar aren’t great at the back.

      Therefore consider taking a punt on a 3-2 home win at tempting odds of 20/1.

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