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Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions

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UEFA Champions League | Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano | 21st October
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Real Madrid
  • L
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • L
KO 17:55
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Shakhtar Donetsk
  • L
  • D
  • D
  • W
  • D
  • W

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk predictions for Wednesday’s Champions League contest at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano. 13-times winners Real Madrid start their latest continental adventure against Shakhtar. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 7/4

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Real Madrid 2-0 @ 13/2

Reason For Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions

  • Under 2.5 goals were scored in four of Real Madrid’s five matches this season.
  • Real kept a clean sheet in six of their last nine games at home.
  • Shakhtar failed to score in eight of their last 14 UCL away assignments.
  • Real won eight of their last nine home fixtures.

Real to lean on defensive strength

With the criticism following their limp 1-0 reverse at home to Cadiz on Saturday still ringing in their ears, Real Madrid will hope to produce an instant, positive response in their Champions League Group B opener against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.

Los Blancos, who were relatively modest goal scorers last term despite their domestic success, have been a little shy in front of goal again in the early exchanges of the new campaign, hitting the net two or fewer times in four of their first five matches.

A combination of Madrid’s lack of attacking thrust and their robust defending resulted in under 2.5 goals being scored in four of the same contests, and we expect those factors to keep the score light when they meet Shakhtar in the Spanish capital this week.

With those components aligned, the under 2.5 goals market is favoured for Wednesday’s Champions League tussle at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano, while our correct score prediction backs Real to hit the ground running with a 2-0 win.

Zinedine Zidane’s tough to breach team kept six clean sheets in their last nine home games, and another shutout looks possible against a Shakhtar team that failed to score in eight of their last 14 away Champions League assignments.

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