Shakhtar Donetsk vs Rapid Vienna Betting Tips

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Shakhtar Donetsk
    Rapid Vienna

      Tip Reasoning

      Shakhtar Donetsk employed a fairly defensive tactic in the first leg of the Champions League playoff against Rapid Vienna.

      Despite this, they still managed to come away with a 1-0 victory after soaking up some pressure and grabbing a goal just before half time.

      This puts them in an excellent position going into the 2nd leg. They are at home against a side of arguably less quality than them and holding a 1-0 lead.

      This brought an end to Rapid Vienna’s 23 match unbeaten streak in all competitions, a run in which they had won 16 games.

      They did manage to bounce back from this defeat with a 3-0 win over Grodig in the Bundesliga, but they know they will face an incredibly tough task to get a win in Donetsk on Tuesday.

      Shakhtar Donetsk’s form isn’t quite as impressive as their opponents, but they are still fairing pretty well at the moment.

      They have only lost once in their last 11 outings, a 2-0 defeat against Dnipro. They have won 8 of these games and averaged 2 goals per game whilst only conceding 6 times at the other end.

      They are still only 3rd in the Ukranian Premier League though, with Dynamo Kiev and Zorya leading them after 5 matches played, but they are level on points with Zorya.

      Rapid Vienna will have to go for it on Tuesday, but I think that this will open them up to a lot of attacks from a fairly talented Shakhtar Donetsk attack.

      For this reason, I can see Shakhtar getting a couple of goals against Rapid Vienna on Tuesday, and odds of 2.025 for a Shakhtar Donetsk -1.0 Asian Handicap win look very good value.

      As far as correct score goes, I’m fancying a 3-0 home win at odds of 11/1 with bet365.

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