Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid Predictions

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Shakhtar Donetsk Double Chance (Win or Draw)

29/20odds when tipped
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Draw 1-1

15/2odds when tipped
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Tip Reasoning

  • Shakhtar have lost just one of their last 14 starts in all competitions, winning nine.
  • The Ukrainians have claimed six wins and two draws from their last eight outings in Kiev, including a goalless stalemate against Inter Milan on Matchday 2.
  • Shakhtar won both group stage fixtures between the pair in last season’s competition.
  • Real Madrid are without a win in their last three games across all competitions, losing two.

Shakhtar worth siding with in Kiev

Shakhtar Donetsk beat Real Madrid home and away in last season’s competition and Roberto Di Zerbi’s side look overpriced to secure another positive result against Los Blancos in Kiev this week.

The Ukrainians failed to reach the last 16 in 2020/21, but they enjoyed a great deal of success against Los Blancos with a 2-0 victory here in Kiev and a 3-2 triumph at the Bernabeu.

While Real Madrid are clearly the stronger outfit on paper, those defeats will still be fresh in the memory for the Spaniards, who were surprisingly turned over 2-1 by Moldovan champions Sheriff Tiraspol on Matchday 2.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side were luckless that night, but they’re now winless in three following a 2-1 La Liga defeat at Espanyol prior to the international break, and they face a mightily difficult trip this Tuesday to a venue at which Shakhtar are unbeaten in their last eight starts.

Hosts a huge price in the double chance market

Shakhtar have won six of those fixtures, while their two draws in the sequence include a credible goalless stalemate against Inter Milan at the end of last month.

Tuesday’s hosts will undoubtedly back themselves here after holding the Italian champions and following their results against Real last term, and we think they’re too big in the double chance market at around the 6/4 mark.

That wager gets the draw on side for punters which is probably the most likely result this week, as Los Blancos aim to steady the ship. We can probably expect both sides to score in Kiev considering the teams have only failed to do so on one occasion across all competitions this season, so 1-1 is our correct score prediction for what should be a fascinating contest.

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