Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tip Inter 1-Goal Margin – 9th December 2020

Inter can seal the win needed to progress against the Pitmen

Dodo / Shakhtar Donetsk ©imago images / Vitalii Kliuiev 01.12.2020

Italy Inter vs Shakhtar DonetskUkraine
9th December 2000hrs
Football – Italy – Champions League
Pick Inter to win by a 1 goal margin
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 21/10 odds taken 23:52 GMT Sunday, 6th December

Group B is wide open. All four teams involved still have a chance to qualify.

A draw could be enough on the night for Shakhtar as long as the other game between Real Madrid and Borussia Monchengladbach is a draw.

The only way that Inter now get through to the round of sixteen is if they win on Wednesday and there is not a draw in the other fixture.

There’s a wonderfully exciting conclusion coming up.

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Inter Preview – All or nothing for Inter

The only way that Inter has a chance of getting to the next round of the competition is winning on Wednesday.

If they don’t win they will finish fourth in the group and miss out on the Europa League as well.

That is because they struggled along to only take two points from their first four group stage fixtures.

The Italians gave themselves a lifeline last time out as they picked up a 3-2 away win in Germany over Monchengladbach.

That was the first win of the group for Inter and it gives them a lifeline into qualification for the next round now.

They do have to win on Wednesday to have a chance at doing that.

Inter are 3/10 to collect the win on Wednesday night* (odds taken 23:52 GMT Sunday, 6th December).

A positive statistic going for them is that they have gone unbeaten in their last 10 games against Ukrainian sides, winning six of those.

Before their draw earlier in this campaign against Shakhtar, Inter had won four such matches on the spin.

Inter hold a W2 D2 at home against Ukrainian opposition.

Our betting prediction:
Draw/Inter HT/FT

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(odds taken 23:52 GMT Sunday, 6th December)


The Nerazzurri have won their last three games in all competitions now, scoring exactly three goals in each of those.

That’s the first time this season Antonio Conte’s side have won three games on the bounce.

One concern for them will be that they have conceded at least two goals in all but three of their last eight fixtures in all competitions.

A second-half double from Romelu Lukaku on Matchday five in Germany against Monchengladbach helped them avoid the disaster of finishing fourth in this group.

Lukaku is the 5/2 favourite option in the First Goalscorer market for Champions League football betting* (odds taken 23:52 GMT Sunday, 6th December).


Shakhtar Donetsk Preview – Pitmen with a great chance to get through

Shakhtar Donetsk have played their way into a great position in this tough group. If they win they will be through.

It could be in the top spot as well as long as Monchengladbach don’t beat Real Madrid on the night.

The Ukrainians would get through with a draw only if Real Madrid don’t beat Monchengladbach.

So they can’t show up and just rest on their laurels here as a loss in Italy will actually consign them to bottom spot most likely.

The Pitmen are looking for their first win over Inter, having taken a D1 L2 record against them so far.

This would be a fantastic time to get it and Shakhtar are 17/2 to pick up the win on Wednesday* (odds taken 23:52 GMT Sunday, 6th December).

They don’t have a great record in Italy however, as they are W2 D2 L8 from their twelve previous visits.

In total Shakhtar have collected seven wins from 26 previous matches against Italian opposition.

But to their credit, they have pulled off one big away results in this campaign.

That was a 3-2 win at Real Madrid on matchday one.

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Shakhtar Donetsk were smashed 4-0 in Germany on their visit to face Monchengladbach however.

It has been only four wins from the Ukrainians in their last 18 UEFA Champions League matches (D7 L7) home and away.

They have taken one win in their last five games against Italian opposition.

But that did happen last season when they collected a 2-1 win at the San Siro against Atalanta in last season’s group stage.

In all competitions this season Skahkar Donestk have suffered two defeats only


Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Advice

Although they made hard work of it, Inter did get themselves up and running last time out in Champions League action.

We would expect them to follow up with a success on Wednesday night as well.

They have hit a little bit of form and an Inter to win by a 1 goal margin is at 21/10* (odds taken 23:52 GMT Sunday, 6th December).


Key Facts – Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tip

  • Inter are W2 D1 in three previous games against Shakhtar
  • Inter have to win to qualify
  • Shakhtar Donetsk are W2 D2 L8 in Italy


That looks to be the best way to approach football betting on this game as we have to keep in mind the struggles that the Italians have had in this campaign already.

Shakhtar have struggled to put out a full-strength side this season but have done very well.

This isn’t an easy situation because they really have to push for a win on the night and that could just leave them vulnerable.


The best betting odds for Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Inter to win: 3/10 at Bet365
Draw: 5/1 at Bet365
Shakhtar Donetsk to win: 17/2 at Bet365