Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tips: Man City/Over 2.5, 2019-11-26

Serhiy Bolbat /Shakhtar Donetsk©imago images / Ukrinform 25.11.2019

Tuesday 26thNovember 2000hrs
Football – Europe – Champions League
Pick Man City win/Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Coral
Odds: 1.50 (odds taken 06:19 GMT, 25 November )

It’s Matchday 5 in the Champions League this week and on Tuesday night there’s a Group C clash between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk as the betting tips continue at the Etihad Stadium.

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Manchester City Prediction – Can Man City maintain 100% record at home?

A 2-1 home win over 4th placed Chelsea on the weekend in the Premier League will have served as a timely boost for Manchester City ahead of Matchday 5 in the Champions League as they look to extend their 100% record at home to three matches in Group C.

Manchester City still remain unbeaten in their Champions League campaign and they sit top of Group C with a comfortable 5-point cushion ahead of closest rivals and tonight’s opponents, Shakhtar Donetsk prior to this important encounter at the Etihad Stadium.

City are unbeaten in their last 5 Champions League ties now, while so far in this season’s competition, the hosts have registered wins against tonight’s opponents, Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 (away) and back-to-back home wins over Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 and Atalanta 5-1, as well as a point against the Italian in a 1-1 draw away from home on Matchday 4.

The hosts have also won their last 6 Champions League ties on the trot at the Etihad Stadium which includes a 6-0 rout of Shakhtar Donestk and a 7-0 thrashing of Schalke 04 in last season’s competition.


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Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction – Can Shakhtar end Man City domination?

Tuesday night’s visitors, Shakhtar Donetsk, must be getting fed up with having to face Manchester City in the Champions League as, aside from their one success against The Citizens back in early December in 2017 when they registered a 2-1 home win, it’s been plain sailing for their hosts in their subsequent 3 meetings.

City have recorded 3-0, 6-0 and 3-0 wins respectively in the recent exchanges, and although Shakhtar have won 3 of their last 4 matches in all competitions with wins against Karpaty, Dynamo Kiev and Lviv in the Ukrainian Premier League, this is a big step up in quality of opposition, as they well know!

Nevertheless, Shakhtar Donetsk have made a reasonable start to this Champions League campaign as they’ve suffered just 1 defeat from their first 4 matches in Group C with a 2-1 win over Atalanta (away) as well as picking up points in draws with Dinamo Zagreb (home and away), and this has given them a chance of progressing alongside Manchester City for the knockout rounds.

However, Shakhtar have recorded just 3 away wins out of their last 13 away ties in this competition, and with 3rd placed Dinamo Zagreb level on 5 points with the Ukraine side but taking on bottom club, Atalanta, Shakhtar look like they could relinquish 2nd place in the group.


Key-Facts – Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk

  • Man City have won their last 6 Champions League ties at home on the trot
  • Shakhtar have won just 3 out of their last 13 away ties in the Champions League
  • Man City have won 4 of the previous 5 meetings against Shakhtar Donetsk


Betting Tips Verdict

Manchester City should once again flex their muscles at home here with Shakhtar Donetsk looking to keep it respectable in ‘damage limitation mode’.