Shakhtar Donetsk v Lyon Betting Tips: 1 AH0, 2018-12-12

Champions League Tips


Wednesday 12th December 2018 – Kickoff: 2000hrs

Football – Europe – Champions League Betting Tips

The four teams in Group F are all still alive with their European ambitions as we head into match day 6 with the first preview featuring Shakhtar Donetsk taking on Lyon as the betting tips continue.

Although Shakhtar Donetsk have only managed one win during this group campaign to date, the hosts sit on 5 points and a win tonight would see them leapfrog second placed Lyon into the knockout stages.

If held to a draw, Shakhtar could at least make it to the knockout stages of the Europa League assuming Hoffenheim lose as expected away at Manchester City. Shakhtar started with back-to-back draws against Hoffenheim and Lyon, but then fell to defeats against Manchester City home and away.

The Ukrainian club did bounce back though with a 3-2 win away at Hoffenheim which will have been a timely boost ahead of this crucial final group match against Lyon. Forward Moraes (14 goals) and midfielder Marlos (7 goals) are the main goal threats for the hosts.

Lyon make their way over to Donetsk still undefeated in Group F but of their five group matches played so far, the French club have been involved in 4 draws with stalemates against Shakhtar Donetsk (home), Hoffenheim (home and away) and Manchester City (home).

Lyon started their campaign with an excellent 2-1 win away at Manchester City which has seemingly set them up to progress to the next stage of the competition, but there’s still work to do for the visitors if they’re to emerge from the group.

The visitors have produced mixed results away from home in the Champions League as they’ve won 3 lost 3 and drawn 3, so there’s no guarantees for Lyon here.

The betting tips are leaning towards the hosts Shakhtar Donetsk but recommend using the handicap.

Pick: Shakhtar Donetsk AH0 @ 1.75 Bet Victor