Shaktar Donetsk vs Porto 09/30/2014 Free UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick and Preview
Porto vs Shaktar Donetsk
Tuesday 30th September 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Shaktar Donetsk 7/5 Draw 11/5 Porto 2/1 See the Latest Odds
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Due to the current political andcivil unrest Shaktar are unable to play their home games at the Donbass Arena, the game tomorrow will be in the L'viv stadium and although the team says it will not have any affect and they will still have good support it surely will not be the same as playing at home. Preseason there were lots of rumours that the many brazilian stars did not want to return to the Ukraine, but now Douglas Costa, Bernard and the other superstars are back and Shaktar will be tough to beat on the field.
Porto travel to the Ukraine after hammering Bate 6-0 in the opening game, it was Porto's biggest win in the competition in over thirteen years. Jackson Martinez is the star here at Porto and again he has started this year as he left off last with five goals in six games, Porto brought in some great players in the summer with Tello, Indi Martins arriving to complement Ibrahimi, Quaresma and Martinez. This is a really good Porto team but the question is how good is Portugese football?
This is a game that i am finding hard to get a read on, Shaktar games are tough to find on the interweb and the strength of the Portugese league is questionable at best. From what I can ascertain though we have two teams that can score goals, I am taking both teams to score here at close to evens. Porto will come here to win and Shaktar will definitely be looking for all three points as they started with a terrific draw against Athletic Bilbao.With all the attacking talent on both sides I expect goals. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo