PSG vs Shakhtar Donetsk 12/08/2015 UEFA Champions League Preview, Odds & Predictions
Shakhtar Donetsk vs PSG
Tuesday 8th December 2015 14:45 (ET)
The Line: PSG 2/5 Draw 4/1 Shakhtar Donetsk 13/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport ; Fox Sport
Shakhtar Donetsk travel to Paris to take on a PSG team who have been in sensational form of late. PSG have lost just one of twenty four games this season and that singular loss was away to Real Madrid. With Ibrahimovic and Cavani up front PSG have a quality attack and without a doubt will look to finish this competition with a win before moving on to the knockout stages. PSG with Angel Di Maria and Matuidi have lots of creativity in the midfield and in the first game between these two in the Ukraine PSG were just far too good on the night.
But since that first loss this is a completely different Shakhtar team, Shakhtar also lost to Malmo and Real Madrid at the start of the group but have now won eleven in a row domestically and beat Malmo comprehensively in the Champions League at home in the Ukraine. This is a team with plenty of talent and while they havent really shown it in this group they are definitely capable of upsetting the big teams on their day. Given this game means realitively little to both teams I'm not sure we will see full squads but I do think that Shakhtar will come to Paris and put in a performance.
I'm going to take both teams to score here as I cant see PSG stopping Shakhtar from getting on the scoresheet and likewise I definitely cant see Shakhtar stopping Ibrahimovic and co from netting at least one. I would be close to taking the draw on the outright but would have to see the team that Shakhtar put out before committing to it.