Manchester City vs. Shakhtar Donetsk - 11/26/19 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Manchester City vs. Shakhtar Donetsk - 11/26/19 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Shakhtar Donetsk at Manchester City

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 4:00 PM (Etihad Stadium)

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Manchester City will continue their UEFA Champions League campaign at home at the Etihad Stadium. At this stage of the tournament, Manchester City are set to play against Shakhtar Donetsk from Ukraine. 

Shakhtar Donetsk enter this match having won their previous outing 4-1 at home. Junior Moraes was outstanding for Shakhtar Donetsk as he scored 3 goals. In the Ukrainian Premier League, Shakhtar Donetsk have been outstanding as they are 13 points clear at the top of the ladder. It has been tougher in the UEFA Champions League as they have 5 points from their 4 games. Shakhtar Donetsk are second in the group but they must keep winning since the team in 3rd place is equal on points. That being said, Shakhtar Donetsk is expected to struggle in this match as they are playing away from home against an elite team. 

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On the other side of the coin, Manchester City are top of the group and if they win this match, they will secure qualification into the second round. Over the weekend, Manchester City played against Chelsea at home. It was a good performance by Manchester City as they won 2-1. Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez both played exceptionally well as both players scored for Manchester City. Despite their current standing, Manchester City have played well this season and they will be confident in their ability to win this match. 

Manchester United and Shakhtar Donetsk played each other earlier in the Champions League. The match was played in Ukraine with Manchester City winning 3-0 away from home. 

Looking at this match, I am going to pick Manchester City to win the match. Manchester City are the stronger side and the team showed their dominance over Shakhtar Donetsk having beaten them away from home. I see this being a very one-sided victory for Manchester City. Considering the strength of the Manchester City attack, I see the over 2.5 goals being a good wager. 

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Aviijoy’s Pick Manchester City

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.