Shakhtar Donetsk vs Bayer Leverkusen 11/05/2013 Free Champions League Soccer Pick and Preview
Shakhtar Donetsk (1-1-1) Bayer Leverkusen (2-0-1)
Tuesday 5th November 2013 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Shakhtar Donetsk 11/10 Draw 12/5 Bayer Leverkusen 5/2 See the Latest Odds
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Game week four in the Champions League and we have some really interesting clashes starting with this must win game in the Ukraine. Shakhtar Donetsk know that they must beat Bayer Leverkusen in order to give themselves a chance to progress to the knockout stages, a loss or draw with the Germans will take qualification out of their own hands.Whats more for Shakter is that they were embarressed in game week three with a 4-0 scoreline to the Bundesliga side. I was surprised on hearing the result of the game but having watched the game then its obviouos that Leverkusen hit Shaktar on the break after getting an early goal. In the Ukraine I fancy things to be a bit different and think that the brazilian influne of Costa, Adriano, Eduardo , Fernando and Teixeira will be the key for Shakthar as they go looking for the win.
Bayer Leverkusen boss Sami Hypia would be more than satisfied with a draw from this encounter I would imagine as it would put qualification in Leverkusen's own hands but I'm sure that his side will want to try to get the win if possible. Star Man Kiebling will be the key for the Germans as they travel to the Ukraine and a hostile Donbass Arena which will be an intimidation atmosphere. Bayer Leverkusen have been impressive in recent weeks in the Bundesliga and will not be afraid of playing football against Shakhtar as their counter attacking style will suit playing away from home.
Love , love, love the over in this game. The first game between the two ended 4-0 to Bayer Leverkusen but it could easily have ended 5-4 such was the chances for both sides and I think this game will just lead itself to being wide open as Shakhtar must push for the win and Bayer Leverkusen will look to hit back on the counter attack. I am taking the over in this one. I also have a pick on the sides that I will be posting in the Premium section. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo
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