Inter vs. Shakhtar Donetsk 12/9/20 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Inter vs. Shakhtar Donetsk 12/9/20 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Inter 1-2-2, Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1-2

12/9/20 3 pm

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Inter is welcoming Shakhtar Donetsk to Giuseppe Meazza in round 6 in the UEFA Champions League.

Inter is finally showing some consistency, and they are now on a 3-game winning streak while winning 5 of their last 6 games. In their last Serie A game, Inter was hosting Bologna, and they have won this game 3-1. In the Champions League last week Inter needed a win, and they were playing against Borussia M’gladbach. Inter has had 46% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 84% of the correct passes. Inter was a slightly better team in this game, and they have won this match 2-3. Lukaku is the leading goalscorer for Inter with 4 goals. Vecino, Nainggolan, Vidal, Kolarov, and Barella are all injured for Inter. Inter is in the last place in this group with 5 points, but with a win here they will be advancing to the next stage. In Serie A, Inter is in second place with 21 points, 5 points behind Milan at the top of the table. During their 3-game winning streak, Inter has scored 9 goals, and they better keep up the pace because they will need it if they want to save their Champions League season.

Shakhtar is also in great form, and they are also on a 3-game winning streak. Shakhtar was hosting Real Madrid in the Champions League last week, and they have had 41% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 83% of the correct passes. Shakhtar was defending well, and their counterattacks were super-efficient. Shakhtar has won this game 2-0, and they are now in second place in their group, but they can still lose everything. In the Ukrainian Premier League, Shakhtar was hosting Minaj this past weekend, and they have won that game 5-1. Solomon is the leading goalscorer for Shakhtar with 2 goals so far, while Dentinho and Tete added 1 goal each. Maksym, Ismaily, Konoplyanka, Kornienko, and Moraes are all injured for Shakhtar. With a win, Shakhtar is advancing to the next stage, with a draw, Shakhtar could also advance but only if Borussia M’gladbach wins against Real Madrid. This is an interesting group, and each team can advance to the next stage or even lose everything. With all the injuries, I’m not sure Shakhtar has the depth to play their best soccer in the crucial game of the season.

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The first game between these two teams ended in a 0-0 draw only because Shakhtar’s goalkeeper had the best game of his life. Both teams are in great form, but I think Inter will step up in this game, and I will take Inter in this one.

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