Shakhtar Donetsk vs. RB Leipzig 11/2/22 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Predictions, Odds

RB Leipzig vs. Shakhtar Donetsk
November 2, 2022 1:45 pm EDT
The Line: RB Leipzig -160 / Shakhtar Donetsk +425 // Total: 2.5
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Shakhtar Donetsk and RB Leipzig face off on Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League Group F showdown at Polish Army Stadium. 

When these two teams faced off on September 6th it was Shakhtar Donetsk that secured the 4-1 victory. Marian Shved scored twice in that game. Shakhtar Donetsk only had 32 percent of the possession, but they had four shots on target. RB Leipzig had 68 percent of the possession and two shots on target. 

RB Leipzig comes into this game sitting in 9th place in the group, having picked up nine points. RB Leipzig faced off against Real Madrid in the last Champions League game, and they were able to secure a 3-2 victory. They scored two times in the first 18 minutes and never looked back. They had 43 percent of the possession and six shots on target. Mohamed Simakan, Yussuf Poulsen, Peter Gulasci, Konrad Laimer and Lukas Klostermann are all dealing with injuries and won’t be able to go in this game. 

Shakhtar Donetsk currently sits in 3rd place in the group, having picked up six points in the group. Their last UEFA Champions League game came against Celtic, and that game ended in a 1-1 draw. They only had 45 percent of the possession, but they had three shots on target, and were able to secure the easy win. Marian Shved and Viktor Kornienko are both dealing with injuries, and they won’t be able to go in this game. Heorhiy Sudakov is expected to move back into the starting lineup for this game. 

RB Leipzig scored three goals in the last game against Real Madrid, and they are going to find offensive success in this game. The last time these two teams faced off, they scored four goals, and they are going to score at least three again here. This is going to be an easy victory, and Shakhtar Donetsk will win with ease. Back Shakhtar Donetsk on the money line.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Shakhtar Donetsk ML+425

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