STAR PREVIEW: Shakhtar Donetsk v Man City

Published On December 6, 2017 | Star Event

Chelsea’s late equaliser landed the draw recommendation and (DRUMROLL maestro please….) the P&L column for the year is now OVER 100 points !!

Only as good as your last winner, as always, though so no complacency in this department at Star as we look ahead to the final eight Champions League games of the Group stage.

Plenty of hot-pots on tonight’s card including Liverpool and Spurs but the Shakhtar Donetsk v Man City looks a lot more competitive on paper at least.

Man City beat Shakhtar 2-0 in the reverse leg at the Etihad and having already qualified, with top spot guaranteed, motivation might well be an issue for them in Ukraine. Understandable especially with the impending Manchester derby on the horizon at the weekend.

Shakhtar need a point to progress and, like City, are leading their domestic league.

Despite the relative insignificance of this game for Man City I can still see goals. One interesting stat is that none of City’s 41 Champions League group games have ever ended goalless.

Kevin de Bruyne is suspended and David Silva hasn’t travelled and is also doubtful for the Sunday derby.

Pep Guardiola is likely to give a lot of his youngsters a chance and who can blame him.

Shakhtar Donetsk v Man City
UEFA Champions League Group Stage
19:45 BT Sport ESPN

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Sep 2017 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Man City 2-0 Shakhtar

Again the DRAW makes most appeal with Star Sports at 12/5. A result that would keep everyone happy Man City, Shakhtar and yours truly !! Just three points, I want to stay above 100 points for at least one more day 😉


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