Shakhtar Donetsk hosts Manchester City in a match from Group C
Shakhtar Donetsk hosts Manchester City in a match from Group C of the Champions League. This game in Kharkiv promises to be very intriguing, so let’s examine it in our Champions League predictions for today. Shall we?
For Shakhtar this season is a new beginning. After the Portuguese coach Paulo Fonseca chose to leave the club and sign with Roma, the Ukrainian champions are now managed by another Portuguese man – Luis Castro. Last season he was managing Vitoria Guimaraes in the Portuguese Primeira Liga.
Luis Castro’s start of the season in the Ukrainian Premier League is flawless – Shakhtar won all of their seven games so far. They also scored 23 goals in the league so far, which shows us that Shakhtar’s attack is fearsome at the moment. Junior Moraes and Marlos scored 12 of these goals alone.
Manchester City are entering this game a little bit shaken by what happened in the weekend. The Cityzens surprisingly suffered their first defeat for the season, losing their visit to Norwich City at the Carrow Road. Because of this, now City are five points behind the leader Liverpool. Sergio Aguero and Rodri scored against Norwich, but he hosts shocked everyone by scoring three times in Ederson’s net.
For a fourth time since he’s managing Manchester City, Pep Guardiola will try to take the team to its first Champions League final. The Catalan manager have not won the competition since 2011, while Man City have never won it at all. Many people still believe that Manchester City are among the favourites to win the Champions League, but they still have to prove it on the pitch.
That’s our Champions League predictions for the clash between Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City from Group C. We think that it won’t be easy at all for Man City to take the win here. Let’s see what Shakhtar can do.