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Monaco vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions & Tips - Shakhtar to test Monaco in the Champions League

  • Monaco vs Shakhtar Donetsk predictions for Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League play-off
  • The first leg is being played at Stade Louis II (8pm BST)
  • Can Monaco bounce back after defeat in Ligue 1?
  • Shakhtar are undefeated in 7 of their last 8 Champions League away matches
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Monaco are undefeated in 14 of their last 15 home matches (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 16 Aug 2021
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Monaco vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions


Shakhtar Donetsk have the talent to trouble Monaco in the UEFA Champions League. I am backing the Ukraine club to score and earn a draw in the first leg.
  • Monaco vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Monaco Form
  • Monaco Injuries & Team News
  • Shakhtar Donetsk Form
  • Shakhtar Donetsk Injuries & Team News

  • Monaco are undefeated in 14 of their last 15 home matches (all competitions).
  • Monaco have lost 7 of their last 8 home matches (Champions League).
  • Monaco have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 3 matches (all competitions).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk are undefeated in their last 4 matches (Champions League).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk are undefeated in 7 of their last 8 away matches (Champions League).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have seen BTTS in 6 of their last 8 away matches (Champions League).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have drawn 3 of their last 6 away matches (Champions League).

Head to Head


Monaco are 1-1 against Shakhtar Donetsk.

They met in the 1979-80 Uefa Cup, Shakhtar winning 2-1 at home before a 2-0 defeat in Monaco.

Monaco Form


Monaco started the season in the UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round. They beat Sparta Prague 5-1 on aggregate after a 2-0 win in Prague and 3-0 home win. 

Niko Kovac’s side were disappointing in their opening Ligue 1 match. They drew 1-1 against Nantes after having 75% possession and 15-5 shots.

Monaco lost 1-0 at Lorient on Friday. They had 72% possession and 12-2 shots but couldn’t overcome a first half penalty.

Monaco Injuries & Team News


Centre back Jean Marcelin is out with a muscle injury.

Midfielder Aleksandr Golovin is doubtful.

Shakhtar Donetsk Form


Shakhtar Donetsk won three of four matches to start the new Ukraine Premier League season. They won 2-1 against Ingulets, 3-0 at PFK Lviv and lost 2-1 against Oleksandriya before a 2-0 win against Metalist Kharkiv.

Roberto De Zerbi’s side beat Genk in the Champions League third qualifying round. They won 2-1 in Belgium and 2-1 in Ukraine.

Shakhtar Donetsk Injuries & Team News


Centre back Valeriy Bondar, winger Pedrinho and striker Júnior Moraes are injured.
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Verdict

Shakhtar Donetsk have a strong squad and will be happy with a draw in Monaco.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes BTTS @-125.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @300.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @650.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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