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Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tips, Predictions and Odds - Los Blancos to bounce back from shock defeat

  • Real Madrid take on Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League
  • Match starts at 5:55pm BST on Wednesday
  • Real Madrid lost for the first time this season at the weekend
  • Shakhtar Donetsk sit third in the Ukrainian Premier League
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Real Madrid are tipped to return to winning ways (Getty Images)

Real Madrid get the chance to bounce back from a shock La Liga defeat when they host Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

Real Madrid Form


Zinedine Zidane will have been relieved that no fans were in attendance for Real Madrid dismal 1-0 defeat to Cadiz. The newly promoted side caused the early upset of the La Liga season. 

The result leaves Real Madrid third in La Liga after five games, though they are just a point off the top with a game in hand. Before the weekend’s loss, La Liga champions Real had won three on the bounce. 

The UEFA Champions League will always be a priority at Madrid and the board and fans will be expecting an improvement on last term’s showing in the competition.

Zidane guided his team to just three wins from six in the group stages before they were defeated 4-2 on aggregate by Manchester City in the round of 16.

Real Madrid Team News


Real Madrid have a number of injury concerns with Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Odriozola, Dani Carvajal, Martin Odegaard, Eden Hazard and Mariano Diaz all likely to be unavailable.

Shakhtar Donetsk Form


Shakhtar Donetsk have been on a good recent domestic run of form. They are unbeaten in their last five league games.

Two of those games were wins and with the league title the automatic expectation each season, Shaktar will be looking for better. 

Shakhtar have been a free-scoring team in recent weeks, netting nine goals in their last three league games including their 5-1 thrashing of Lviv at the weekend.

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk Head to Head


Real Madrid have won their previous meetings with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. Real won 4-0 at home and 4-3 in Donetsk during the 2015/16 competition.

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk Odds


As you would expect, Real Madrid are heavy favourites at 1.29 at bet365. The draw is available at 6.00 and a Shakhtar win is priced at 10.00.

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk Match Up


Real Madrid should be winning this game given the resources of both clubs, though the same was said about their clash with Cadiz. Zinedine Zidane will be expecting an improved performance.

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk Stats


  • Real Madrid have won 1 of their last 6 home matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • Real Madrid have kept 2 clean sheets in their last 14 home matches since 2017 (UEFA Champions League).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have won 2 of their last 13 matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk are unbeaten in 6 games this season (Ukrainian Premier League).

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Where is Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk being played?

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk is being played at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain.

When is Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk being played?

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk is being played at 5:55pm BST on Wednesday 21 October 2020.

What competition are Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk playing in?

Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk are playing in the UEFA Champions League.

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Verdict

Real Madrid were embarrassed by Cadiz and I am anticipating a reaction from them early in this contest.

Best Bet: Over 2.5 Goals Real Madrid Goals @100 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: 1st Half Highest Scoring Real Madrid Half @210 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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