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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Can Shakhtar exploit a shaky Real defence in the Champions League?

  • Shakhtar Donetsk host Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League tonight
  • Match is being played at NSK Olimpisky Stadium in Kiev at 5.55pm GMT
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have seen over 3.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 Champions League matches
  • Shakhtar have seen over 3.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Real Madrid
  • Real Madrid have seen BTTS in 8 of their last 9 matches in all competitions
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Shakhtar Donetsk won 3-2 in Madrid this season (Getty Images)

Shakhtar Donetsk host Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. The La Liga champions have been conceding plenty of chances in recent weeks, can the Ukraine club take advantage?

Shakhtar Donetsk Form


Shakhtar Donetsk are undefeated in 12 of their 14 matches in all competitions this season. Their two defeats were heavy ones, both coming against Borussia Monchengladbach in the UEFA Champions League.

Shakhtar lost 6-0 at home to Gladbach and suffered a 4-0 defeat in Germany. Luís Castro’s side returned to the Ukraine Premier League with a 1-0 win at Dnipro.

Brazilian winger Tete scored the winner in the 88th minute after Castro made two changes at half-time.

Shakhtar Donetsk Team News


Defensive midfielder Maksym Malyshev remains injured alongside left-backs Ismaily and Viktor Korniienko. Expect Marquinhos Cipriano to start.

Centre-back Davit Khocholava, winger Yevhen Konoplyanka and Brazilian striker Dentinho are also injured. 

Attacking midfielder Viktor Kovalenko is ready to start after recently testing positive for COVID-19.

Júnior Moraes is available after being suspended in the Ukraine Premier League.

Real Madrid Form


Real Madrid have failed to win in their last three matches in La Liga. A disappointing 4-1 loss at Valencia was followed by a 1-1 draw at Villarreal.

Zinedine Zidane's side bounced back in the UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 win at Inter Milan. Eden Hazard scored an early penalty and they cruised to victory after Inter midfielder Arturo Vidal was sent off in the 33rd minute.

Los Blancos lost 2-1 at home against Deportivo Alaves on Saturday. They were 2-0 down when Casemiro scored in the 86th minute.

Despite having 68% possession and 20-11 shots, Real Madrid had 1.65-2.35 expected goals and deserved the defeat.

Real Madrid Team News


Right-back remains a problem with Dani Carvajal injured and Alvaro Odriozola unlikely to feature. Lucas Vázquez should continue in the starting side.

Eder Militao is available after testing positive for COVID-19 but Luka Jovic is still out with the virus. 

Captain and centre-back Sergio Ramos is injured alongside midfielder Federico Valverde and winger Eden Hazard.

Striker Karim Benzema is available and set to start up front and could be flanked by Brazilian wingers Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid Head to Head


These clubs met in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage. Real Madrid won 4-0 in Spain and 4-3 in Ukraine.

The first match this season saw Shakhtar Donetsk win 3-2 in Madrid. Goals to Tete and Manor Solomon either side of a Raphael Varane own goal established a 3-0 lead at half time.

Real hit back with goals to Luka Modric and Vinicius Junior putting Los Blancos on target for a turnaround, but they couldn’t find an equaliser despite dominating possession.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid Odds


Real Madrid are 1.38 favourites at Unibet with Shakhtar Donetsk available at 8.50 at betfair. A draw can is listed at 5.50.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid Match Up


Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid are in poor form. Shakhtar’s performances against Borussia Monchengladbach are a big concern.

Real Madrid’s defence has been exposed in La Liga. Los Blancos have allowed more than 1.73 expected goals in their last three matches in Spain, averaging 2.14 expected goals against in that run.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid Stats


  • Shakhtar Donetsk have seen over 3.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have seen over 3.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Real Madrid (UEFA Champions League).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have seen over 4.5 goals in their last 2 matches against Real Madrid (UEFA Champions League).
  • Real Madrid have seen BTTS in 8 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Real Madrid have seen over 3.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • Real Madrid have averaged 2.14 expected goals against in their last 3 matches (La Liga).

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid FAQ

What is the Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid best bet?

Real Madrid have seen BTTS in 8 of their last 9 matches in all competitions with BTTS Yes the best bet.

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Where is Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid being played?

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid is being played at NSK Olimpisky Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.

When does Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid kick off?

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid kicks off at 17:55 GMT on Tuesday 1 December 2020. The match is taking place at NSK Olimpisky Stadium in Kiev.

What competition are Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid playing in?

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

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Verdict

This is a danger match with both teams in poor form. Real Madrid’s defence is a big concern which could lead to another high scoring match against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes BTTS @-166.67 at William Hill - 3 Units
Value Bet: Over 3.5 Goals Total Goals @-102.04 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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