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Sheriff Tiraspol vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions & Tips - No fairytale Champions League debut for Sheriff

  • Sheriff Tiraspol vs Shakhtar Donetsk tips for Wednesday's UEFA Champions League match
  • The Group D game is being played at Stadionul Sheriff (5.45pm BST)
  • Sheriff Tiraspol are making their UEFA Champions League main draw debut
  • Will it be a fairytale beginning for the Moldovans?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Shakhtar Donetsk are tipped to make their Champions League experience count (Getty Images)
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Gary Emmerson 14 Sep 2021
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Sheriff Tiraspol vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions


Sheriff create history as the first Moldovan side to feature in the Champions League. I'm tipping their will be no fairytale debut with Shakhtar Donetsk value to win their Group D opener.
  • Sheriff Tiraspol vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Sheriff Tiraspol Form
  • Sheriff Tiraspol Team News
  • Shakhtar Donetsk Form
  • Shakhtar Donetsk Team News
  • Sheriff Tiraspol vs Shakhtar Donetsk FAQs

Shakhtar are Champions League regulars and can make their know-how count, but expect Sheriff to make a fist of things with BTTS tipped.

  • Sheriff Tiraspol are making their UEFA Champions League main draw debut.
  • Sheriff Tiraspol have won their last 6 home matches (all competitions).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have won 8 of their last 11 matches (all competitions).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have won 3 of their last 4 matches (Champions League).

Head to Head


These two sides met in qualifying for the 2003/4 Champions League when Shakhtar won 2-0 on aggregate. The first leg ended 0-0 in Moldova before Shakhtar won 2-0 at home.

Sheriff Tiraspol Form

 
Sheriff have come through four rounds of Champions League qualification to reach the main draw, and create history in the process.

They defeated Teuta 5-0 on aggregate, Alashkert 4-1, Red Star Belgrade 2-1 and Dinamo Zagreb 3-0.

Those results form part of a 12-game unbeaten run for Yuriy Vernydub's side, who have won their last four matches is the Moldovan Divizia Nationala.

Sheriff Tiraspol Team News


Midfielder Alexandr Belousov and forward Lovro Bizjak are both out for Sheriff. 

Defender Keston Julien and midfielder Moussa Kyabou are both rated doubtful.

Shakhtar Donetsk Form


Shakhtar faced two tough qualifiers to book their spot in the group stages with Roberto De Zerbi's side getting past Genk and Monaco.

It was back-to-back 2-1 wins over Genk, but Shakhtar needed an extra-time own goal to eventually see off Monaco. A 1-0 win away was followed by a 2-1 loss in 90 minutes.

In the Ukrainian Premier League, Shakhtar are second behind Dynamo Kiev after winning five of their opening seven games.

Shakhtar Donetsk Team News


Young goalkeeper Anatolii Trubin remains sidelined with a knee injury. Veteran striker Junior Moraes is a long-term absentee for Shakhtar.

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Verdict

Shakhtar will see this as a must-win game with Inter Milan and Real Madrid also in the group. I'm predicting their Champions League experience to get them across the line in Moldova.

Best Bet: Shakhtar Donetsk Full-Time Result $1.91 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: Shakhtar Win & BTTS Result & Both Teams To Score $4.00 at Neds - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Shakhtar Win 2-1 Correct Score $9.00 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit

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