The central match of the upcoming Tuesday will be the match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City, which will be held on the Kharkiv arena Metalist. In this couple Shakhtar are considered clear favorites of the encounter despite the fact that the Mancunians are in a great sporting shape. The thing is that Guardiola’s team will play with a reserve squad, the Catalan will let his leaders rest prior to the derby with Manchester United and in general as extremely difficult calendar is ahead in the EPL, therefore it is very smart to try out reserves in a match, that doesn’t any tournament significance.
For Shakhtar to break into the Champions League playoffs even a draw will suffice in the upcoming game. Under these circumstances the men from Donetsk will overtake Napoli by points and will accordingly occupy the second position and will play for the win. There is no chance to claim the first position, but one can be sure that the Miners will perform for the victory.
Manchester City have been winning for 20 matches in a row and they very much want to continue the series, therefore the boys who will go out on the pitch in Kharkiv to play will also have certain motivation. Besides, City reserves are stronger than some first squads in the EPL so Manchester City also should not be underestimated.
Shakhtar only won in the recent matches of domestic tournaments, therefore one may say, that the November crisis is behind. Fonseca’s team knows how to achieve set goals, the future hosts have decent chances not to lose the forthcoming match on Wednesday.
Prediction for the match: Shakhtar to win with 0.0 Asian handicap