Stadion Wojska Polskiego in Poland will host Tuesday’s Champions League game between Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses for UCL action.
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Shakhtar Donetsk: Underdogs
Shakhtar played well last week in Spain but they returned home empty-handed, losing 2-1. They are still sitting second in the standings with four points picked up in three games, behind Real Madrid but above RB Leipzig and Celtic.
Even if they lose on Tuesday against Real Madrid, they have a decent chance to qualify further in the competition, but they must beat both Leipzig and Celtic in their final two games of the group. Shakhtar has not been in action since the clash in Madrid last week, with their last league game taking place on Oct. 1 against Metalist Kharkiv. They are sitting second in their domestic league, two points behind leaders Dnipro after five games.
Their 21-year-old midfielder Mykhaylo Mudryk has attracted attention from across Europe with his performances for Shakhtar. Brentford is the main English Premier League club in the hunt despite attempts by Shakhtar to get Everton and Newcastle revved up to join in. Arsenal made a move for the winger toward the end of the window but failed in their attempts. Ligue 1 side Nice is the favorite to sign him in the January transfer window.
The majority of players that took to the field for last week’s match at Real Madrid are set to keep their spots here, with their only absentee being Viktor Kornienko. Given the difference in quality between the two sides, we won’t include Shakhtar in our soccer picks and parlays.
Real Madrid: Undefeated Season
Carlo Ancelotti’s troops aim to keep their perfect record in Group F intact. Real Madrid is high in spirits following a hard-fought 1-0 win over their local rivals Getafe. They are equal in points with Barcelona at the top of the La Liga table.
Real Madrid opened their Group F campaign with a 3-0 victory over Celtic before beating Leipzig 2-0 at Bernabeu ahead of the 2-1 success over Shakhtar last week. Ancelotti’s side will face Leipzig away and Celtic at home in their final two group games, but with a win here, they will book their spot in the knockout round of the Champions League.
The Whites have a busy end to October and the start of November due to the season breaking for the World Cup, and Ancelotti is expected to rest some of his key players. Militao suffered an injury against Getafe so Antonio Rudiger is set to replace him in the defensive line. Thibaut Courtois could also be left out due to a back problem, with his return likely to come in El Clasico. There’s great value in Los Blancos so if you’re betting online, make sure to back them.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid Head-to-Head
Real Madrid won the previous head-to-head between the two sides 2-1 in Spain. Previously, the two sides played each other six times with Los Blancos winning four and Shakhtar emerging victorious twice. Real Madrid won 10 in 11 games across all competitions this season, only dropping points against Osasuna in La Liga. Last season, Real Madrid destroyed Shakhtar 5-0 on the road in the Champions League group stages.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid Match Information
- Game: Shakhtar Donetsk (1-1-1) vs Real Madrid (3-0-0)
- Location: Stadion Wojska Polskiego (Warsaw, Poland)
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 3 p.m. ET
- Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid Live stream: fubo.tv
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid Betting Lines
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid Prediction
As expected, the visitors enter this clash as favorites being priced at -250 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three.
With Real Madrid set to rotate their squad, this match should be closer than the odds suggest. Shakhtar has nothing to lose so they will enter this clash all guns blazing. They should be able to cover the +1½ spread and not lose by more than a goal. We don’t expect a high-scoring affair so if you love the goals market, you should back the unders.