Shakhtar Aim for Back-to-Back Wins in Group B

    Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inter Milano Preview 27/10/2020

    26 Oct 2020 | Champions League | Preview
    Shakhtar Aim for Back-to-Back Wins in Group B
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    The 2020/21 UEFA Champions League group stages resume on Tuesday the 27th of October. In Group B we have an exciting fixture to look forward to between Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan.

    The game will be played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, in Kyiv with the hosts sitting top of the group on 3 points and the visitors with 1 point to their name.

    Shakhtar Donetsk could not have asked for a better start to their Champions League campaign having recorded a 3-2 victory at Real Madrid last week. It was a superb result for the Ukrainian team who were without 13 first-team players due to positive Covid-19 tests.

    Shakhtar Donetsk went in 3-0 up at half-time and despite Real Madrid mounting a comeback in the second, they held on for an historic win.

    Shakhtar Donetsk played in the Ukrainian Premier League on the weekend and picked up a point in a 1-1 draw at home against Vorskla. They remain undefeated in all competitions this season and have picked up 3 wins from their last 5 matches.

    Trends show the victory at Real Madrid was there first in 5 attempts in the Champions League. Trends show Shakhtar Donetsk have failed to win any of their last 6 home games in the competition. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 9 of their last 10 home Champions League matches.

    Inter Milan travel to Ukraine having started the group with a 2-2 draw at home against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Having taken the lead just after half time, Inter Milan allowed their opponents back into the match and Borussia Mönchengladbach scored twice to lead with only 6 minutes remaining. However, striker Romelu Lukaku found the back of the net in the 90th minute to rescue a point for the Italians.

    Inter Milan travelled to Genoa in Serie A on Saturday and came away with a 2-0 victory. It was hard going for much of the game but Inter Milan made the breakthrough in the 64th minute and scored again with 11 minutes remaining on the clock. That was their first win in 4 games in all competitions following defeat in the Milan derby and a draw against Lazio.

    Trends show Inter Milan have lost 4 of their last 5 away Champions League matches. The defeats have come at Barcelona (twice), Tottenham Hotspur, and Borussia Dortmund.

    There have been over 2.5 goals scored in each of their last 3 away Champions League games.

    Team news and Shakhtar Donetsk are definitely without Yevhen Konoplyanka due to injury. It remains to be seen if they will be able to recall any of the players who missed the previous game due to Covid-19.

    Inter Milan travel without Ashley Young, Ionut Radu, Milan Skriniar, Roberto Gagliardini, and Matias Vecino. They also have doubts over the fitness of Stefano Sensi and Alexis Sanchez.

    Despite their good start last week, Shakhtar Donetsk have a poor recent home record in the Champions League. If Inter Milan play to the maximum of their ability, they should come away with maximum points in a game with over 2.5 goals scored.

    Predictions for Champions League

    Home team - Away team Tip
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    Bayern MünchenRB Salzburg
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    Atlético MadridLokomotiv Moscow
    25/11/2020 20:00
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    MönchengladbachShakhtar Donetsk
    25/11/2020 17:55
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    Inter MilanoReal Madrid
    25/11/2020 20:00

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