Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City – 101 Great Goals prediction: Shakhtar 1-2 Man City
With the Manchester derby to play on Sunday, City are set to make several changes on Wednesday night.
Pep Guardiola’s side have already qualified, but their squad depth is likely to earn them three points.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City: Who will win?
Shakhtar Donetsk are actually favourites to win this Champions League match at 13/8. Manchester City are rated at 15/8.
Draw at half-time and Manchester City to win at 11/2 looks to be an attractive bet.
Bernardo Silva, who will surely start the game for City, is 10/3 to score anytime.
Shakhtar vs Man City: Champions League preview
Manchester City face Shakhtar Donestk at the Donbass Arena on Wednesday night in their final Group F match.
Shakhtar need only a point to seal qualification to the knockout stages, although they’ll still qualify if they lose, if Napoli fail to beat Feyenoord in the group’s other match.
With five wins out of five, City have already sealed qualification to the round of 16, and have been confirmed as group winners.
Despite that, they have an incentive not to lose. Currently on a 28-match unbeaten run in all competitions, City’s last defeat came in last season’s FA Cup semi-final.
The Premier League leaders made is 13 wins in a row (if you include their penalty shootout victory in the Carabao Cup) on Sunday, beating West Ham 2-1 on Sunday.
For the fourth consecutive match, Guardiola’s side scored a late winner to earn all three points. Nicolas Otamendi and David Silva netted in the second half after City went 1-0 down before the break.
Shakhtar Donetsk: A difficult place to go
Shakhtar will be tough to break down, having won nine and drawn one of their last 11 matches at home, including Saturday’s 2-0 win over Veres.
Their danger man is Facundo Ferreyra, who has scored nine goals in his last nine matches.
The reverse fixture between these two sides finished 2-0 to City at the Etihad, with Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus scoring.
Shakhtar team news vs Man City
Darijo Srna will serve a suspension.
Freda Taison could miss out with a hamstring strain, while right-back Bohdan Butko is also likely to be sidelined.
Maksym Malyshev and Sergey Krivstov are both long-term absentees for Paulo Fonseca.
Man City team news vs Shakhtar
Kevin De Bruyne will miss out on Wednesday through suspension.
John Stones is out with a hamstring injury, while Benjamin Mendy remains sidelined until mid 2018.
Danilo, Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala are all in contention to face their former boss, having played under Fonesca during their Porto days.
Fernandinho is set to face his former club, as could Olexandr Zinchenko, who came through the youth ranks at Shakhtar.
Bernardo Silva, Yaya Toure, Ilkay Gundogan, and Claudio Bravo are among those who could be given a rare start.
Shakhtar predicted line-up vs Man City
Man City predicted line-up vs Shakhtar
All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing (Tuesday December 5, 2017, 08.00 UK) and are subject to change.