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Champions League: Barcelona vs Shakhtar Donetsk – Betting preview

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Our betting analysts at Ace Football preview the Champions League round 3 game between Barcelona and Shakhtar Donetsk and offer team news, stats, facts and the best betting suggestions for the match.

Barcelona resume their latest Champions League campaign with a round 3 fixture against Shakhtar Donetsk at Estadio Olimpico Lluis Companys this coming Wednesday.

It has been a middle-of-the-road start to the Champions League season for Shakhtar Donetsk with a win and a loss to their name. Traveling to Estadio Olimpico Lluis Companys they know the start to the season could either look fine or flawed, depending on the outcome in round three.


Team form: Barcelona vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Barcelona Form

In their last three matches, Barcelona won 0-1 against FC Porto, before settling for a point in a 2-2 draw against Granada. They were back on top last time out, defeating Athletic Bilbao 1-0. In their last six Champions League home matches, Barcelona have three wins, while they’ve drawn two and lost one. They scored 14 and conceded seven goals.

Shakhtar Donetsk Form

Shakhtar Donetsk gained four points in their past three matches. First, they went down 1-3 against FC Porto, before picking up a 1-1 draw against Rukh Lviv. Their latest match brought a 2-3 win in their encounter with Royal Antwerp. In their last six away matches in the Champions League, Shakhtar Donetsk won twice, while also recording one draw. They endured three defeats in this run, with a scoreline from these matches saying ten goals conceded and ten scored.

Betting facts for Barcelona and Shakhtar Donetsk

Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between Barcelona and Shakhtar Donetsk. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.

  • Barcelona have not lost the last 14 matches in a row
  • Barcelona have not lost 21 of the last 23 home matches
  • Barcelona have scored in 24 of the last 25 matches
  • Barcelona have won 6 of the last 8 home matches without conceding a goal
  • Barcelona have won 11 of the last 12 home matches
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have scored in 54 of the last 56 matches
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have scored in 31 of the last 32 away matches
  • In 8 of the last 10 away matches Shakhtar Donetsk played, both teams scored
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have not lost 9 of the last 10 away matches
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have conceded in 10 of the last 12 away matches

Players on top: Barcelona vs Shakhtar Donetsk

With another Champions League season only just beginning to take form, we are still a bit in the dark as to who will dominate the scoring charts for both Barcelona and Shakhtar Donetsk. Accordingly, we have listed some of the players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.

Full-time result

Of their last 10 matches at home across all tournaments Barcelona won nine times and lost one as well. Shakhtar Donetsk won six times, drew three and lost one of their last 10 games away from home. Amazingly, Barcelona are on a streak of 15 matches without defeat. Shakhtar Donetsk didn’t lose any of their 6 most recent away games.

Both teams to score

Barcelona scored the first goal in seven out of their last ten games. Shakhtar Donetsk scored the opening goal in seven of the last ten away from home. Shakhtar Donetsk managed four wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches. Barcelona have scored in 3 consecutive home meetings with Shakhtar Donetsk.

Total goals

Barcelona saw over 2.5 goals in seven of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 2.6 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in seven of Shakhtar Donetsk’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 2.2 goals in these matches. Barcelona scored at least once in their previous 11 matches. Shakhtar Donetsk scored at least one goal in their last 15 matches.

To sum up, the upcoming match between Barcelona and Shakhtar Donetsk seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this Champions League game.

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