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Champions League – Madrid vs Shakhtar: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Champions League match between Madrid and Shakhtar and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Real Madrid are somehow still alive in the tournament although results have been far from convincing. Of the last 6 matches in the Champions League, they have just managed 2 wins while also losing twice. Strictly speaking, results have not been too impressive for Shakhtar Donetsk lately in the tournament. Of the last 6 matches in the Champions League, they managed just two wins while also losing twice.

Season facts for Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Facts are calculated for Champions League

  • Real Madrid scored the last 12 matches in a row at home;
  • Real Madrid scored in the last 8 of 10 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Real Madrid’s last 4 of 6 matches;
  • Both teams scored in Real Madrid’s last 4 at home matches in the row.
  • Shakhtar Donetsk did not win the last 4 matches in a row;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Shakhtar Donetsk’s last 3 of 5 matches;
  • Shakhtar Donetsk conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Shakhtar Donetsk’s last 2 of 4 matches.

Lineup Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk

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Current form — Real Madrid v. Shakhtar Donetsk

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Los Blancos paddling along

Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Real Madrid, who have performed more or less according to expectations. Real Madrid look in good shape before their upcoming match, as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches, they first beat Barcelona by 2-1, before drawing 0-0 with Osasuna. They were back as winners last time out when they took out Elche 2-1.

Shakhtar Donetsk can build on recent win

Shakhtar Donetsk look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. They won away against Vorskla by 2-0 in the Ukrainian Premier League. Before that, they thrashed Zorya on the home turf by 6-1 but had a goalless draw with Dynamo Kyiv in the game before that. However, the latest 4-1 win against Desna have them going on adrenaline coming into this European game.

Real Madrid v. Shakhtar Donetsk — fixture history

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Real Madrid look to extend superior advantage.

Shakhtar Donetsk were left empty-handed when Real Madrid handed them a 5-0 defeat in their last Champions League encounter. The former did win the reverse match though, as they secured 3 points to their name by claiming a 2-0 win. Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 4 times in the past 5 matches between Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk. Both teams found the back of the net 2 times in those 5 matches. All in all, Real Madrid have had a fine reading on Shakhtar Donetsk in previous seasons in the Champions League with a 3-0-2 advantage going into this match.

Full Time Betting

Analysing the prices with the bookmakers, Real Madrid are given an 82% chance of beating Shakhtar Donetsk. That equals odds at 1.22 on the home side to win, while the draw sits at 6.50. Placing a bet on the away win for the visitors returns you odds 13.00. Real Madrid won 5 of their previous 10 home league games. In contrast, Shakhtar Donetsk lost 2 of their last 10 away league games.

BTTS

BTTS 2.05 vs 1.70 The last 10 home league games for Real Madrid averaged 3.8 goals per game with BTTS paying out 8 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Shakhtar Donetsk, the average total goals were 3.1 with 6 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.

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Over/Under Betting

The chance of this match going over 2.5 goals is as high as 65% judging by the odds on offer with the bookmakers. This amounts to a payout of odds of 1.53 if you wish to place a bet on OVER 2.5 goals. Accordingly, betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 2.50. Real Madrid’s last 10 home league games saw an average of 3.8 goals per match. 5 of Real Madrid’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Shakhtar Donetsk’s last 10 away league games averaged 3.1 goals per game. 5 of Shakhtar Donetsk’s last 10 away matches went over 2.5 goals.

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