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Champions League: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Barcelona – Betting preview

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Our betting analysts at Ace Football preview the Champions League round 4 game between Shakhtar Donetsk and Barcelona and offer team news, stats, facts and the best betting suggestions for the match.

Volksparkstadion is the venue where Barcelona kick-off another assault in the Champions League. The visitors play Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

In the Group H table, Shakhtar Donetsk are placed third with three points after three matches. Barcelona rank top of the standings on nine points.


Team form: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Barcelona

Shakhtar Donetsk Form

Shakhtar Donetsk added two wins to their account in their three most recent outings, as they beat Royal Antwerp by 2-3. Their next match left them empty-handed in a 2-1 defeat against Barcelona, followed by a 0-1 win against Dynamo Kyiv. Shakhtar Donetsk are without a win in their last six Champions League matches on home soil, which produced a record of three draws and three defeats, in which they conceded 15 and scored four goals.

Barcelona Form

Results have been up and down for Barcelona, who beat Shakhtar Donetsk by 2-1. Following that up proved too difficult, as they lost 1-2 against Real Madrid, before claiming three points in a 0-1 win against Real Sociedad. In their last six Champions League away matches, Barcelona have three wins, they’ve drawn zero and lost one three. They scored six while also conceding eight times. They also experienced zero draws and three defeats.

Betting stats and facts for Shakhtar Donetsk and Barcelona

Here are some stats and facts that might be useful for betting on the upcoming match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Barcelona. The facts are based on the data from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all competitions.

  • Shakhtar Donetsk have scored in 56 of the last 58 matches
  • In the last 5 Shakhtar Donetsk matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • In 5 of the last 7 matches Shakhtar Donetsk played, both teams scored
  • In 5 of the last 6 Shakhtar Donetsk matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have conceded in 5 of the last 7 matches
  • Barcelona have not lost the last 16 matches in a row
  • Barcelona have scored in 26 of the last 27 matches
  • Barcelona have won 10 of the last 12 matches
  • Barcelona have won 4 of the last 5 matches while scoring less than 2.5 goals
  • Barcelona have won 4 of the last 5 matches and the sum of goals was under 3.5

Players under the radar: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Barcelona

As the new Champions League season starts to take shape, we can only guess who will top the scoring charts for both Shakhtar Donetsk and Barcelona. In light of this, here are some of the players who we anticipate will be the key figures for each side in the upcoming season.

Full-time result

Of their 10 most recent games at Volksparkstadion, Shakhtar Donetsk won seven times, drew one, and lost two. Barcelona won six of their recent 10 games on their travels, as well as drawing three and losing one. Barcelona are on a great streak of 8 away matches without losing.

Both teams to score

Shakhtar Donetsk scored first in seven of their last ten home games. Barcelona scored the opening goal in seven of the last ten games. Shakhtar Donetsk were able to win five of their matches last 10 matches without conceding a goal.

Total goals

Shakhtar Donetsk performed an average of 1.8 goals a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out seven times. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten games for Barcelona, who scored 1.9 times on average in these matches. Shakhtar Donetsk scored at least one goal in their last 18 matches. Barcelona are on a fine streak of scoring at least one goal in their last 14 matches.

Betting suggestion: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Barcelona

In conclusion, the upcoming game between Shakhtar Donetsk and Barcelona seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this Champions League match.

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