Ace Football previews the Champions League round 1 match between Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Porto and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Shakhtar Donetsk get their latest Champions League campaign underway this coming Tuesday with a home fixture against FC Porto at Volksparkstadion.
Form: Shakhtar Donetsk vs FC Porto
Shakhtar Donetsk Form
Shakhtar Donetsk had a dominant run in their previous three matches, beginning with a 0-2 victory against FC Kolos Kovalivka. They continued their winning streak by defeating FC Minaj 1-4 and securing a 1-0 win against Obolon-Brovar. However, in their last six Champions League home matches, Shakhtar Donetsk failed to secure a single victory. Instead, they drew four matches and suffered two losses, scoring three goals and conceding 12.
FC Porto Form
FC Porto are unbeaten in their last three matches, first beating Rio Ave by 1-2. This was followed by a 1-1 with Arouca and a 0-1 win against Estrela da Amadora. FC Porto claimed two wins against one draw and three defeats in their last six away matches in the Champions League. The scoreline from these matches reads six goals conceded and nine scored.
Betting facts for Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Porto
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Porto. The facts are based on the statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- Shakhtar Donetsk have scored in 48 of the last 50 matches
- In 12 of the last 14 Shakhtar Donetsk matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 9 of the last 11 matches Shakhtar Donetsk played, both teams scored
- Shakhtar Donetsk have conceded in 10 of the last 11 matches
- Shakhtar Donetsk have not lost 7 of the last 8 matches
- FC Porto have not lost 23 of the last 25 matches
- FC Porto have scored in 19 of the last 21 matches
- FC Porto have lost the last 3 matches in a row and both teams scored at the same time
- In 9 of the last 11 FC Porto matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- FC Porto have won the last 3 matches in a row while scoring less than 2.5 goals
Players in form: Shakhtar Donetsk vs FC Porto
Maryan Shved has scored twice in his last six Champions League appearances for Shakhtar Donetsk, and the team would welcome him finding the net again on Tuesday. Additionally, fans and punters will be keeping an eye on Mehdi Taremi, who has an impressive streak of five goals in his last six Champions League games for FC Porto.
Popular betting markets: Shakhtar Donetsk vs FC Porto
Shakhtar Donetsk have been formidable at Volksparkstadion, going unbeaten in their last 10 matches with eight wins and two draws. FC Porto, on the other hand, have an impressive away record, winning nine of their previous 10 away games and suffering only one loss. They’ve stayed unbeaten in their last five games and haven’t lost to Shakhtar Donetsk in their four most recent encounters.
Both teams to score
In their last 10 matches, Shakhtar Donetsk have scored the opening goal seven times, while FC Porto have scored the first goal in four of their last 10 games.
In their last ten matches, Shakhtar Donetsk saw seven of them finish with more than 2.5 goals, with themselves scoring an average of two goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of FC Porto’s previous ten matches. They managed to score an average of 1.6 goals in these matches.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs FC Porto Prediction
The match between Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Porto should be an interesting one to watch and play some bets on, too. Therefore, we have come up with a free prediction for this Champions League game.