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Champions League – Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid: Betting Preview

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

Real Madrid visit Ukraine on Tuesday night to face Shakhtar Donetsk in a Champions League match.

Both sides head into the fixture in need of a result. For Shakhtar, it’s been a disappointing start so far. The Moles are down in fourth place in Group D with just one point from two games. Therefore, unless results pick up soon, they’re facing an early exit from Europe.

Real Madrid, on the other hand, head to Kyiv aiming to bounce back from a shock home defeat to Sheriff last time out. Los Blancos are in second place in Group D with three points from two matches.

Our tip

Facts and figures for Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid

  • Shakhtar Donetsk did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Shakhtar Donetsk unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row at home;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Shakhtar Donetsk’s last 3 of 5 matches;
  • Shakhtar Donetsk scored in the last 4 of 6 matches.
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Real Madrid’s last 6 when playing away matches in the row;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Real Madrid’s last 4 of 6 matches;
  • Real Madrid scored in the last 7 of 9 matches;
  • Real Madrid conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches.

Current form — Shakhtar Donetsk v. Real Madrid

The Moles to pick up the pieces

Shakhtar Donetsk look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Roberto De Zerbi’s side appear solid right now with no defeats in 3 matches, which started by drawing 0-0 against Inter. They followed that up by sharing the spoils with Dynamo Kyiv in a 0-0 draw, before taking out Zorya in a 6-1 win.

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. In their last 3 matches, Carlo Ancelotti’s side drew 0-0 with Villarreal before losing 2-1 to FC Sheriff. They lost again last time out 2-1 to Espanyol.

According to the bookmakers, Real Madrid are favourites to win. Betting on a home win will get you odds of 5.58, meaning the bookies predict Shakhtar Donetsk have a fair chance of claiming all three points. For placing your bet on Los Blancos, the best price at the time of writing is 1.68.

Shakhtar Donetsk v. Real Madrid — fixture history

The last match between these two clubs was a Champions League match back on 1 December 2020 and saw Shakhtar Donetsk claim a 2-0 victory.

Shakhtar Donetsk have the following 2-0-2 meeting statistics with Real Madrid.

Current table in the Champions League

Primary goalscorer

It is difficult to look past Karim Benzema when searching for a goalscorer. He seems unstoppable and hit the target 5 times in the last 6 matches for Real Madrid. His season total reads 10 goals right now.

With 4 goals in the last 6 matches for Shakhtar Donetsk, Tete is the player to look out for at Shakhtar Donetsk, as he will be gunning for more goals on Tuesday.