Ace Football Team previews the Champions League round 2 match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic who meet up on Wednesday. The pre-match analysis includes the latest team stats, match history and the best betting tips.
Shakhtar Donetsk come up against visiting side Celtic in a Champions League fixture. The game will take place at a neutral venue on Wednesday and it should be an exciting one.
Celtic took a massive beating in their last encounter, and look to make amends this coming Wednesday. Shakhtar Donetsk should face a seriously motivated home side.
Position in the Champions League table: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celtic
The current standings in Group F show us how Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic have performed this season so far. Surely, an exciting battle for three points is on the cards in this round 2 clash this coming Wednesday.
Current form and fixture history of Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celtic
Shakhtar Donetsk had convincing premiere
Shakhtar Donetsk will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Shakhtar Donetsk conquered seven points from their last three matches and started off drawing 1-1 with FC Sheriff. Next up was a 1-2 win against FC Olexandriya, before RB Leipzig were defeated in a 1-4 win.
Celtic with awful premiere
Although losing their latest outing, results have generally been decent in the last three matches for Celtic. They first took out Dundee United by 0-9 before downing Rangers by 4-0. The winning streak came to an end against Real Madrid, who ran out 0-3 winners.
Latest games between Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic
The last time the two teams faced off against each other, Celtic came away as 2-1 winners. It was a match played at Celtic Park back in November 2007 in the Champions League. This time round, betting on Celtic will get you odds 2.20, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with a 45% chance of beating Shakhtar Donetsk. You can get a price of 3.10, should you wish to add Shakhtar Donetsk to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celtic Stats
Here are some facts that could come in handy when placing bets on the upcoming game between Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic. The facts are based on stats from the recent games that the teams played out across all tournaments.
- Shakhtar Donetsk have not lost 18 of the last 20 home matches
- Shakhtar Donetsk have won the last 3 matches in a row
- Shakhtar Donetsk have not lost 7 of the last 9 matches
- Shakhtar Donetsk have scored in 6 of the last 7 home matches
- Shakhtar Donetsk have scored in 7 of the last 9 matches
- Celtic have not lost 28 of the last 30 away matches
- Celtic have not lost 25 of the last 27 matches
- Celtic have scored in 25 of the last 26 matches
- Celtic have scored in the last 13 away matches in a row
- Celtic have won 8 of the last 9 matches
- In the last 4 Shakhtar Donetsk matches versus Celtic the sum of goals was under 3.5
As the new Champions League campaign has recently started, we are still a bit in the dark, as to which striker will dominate the top scorer table for Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic. However, there might be some interesting prospects, when looking at the list of players who are in the best form at the moment.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celtic Match predictions
To summarise, the upcoming match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic appears to be a good chance to place some bets. Therefore, we have come up with the recommended betting suggestion for this game. However, we also present some lower and higher risk alternatives.