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Date: 7th October 2023
Kick-Off: 17:45 UK, 18:45 CET
TV: TNT Sports 3
Over 2.5 goals
2-1 to Barcelona
The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Barcelona: Top free betting tips
On the back of victories in the Ukrainian Cup and Premier League, Shakhtar Donetsk go up against Barcelona in Round 4 of the group stage in the UEFA Champions League. The fixture will take place at the neutral location at Volksparkstadion on Tuesday, 7 November. Barcelona enters this game after recapturing their winning form against Real Sociedad in La Liga.
Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Three of the previous five H2Hs of these two sides have finished with Over 2.5 Goals. Barcelona have found the back of the net eight times in their last five fixtures away from Estadio Olimpic Luis Companys. On the other hand, Shakhtar Donetsk have scored an average of two goals per game in their last five home and away fixtures. Miners have also conceded goals in four of their recent five games in front of their home fans. Therefore, we predict this game to feature a total of Over 2.5 Goals.
Both teams to score prediction: Yes
Shakhtar Donetsk have restricted their rivals from scoring in four of their last five matches. However, they will have to be more disciplined as Barca has scored in four of their recent five H2H meetings against the Ukrainian side. But Miners have also contributed to three BTTS outcomes in that duration. Furthermore, Barcelona have allowed goals at the back in three of their last five matches road fixtures. Considering these facts, a BTTS outcome will be our second pick for this fixture.
Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Shakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar Donetsk have been limited to scoring just one goal in three of their last five games in front of their home fans. The Miners have also notched only one goal in two of their recent three UCL matches. On the other hand, Barcelona have scored twice in three of their last five games away from Estadio Olimpic Luis Companys, conceding five goals in total. Barca defeated Donetsk by 2-1 in the reverse fixture in UCL this season and we predict the same lead in favour of Barcelona in this encounter.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Barcelona: Form, recent games, and news
Shakhtar Donetsk preview
With the help of Oleksandr Zubkov’s goal in the 54th minute, Shakhtar Donetsk recorded a 0-1 victory against Dynamo Kyiv in the Ukrainian Premier League. After only one victory in three UCL rounds, along with two defeats, Shakhtar are third in Group H. The team has an ideal training regimen as they prepare for their next UCL challenge.
Ronald Araujo provided Barca with a narrow 0-1 lead in stoppage time to lead his team to victory against Real Sociedad in La Liga. The Blaugrana have won all of their opening three games in Champions League and stand at the top of Group H. Sergio Roberto and De Jong will not be present against Shakhtar due to injuries.
FAQs regarding Shakhtar Donetsk vs Barcelona
Who is the Shakhtar Donetsk player to watch? Oleksandr Zubkov.
Who is the Barcelona player to watch? Ferran Torres.
What was the last Head to Head result? 2-1 to Barcelona.