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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Porto prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 19th September 2023
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK, 21:00 CET
Venue: Volksparkstadion

Shakhtar Donetsk will face Porto in the final match from this first round in the Champions League.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Porto Predictions and Top Betting Tips

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Porto will be an interesting game and we have high expectations. Here are our predictions.

Both Teams To Score Prediction: Yes

Shakhtar have been exceptional in recent months and we think that they will have some strong performances in the tournament this year. They will start against Porto, who are in perfect form right now too. The important factor is that both sides concede a lot and in almost every game. They also score a lot and rarely lose games. We expect at least one goal per team here and potentially a lot more.

Match Result Prediction: Porto to Win

Shakhtar are obviously playing in a far weaker league than Porto and it is normal for them to win there. But in the Champions League, they will face stronger opposition and the visitors are far more experienced than them. They have also been extremely successful in recent years and will aim for the 1/8 finals at least. We think that the visitors will win this tough and competitive fixture.

Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 to Porto

We definitely expect goals on both ends here. It is a fact that Shakhtar will not play at their home stadium due to the ongoing war in the country. But they remain impressive and score a lot. When we compare the Shakhtar Donetsk vs Porto line ups, we think that the visitors have an obvious advantage in strength and should be able to win this game.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Porto Team Previews

Shakhtar Donetsk Preview

Shakhtar Donetsk are making a return to the Champions League and they actually got placed in one of the “easier” groups. Nevertheless, it should be quite hard for them to make it out of the group stage. Their best bet is to win some points against Antwerp and continue in the Europa League. Their current form is impressive and the team looks very dangerous in attack.

Porto Preview

Porto reached the 1/8 finals of the Champions League last season and will be motivated to reach at least that stage again. They will get a lot of chances against teams like Shakhtar and Antwerp and based on their current form, we expect them to win most matches. The only problem at Porto right now is the defense. They have conceded in five out of their six games since the start of the season.

FAQs regarding Shakhtar Donetsk vs Porto

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Porto

In which places are the two teams in their domestic leagues right now?

Shakhtar Donetsk are at the top of the table in the Ukrainian Premier League while Porto are also leading the standings in Portugal.

Which team is the favorite to win this game?

Porto have a massive advantage in odds ahead of this game despite being the visitors.

Which team won the previous Shakhtar Donetsk vs Porto game?

The teams last met in the CL in 2014 and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.