October 22, 2018
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By Kartikey Sharma

The MCI vs SHA match preview –

Premier League champions Manchester City will be travelling to Ukraine as they play against Shakhtar Donetsk in a game for UEFA Champions League.

Manchester City are a team who are ready to take on the world with their football prowess. They have a challenge in their hands domestically and especially in the UEFA Champions League. Pep Guardiola has openly said it many times that he believed that his team was the best team in the world last season. He hasn’t made many significant changes to his squad this season, and this could cause him problems in the long term. However, they are sitting pretty joint top of the Premier League table and strong in Europe right now.

On the other hand, Shakhtar Donetsk are a side who have been around the elite level of European football. They are not going to pushovers as the experience in the side is quite significant. They are leading the league Ukrainian Premier League with 10 wins the 12 games, and maybe will secure the title this year as well. Realistically, Donetsk would be eyeing a Europa League spot after this group-stage to have a genuine title to challenge for at the end of the season.

MCI vs SHA Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:

When and where?

This match is to be played at Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist, Donetsk, Ukraine. The ground has a capacity of 40,003 and it is going to be a mostly cloudy day in Donetsk with a 10% chance of precipitation.

Where to watch Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk live?

The clash will take place at 12:30 AM (IST) on October 24th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV.

Stats and Facts for Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City:

MCI vs SHA recent form (Last six matches)

Manchester City – W D W W W W

Shakhtar Donetsk– W D D W W D

MCI vs SHA Head to head

Manchester City Won – 1

Shakhtar Donetsk Won – 1

Not Decided – 0

MCI vs SHA Team News:

Manchester City:

  • Kyle Walker will be returning to the starting lineup, but Kevin de Bruyne will still be making appearances from the bench to regain fitness.
  • Danilo, Ilkay Gundogan, Claudio Bravo are the only absentees for the team.
  • Ederson will be the goalkeeper for Manchester City.

Shakhtar Donetsk:

  • No changes in the starting XI are expected except for Bohdan Butko will be replacing Matviyenko in the right back spot.
  • Taison is sidelined Shakhtar Donetsk.
  • Andriy Pyatov will be the safety net for the backline.

MCI vs SHA Probable Playing 11:

Shakhtar Donetsk –

Pyatov, Butko, Kryvtsov, Rakitskiy, Ismaily, Maycon, Stepanenko, Marlos, Patrick, Bolbat, Moraes

Manchester City –

Ederson (GK), Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Mendy, Silva, Fernandinho, B. Silva, Sterling, Jesus, Sane/Mahrez

Players to look out for-

  • Junior Moraes

The Brazilian striker has become an impressive player for his new in Shakhtar Donetsk. He has scored 12 goals in 14 games for the team this season already.

  • Raheem Sterling

The Manchester City winger has taken the role of chief creator ever since Kevin de Bruyne was injured. An impressive run of four goals and two assists in seven games makes him an important player for the team.

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Gambling India Info Match Prediction Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk –

Manchester City would like to secure their Round of 16 spot early in the UEFA Champions League, and we back them to win this game.

MCI vs SHA Dream 11 Team Predictions-

Team 1:

Manchester City’s strikers don’t have a guaranteed position in the starting XI. Ergo, we have avoided taking them in our team. Raheem Sterling and David Silva are taken to get us points for a Manchester City attack. Junior Moraes is in a good form, and his inclusion is axiomatic.

Team 2:

Here we have taken Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane as well in the team. The rest of the team is relatively same.

Kartikey Sharma

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