25th August – 21:00, OSC Metalist, Kharkiv
Shakhtar and Monaco will face each other in the Champions League quals playoffs second leg. The home side wants to hold on to its advantage, while the visitors can stay in the tie only with a victory.
Shakhtar vs Monaco Match Preview & Team News
Shakhtar is on a good track to securing the Champions League group stage spot after celebrating a narrow 1:0 victory in Monaco. The hosts are on a hot streak, as they booked four straight wins. During that run, Roberto De Zerbi’s side conceded just one goal while scoring twice per game on average. Lassina Traore and the lads are one point behind the leading Dynamo Kyiv in the Ukrainian Premier League and head to this clash after a 3:0 victory over Chornomorets on the road. Shakhtar already eliminated Genk, and the home side is just one step away from a place in the group stage. They need another disciplined performance to join the best 32 European teams.
On the other hand, Monaco seems to be in real trouble. Niko Kovac’s side has a very slow start, and the visitors are still searching for their first victory in Ligue 1. Kevin Volland and the lads have trouble finding the back of the oppositions’ net, and they failed to score three times in a row. Monaco picked up just one point in Ligue 1 this season, scoring only once. The away side was confident against Sparta Prague, though, and they need the same recipe for this tie. However, their rival is much more challenging, and Monaco will have a tough task to overturn Shakhtar’s advantage at the away ground.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
We expect to see a tough battle in this one, the stake is high, and both sides want to come out as winners. It can go either way, but we think Shakhtar should hold their rivals to a draw.
Goals Market Prediction
The hosts have been very disciplined so far, and it is very tough to beat them in the back. On the other hand, Monaco is short on goals this season, and we don’t expect to see more than two goals in total in this clash.
Shakhtar vs Monaco
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