On Wednesday October 21, Real Madrid will host Ukrainian Shakhtar at Alfredo di Stefano in the Champions League – we have prepared a forecast for this meeting.
Real Madrid started the new championship ambiguously. “Creamy” earned ten points in five league matches. Wards Zinedine Zidana beat “Betis” (3: 2), “Valladolid” (1: 0) and “Levante” (2: 0), played draw with “Real Sociedad” (0: 0), while in the last round lost homes Cadiz (0: 1). Perhaps Real Madrid have already played in the Champions League with their thoughts.
The Champions League is undoubtedly Real Madrid’s top priority and tournament. It’s not just about the number of Champions League trophies won by the Spaniards. “Creamy”, after changing the name of the European Cup, have passed the group stage all 25 times. No other club has succeeded. After a streak of victories in the Champions League, Real have been eliminated in the round of 16 in the last two rallies. In 2019, the team was knocked out by Ajax, and last season it was done by Manchester City.
Interestingly, Real is approaching the upcoming match with poor home form in the Champions League. In the last six matches in Madrid in the Champions League, the “creamy” won only once. “Royal Club” mocked “Galatasaray” (6: 0). In other home games last season, Madrid drew with PSG (2-2) and Club Brugge (2-2), and lost to Manchester City (1: 2).
Eden Hazard and Daniel Carvajal are in the infirmary at Real Madrid. The participation of Sergio Ramos, Martin Edegor and Альlvaro Odriosola is in question.
The Ukrainian champion also started a new championship ambiguously. The Pitmen have won three times and drew three times in six rounds. Vorskla and Dynamo started better, so Shakhtar is third in the league.
Luis Castro’s charges added in the last three meetings. The Pitmen defeated Olimpik (2: 0), defeated Lviv (5: 1) and drew with Desna (2: 2).
In the group stage of the Champions League, Shakhtar is a regular guest. However, the Pitmen have not advanced beyond of the final yet. In the 1/8 finals, the Donetsk side last appeared in the 2017/18 season. In the next two rallies, the Ukrainian club took third place in the group.
From the last season in the Champions League, Shakhtar’s good away results can be noted. The Ukrainians defeated Atalanta on the road (2: 1), drew with Manchester City (1: 1) and broke up with Dynamo Zagreb (3: 3).
Ismaily is injured at Shakhtar. The participation of Sergei Bolbat, Evgeny Konoplyanka and Vladislav Vakula is questionable.
Real Madrid have won eight of their previous nine official matches at home.
In the Champions League, the creamy have won at home only once in their last six matches.
The bet “total over 2.5” has played in all of Real’s last 12 home games in the Champions League.
Shakhtar won only one of the previous seven matches in the Champions League.
The Pitmen’s unbeaten run in the Champions League reached four meetings.
The “total over 2.5” bet has played in five of Shakhtar’s six past away matches in the Champions League.
Real and Shakhtar have played only two official matches. The Spanish club won in both: 4: 0, 4: 3.
It is difficult to determine the form of teams in the domestic championship. Especially considering that none of them shows outstanding results at the start. However, both clubs will approach the Champions League fully armed, there is no doubt about that. Taking into account the statistics of Shakhtar and Real in this tournament, the bet “total over 2.5” should play here. The winner of the meeting is the more powerful Real Madrid, which is unlikely to leave chances for the Ukrainians.
Our prediction is the victory of Real Madrid with a handicap (-1.5) for 1.89 in BC 1xbet