Shakhtar Donetsk host Dinamo Zagreb in the city of Kharkiv in a game from Group C
Shakhtar Donetsk host Dinamo Zagreb in the city of Kharkiv in a game from Group C of the UEFA Champions League. We are going to discuss this match during our Champions League predictions for today. Let’s go.
After two rounds played so far, Shakhtar are third in the group with 3 points, being on par with their next opponent Dinamo. The Ukrainian champions kicked off their campaign with a home defeat against Manchester City, but in the second round the achieved a first win, beating Atalanta at the San Siro.
Until the 41th minute Shakhtar were behind in the result, but Junior Moraes equalised for the visitors. Shakhtar clinched the win literally in the last seconds of the game when the substitute Manor Solomon put the ball in the net behind Pierluigi Gollini.
Not very surprising, but Shakhtar are dominating in the Ukrainian Premier League. They have an impressive record of 11 wins from 11 games played. The have also scored 36 goals so far, conceding just 6. Right now Luis Castro’s team have 13 points advantage in front of the second Desna, so maybe nobody doubts that they will be champions again.
How we said, Dinamo Zagreb currently have the same amout of points as Shakhtar Donetsk in this group – 3. They are second, because they have a better goal difference than the Ukrainians. Even a draw in Kharkiv would allow the Croatians to remain second in the group.
In the previous round Dinamo Zagreb had the tough task to visit Manchester City at the Etihad. The truth is that Dinamo played well, but the logical thing happen and City won this game with 2-0. Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden scored for the English sde.
In our Champions League predictions we think that Shakhtar Donetsk will try to use their home advantage against Dinamo Zagreb, but the Croatians are a tough team to beat. They already proved it during their visit to Manchester City, when they have kept a clean sheet for 66 minutes.