Champion’s league favorites Bayern Munich travel to take on Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday hoping to secure a significant first leg advantage.
Shakhtar Donetsk Betting News
Shakhtar will be out to spring a surprise against their more illustrious rivals. The Ukrainian side, currently second in their respective league, are experienced heads in European football and lost just one game in the group stages, winning two and drawing 3. The 9 points accumulated was enough to see them secure second place behind Porto. Luiz Adriano will be a key man for the Ukraine side. The Brazilian forward has scored 9 goals in this season’s competition, 6 more than Bayern’s top scorer, Mario Goetze. Eight of these came in the two matches against BATE, with the forward scoring 5 in the 7-0 away win. The club will be without the suspended Taras Stepanenko for the clash.
Bayern Munich Betting News
Bayern warmed up for the clash in the best possible fashion with a comprehensive 8-0 win over Hamburg. All of Bayern’s attacking stars were amongst the goal scorers with Franck Ribery, Mario Goetze (2), Arjen Robben (2), Thomas Muller (2) and Robert Lewandowski all scoring. The win made it back to back wins following a defeat to Wolfsburg and a draw with Schalke. Bayern currently lead the way in Germany, 8 points clear of second place Wolfsburg. Bayern won 5 of their 6 group games to top Group E and since 2012 have either won, came second or made the last four of the competition.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Bayern Munich Match Prediction
This will be the first meeting of the pair in the Champions league, however Shakhtar have met German opposition previously in this competition. In the 2012/2013 season Shakhtar drew 2-2 at home to Borussia Dortmund before losing 3-0 away while in last season’s tournament they lost 4-0 away to Bayern Leverkusen before drawing 0-0 at home. The fact that they help both sides to a draw at home is indicative of the task that Bayern face.
Match Betting Tip: Shakhtar Donetsk and Bayern Munich is 5.00 with Bet365 to finish all square
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