In the first match of the Champions League knockout round, Monaco will play against Shakhtar.
AS Monaco did not start their journey in the new French championship in the best way. In the last two rounds of League 1, Alexander Golovin and company scored one point, drawing with Nantes (1: 1) and losing to Lorient (0: 1). As for the Champions League, the Monegasques have already managed to beat Sparta Prague through victories in two matches (2: 0, 3: 1). Now Niko Kovac’s team is preparing for a duel with Shakhtar.
Under the leadership of Roberto de Zerbi, Shakhtar has not yet shown any enchanting game. In the Champions League, the Ukrainian team beat Genk, having achieved two victories with the same 2: 1 score, but it cannot be said that the Pitmen had no problems with this opponent. Now de Dzerby is preparing his charges for a duel with a much more difficult opponent.
Monaco and Shakhtar met only in the 1979/1980 UEFA Cup. In Donetsk, the Pitmen won with a score of 2: 1, but the Monegasques went further by winning at home with a score of 2: 0.
– Shakhtar have not lost in the last 4 Champions League matches, including qualifying (3 wins and a draw).
Match statistics and odds can be accessed on 1xbet.ng app download. Both Monaco and Shakhtar are not impressive at the start of the season, therefore it is not so easy to make an accurate prediction for this match. And yet, we are inclined to believe that the Monegasques, due to the factor of their field, will be able to beat the vice-champion of Ukraine on Wednesday evening. Our bet: AS Monaco wins with odds of 1.71 .