In the return leg of the Champions League qualifying round, Shakhtar Donetsk will host Monaco in Kharkiv. Will the Donetsk team again be more successful than their opponents on August 25 and advance to the group stage of the most prestigious European tournament? – you will find the answer in our forecast.
After five rounds in the Ukrainian league, Shakhtar have moved up to second place and are one point behind their only and constant competitors. The team of Roberto De Zerbi has won four games in a row in all competitions and conceded just three goals in the domestic championship.
The first meeting with Monaco took place in a fairly equal fight. After a quick goal, the Pitmen began to play according to the score and respond with their counter-attacks, while the French were unable to find the keys to the goal of the Donetsk club. As a result – a victory (1: 0) and a return leg in Kharkov.
AS Monaco have lost their last three games and look rather unconvincing at the start of the season. In the championship, Niko Kovacs’ charges have only one point and a natural penultimate place. The club in the previous round was unable to win back a goal of advantage in his field from Lance after the removal of the opponent’s player, and then he himself remained in the minority, conceded a second time and lost (0: 2) quite to the point.
In the home meeting with Shakhtar, the French could not answer the opponents’ goal, although there were chances to score, but the guests could also increase the gap. Having lost as little as possible, the Monegasques made it harder for themselves in the return match.
Monaco’s game was not impressive either in the first meeting with Shakhtar or in the domestic championship matches. In our opinion, the Monegasques do not fully understand what to do on the field and cannot implement the coaching ideas and tasks. One goal scored in the last three matches speaks of obvious problems with creativity and implementation. The team will have a difficult time in Kharkiv, where Shakhtar will use their favorite technique – lightning-fast counterattacks.
The Pitmen have leveled off the position in the league and it becomes clear from the team’s play that the ideas of the Italian specialist find the right response in the actions of the team. The players began to put more pressure, meeting the opponent at the very penalty area, hit more on goal and gained good physical shape, not stopping until the final whistle.
We believe that in the return match the guests will be surprised by the Pitmen – in our opinion, they will not guard the result of the first match, but will actively attack and prevent the Monegasques from breathing freely until the end of the game. The Pitmen look more impressive and preferable for the role of the winner of the pair, but we propose to hedge the bet.
Our forecast is an Asian handicap (0) at Shakhtar . For such an outcome, 1xbet review offers a coefficient of 2.15
Both clubs have excellent performers in the attacking line, the Pitmen always score a lot at home, and the guests will have to look for their goal anyway, if they do not want to be left without the Champions League. We believe that the confrontation will be held in an attacking manner and both teams will be able to score goals.
Our second bet will be – both will score . This bet can be placed for 1.72