Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Prediction: Shakhtar Donetsk vs RB Leipzig

Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

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Shakhtar Donetsk and RB Leipzig will face each other in the UEFA Champions League this week. The Group F match between the Ukrainian giants and the German club will be held at the Municipal Stadium of Legia Warszawa in Warsaw and is scheduled to kick off at 5:45pm UK time on Tuesday.

Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk are third in UEFA Champions League Group F at the moment with six points from five matches. Last season’s Ukrainian Premier League champions are three points behind second-placed RB Leipzig and could still progress to the next round of the UEFA Champions League this season.

Igor Jovićević’s side will secure the runners-up spot in Group F behind last season’s champions Real Madrid with a win against RB Leipzig at the Municipal Stadium of Legia Warszawa in Warsaw. They hammered RB Leipzig 4-1 away from home on Matchday 1 and will fancy their chances of picking up all three points on the final matchday of the group stage as well.

Due to the war in Ukraine, Shakhtar cannot play at home in the UEFA Champions League. A win against RB Leipzig in Poland will not be easy, but given how they have done so far, they will be confident of picking up all three points from the game.

Team News:

Shved (muscular), Zubkov (muscular) are out.

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig are second in UEFA Champions League Group F at the moment with nine points from five matches, just a point behind defending champions Real Madrid and three points ahead of third-placed Shakhtar Donetsk. If Los Blancos lose to Celtic on the final matchday of the group stage and Leipzig pick up all three points against Shakhtar, then the German club will progress to the last-16 stage of Europe’s premier club competition this season as Group F winners.

Marco Rose’s side will book their place in the last-16 stage of the UEFA Champions League if they pick up just a point against Shakhtar Donetsk at the Municipal Stadium of Legia Warszawa in Warsaw on Wednesday evening. Die Roten Bullen certainly have the ability and quality of players to do just that.

RB Leipzig will head into the match against Shakhtar Donetsk on the back of a 2-0 win against Bayer Leverkusen at the Red Bull Arena in the Bundesliga. It followed a 3-2 victory over Real Madrid at home in UEFA Champions League Group F.

Team News:

Gulacsi (knee), Klostermann (ankle), Laimer (ankle) are out, while Simakan (shoulder) is doubtful.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Shakhtar Donetsk have scored 8 goals in 5 UEFA Champions League games.
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have conceded 6 goals in 5 UEFA Champions League games.
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have lost 1 of 5 UEFA Champions League games.
  • RB Leipzig have scored 9 goals in 5 UEFA Champions League matches.
  • RB Leipzig have conceded 9 goals in 5 UEFA Champions League matches.

Conclusion

Shakhtar Donetsk and RB Leipzig are going to go hard at each other in the UEFA Champions League game this week. It is very likely that there will be a few goals in the game, and we should not be surprised if the match ends in a draw.

Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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