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Shakhtar Donetsk – Manchester City: Back either team to win

8:20 PM IST 05/12/17
Kevin De Bruyne Pep Guardiola Manchester City
Pep Guardiola’s side have had to work hard to get wins lately and will face another tough test when they travel to Kharkiv

Manchester City will wrap up their Uefa Champions League Group F action with a trip to the Metalist Stadium as they take on Shakhtar Donetsk .

The Miners head into this game sitting second on the log, three points ahead of Napoli. Qualification is however not guaranteed for Shakhtar as they will drop if they lose and Partenopei win at bottom side Feyenoord. An important win for Shakhtar is thus quoted at odds of ( 2.62 ) with Bet365 .

It’s been smooth sailing for the Citizens as they boast of a 100% record in Group F with five wins and 15 points. The current English Premier League leaders have had to work extra hard to get results lately but will still fancy their chances of closing the group with another victory offered at odds of ( 2.87 ) with the same betting firm.

A draw would be enough to send Paulo Fonseca’s team to the last 16 and its ( 3.40 ) should it end that way in Kharkiv.

None of the Miner’s last 12 games in all competitions has ended in draw. Punters can back either team to win at odds of ( 1.33 ).

None of Manchester City’s 41 Champions League group games has ended goalless. Tipsters can thus give them the benefit of scoring the opening goal at the Metalist Stadium at ( 2.05 ).

Shakhtar have won their two European home games this term, scoring an average of two goals. For Pep Guardiola’s side, they have netted 13 goals in this group phase. Backing more than two goals comes at a price of ( 1.25 ) while it’s ( 1.61 ) for the duo to score.

Raheem Sterling has scored four goals in five Champions League games this season, which is his most prolific campaign till date. Indeed the Englishman is on top form and is tipped to score anytime with  Bet365 at odds of ( 3.50 ).