Pep Guardiola’s side sit atop the English Premier League log with 16 points from six games and will be expected to coast to victory in this outing after the 5-0 demolition of Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The Citizens whitewashed Feyenoord 4-0 in front of their home fans in their last European outing and have besides secured the maximum points in their last five games. Though both sides have not met previously, the recent form of the Manchester outfit is mind-blowing and as such are favourites to win with Nairabet at the price of (1.22).
A draw at the end of 90 minutes stands at unlikely odds of (7.75) with the same betting company.
Shakhtar have lost their last four away games in the Champions League and are not likely to cause any problem for their English opponents. They will thus be coming into this challenge as massive underdogs at the price of (13.00).
The 2014 Premier League champions have been unbeaten in their last nine Champions League home games and are therefore (1.04) to avoid defeat at the Etihad Stadium.
For Paulo Fonseca’s team, they have failed to net in six of their last seven European outings and Manchester City have scored without conceding in four of their last five. Bookies tip only the Citizens to score at (2.15).