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Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Predictions, tips & betting odds

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Real Madrid welcome Shakhtar Donetsk to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday evening on matchday three in the Champions League with Carlo Ancelotti's men aiming to continue their perfect start to the competition.

The defending champions have won both of their matches in Group F without conceding and are clear favourites to pick up three more points against the side from Ukraine.

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk latest odds

Los Blancos are priced at just 1/6 (1.17) with bet365 to claim a victory, while the visitors are available at 11/1 (12.00).

This is the third consecutive season these sides have been drawn in the same group and while Madrid won both their meetings last term, Shakhtar won both of their group games in 2020.

A draw is offered at 7/1 (8.00).

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk first goal scorer odds

Karim Benzema returned from injury in the weekend La Liga draw against Osasuna but missed a penalty late on in the game.

The Frenchman remains the favourite to break the deadlock on Wednesday evening at 21/10 (3.10) just ahead of Vinicius Junior who can be backed at 10/3 (4.33) and Rodrygo Goes at 11/2 (6.50).

The visitors have three players all priced at 16/1 (17.00) to score first; Andriy Kulakov, Danylo Sikan, and Lassina Traore.

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk preview

Los Blancos have kept two clean sheets in the Champions League this season but in La Liga they have conceded in all seven of their matches.

With goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois missing tonight there could be some interest in opposing the hosts to keep their opponents at bay.

Shakhtar have scored in both of their Champions League matches this season, putting four goals past RB Leipzig before drawing 1-1 against Celtic while the Ukrainians have scored in four of their last five games against Real Madrid.

Backing goals at both ends at the Bernabeu could therefore prove a shrewd move.

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk tips and predictions

Both teams to score is priced at 19/20 (1.95) which could offer some real value while combining this selection with over 2.5 goals sees the odds rise to 11/10 (2.10).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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