Shakhtar Donetsk vs Atalanta Prediction and Betting Preview, 11 Dec 2019

The Match Is Over. Score: 0-3
Konstantin Sboiev
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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Atalanta PredictionUkranian powerhouse Shakhtar Donetsk will play host to their Italian counterparts, Atalanta, in the Group C Champions League last games as the hosts aim to join group leaders Manchester city in the knock out stage of the competition. Shakhtar Donetsk sit second in the group, trailing the leaders by five points while Dinamo Zagreb trails them by a point.
Match status: 2019-20 Champions League Group Stages
Kick-off:
Venue: OSC Metalist (Kharkiv)

Shakhtar Donetsk v Atalanta Team News

The hosts, having won only one group stage game, will come into this match a very determined side as this is equivalent to their Champions League final game. As they seek to join English champions Manchester City in the knockout stages, the team should earn maximum points from this fixture in order to proceed, disregarding how the other group fixture will turn out.

Luis Castro will therefore have a daunting task in organizing and fielding a side that will produce the much-deserved performance that will see them through. The side is winless in their last five Champions League outings at home and will, therefore, be looking to make amends for that in this fixture on home soil.

The visitors on the other hand have endured one of their most disappointing performances this season both in their domestic league as well as in the Champions League.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s side has registered only one win their group games, losing three and drawing one in the process. The abysmal performance has only earned them four points in their group and they will therefore make the trip to Ukraine to play for their pride and fans. A win for the Italian side will condemn their hosts to a harsh Champions League exit.

They will however be without the services of their most potent attacker, Duvan Zapata, and will therefore need to look for goal scoring insiparion elsewhere.

Injured or Suspended Players:

Shakhtar Donetsk will be a very fortunate team going into this clash as they are injury and suspension free. Luis Castro should therefore field a very potent team capable of seeing this through.

Atalanta will be the unfortunate side of the two as they will be without their Colombian marksman and goal machine, Duvan Zapata, who is out with a thigh injury. Their go-to midfielder, J. Ilicic is also doubtful with a muscle injury.

Head-to-Head Record: Shakhtar Donetsk v Atalanta

2019-20 Champions League Group Stages
Atalanta 1-2 Shakhtar Donetsk

2015 Club Friendly
Atalanta 0-1 Shakhtar Donetsk

Pre-Match Odds:

Shakhtar Donetsk - 2.61
Draw - 3.92
Atalanta - 2.60

All odds are with BetWinner and are subject to change.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Atalanta Predictions

This will be a very crucial game for the hosts as they seek to seal their place in the knockout stages of the competition. A win will be the surest guarantee and Luis Castro will ensure they give everything to achieve that. Atalanta are a side playing for their fans and will give a decent performance to make the long trip count.
Main Match Predictions:
BTTS & Over 2.5 @ 1.76
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Correct Score:
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Atalanta @ 9.30
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