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Champions League • Group D Day 1
09/15/21 12:45 PM
Sheriff Tiraspol
Sheriff Tiraspol
2 - 0
Finished
45' : 1 - 0
Shakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar Donetsk

Tip Sheriff Tiraspol - Shakhtar Donetsk

Sheriff Tiraspol Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction published on September 13, 2021 at 7:52 PM - modifiedat September 15, 2021 at 11:28 AM

Moldovan side Sheriff is the surprise package in the Champions League group stage, after coming all the way through the qualifiers to reach this level for the first time in their history. They start their Group D journey at home to Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk, looking to get three points on board. Sheriff are unbeaten in 12 matches, with 10 wins in there. They’ve scored two or more goals in six of the last 10 matches while they have five straight clean sheets. In Champions League matches, all at the qualification stage, Sheriff are unbeaten in their last eight, with six clean sheets. To get here, they did eliminate some established sides, including Dinamo Zagreb and Red Star Belgrade. At home, they have five straight wins in the Champions League, with four clean sheets, and they’ve scored two or more in three of their last five home matches in the same competition.

Shakhtar Donetsk on the other hand, take to this game a run of seven matches unbeaten, with five wins in there. They’ve scored in each of the last 11 matches and managed two or more goals in seven of their last 10. Away from home Shakhtar are unbeaten in the last five, winning four and keeping three clean sheets. They also came through the qualification stages, though playing only in the last two rounds, where they beat Genk and Monaco. Those wins stretched Shakhtar’s unbeaten run in the Champions League to six matches, and they’ve scored twice in four of the six. They are unbeaten in their last three away matches in the competition, and won three of the last five. In their last five away Champions League matches, Shakhtar have beaten Real Madrid, Monaco, Genk, then drawn with Inter, which makes them a really formidable side!

Key points Sheriff Tiraspol - Shakhtar Donetsk

key points iconShakhtar are unbeaten in their last three away matches in the Champions League.

key points iconShakhtar have four wins and three clean sheets in the last five away matches.

key points iconSheriff are unbeaten in their last 12 matches.

key points iconSheriff haven’t lost any of their last eight Champions League matches.

key points iconShakhtar have scored in each of their last 11 matches.

Conclusion Sheriff Tiraspol - Shakhtar Donetsk

Sheriff have come from far to get to this stage and this is where it all starts getting tough. While they have eliminated a number of bigger teams, here they face a different kind of challenge, a stiffer one. Shakhtar are more experienced at this stage, and have beaten much more established sides. We are backing the away team to win here.

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