Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Real Madrid will be looking to make amends for a shocking 2-1 loss to Alaves in La Liga when they take on Shakhtar Donetsk in a very important Champions League game. Los Blancos did well to beat Inter 2-0 in Milano in the previous group game, and a win over the Ukrainians will see them book their place in the last 16 of the elite competition. When the two teams met in Madrid earlier in the process Shakhtar Donetsk defeated Real Madrid, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.
However, away win should not be considered as Benzema, Hazard, Ramos and Valverde are all sidelined with injury. The Ukrainian champions, on the other hand, aim to climb to top two in Group B, but beating Zinedine Zidane’s troops is easier said than done. A close match is on the cards at NSC Olympiyskiy Stadium, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. The likes of Taison, Konoplyanka, and Dentinho will be sorely missed in the home team.
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