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Shakhtar v Man City: Team news, probable lineup & prediction

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 17/09/2019

Manchester City will take a trip to Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League Group C match on Wednesday, here are the details you need know about the clash.

TEAM NEWS:

SHAKHTAR DONETSK:

Shakhtar Donetsk has no injury concern going into this game, although Yevhen Konoplyanka may be preferred to Mateus Martins on the right-hand side of midfield.

MANCHESTER CITY:

The Premier League Champions might welcome back Benjamin Mendy back into the team but there is no fresh injury concern expect Aymeric Laporte. Leroy Sane is expected to miss this game after been ruled out for the entire season.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Manchester City had a better head to head record, in the four games played so far they have won three and drew one while Shakhtar Donetsk has suffered three defeats and just a draw.

RECENT FORM:

SHAKHTAR DONETSK:

The Ukraine based team is in good form prior to this match, in their last six games, they have won five and drew just one and they comfortable top the Ukrainian League with 7points.

MANCHESTER CITY:

Pep Guardiola’s men slump to a defeat against Norwich in their last outing in the Premier League and in the last five games they have dropped more points when compared to previous seasons.

They are still capable of getting a win in a game like this.

POSSIBLE LINE UP:

SHAKHTAR DONETSK:

Pyatov; Bolbat, Krivtsov, Matviyenko, Ismaily; Stepanenko, Alan; Konoplyanka, Marlos, Taison; Moraes

MANCHESTER CITY:

 Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi; Cancelo, Rodri, De Bruyne, Zinchenko; B.Silva, Sterling, Aguero

PREDICTION:

Shakhtar Donetsk 1-3 Manchester City

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