While groups A and B are already decided, in group C the question of who is joining Manchester City in the round of 16 is still completely open.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Atalanta Bergamo Soccer Betting Prediction
Although the Italian debutant would depend on contactors of the Sky Blues. However, should they not lose their away game at Dinamo Zagreb, so could “La Dea” with an away win in the Ukraine even at first go to the knockout round, although that would be very flattering.
After all, the Nerazzurri have only four points after three defeats. The trumps hold accordingly the Hirnyky in the hands, which would have the ticket for the round of the best 16 teams safe with a victory in the metalist stadium in Kharkiv regardless of other results.
The odds of the bookmakers are remarkably balanced at Schachtjor Donetsk against Atalanta Bergamo, so that a favorite in this top game is missing, so to speak.
This is quite remarkable if you look at the strong home record of the Ukrainians, who are once again forced to relocate their home game to Kharkiv because of the ongoing crises in their own country.
However, only three defeats from the last 20 international home games, there were (eleven wins, six draws), which plays a very important role in the prediction at Shakhtar Donetsk against Atalanta Bergamo.
Finally, the Orobici in the premier class are still completely out of the game and lost their only two games in the distance with 0: 4 in Zagreb and 1: 5 in Manchester.
Accordingly, we consider it most sustainable to play at Atjanta Donetsk against Atalanta Bergamo Tip 1, with which the Hirnyky would once again make the leap into the second round.
Shakhtar Donetsk – Statistics & Current Form
National supremacy in Ukraine continues unabated at Khachjor Donetsk. For the twelfth time in the club’s history, the Hirnyky won the state championship this summer, winning the double for the third time in a row.
This gave the Orange-black again a place in the preliminary round of the Champions League, which has survived Shakhtar Donetsk in three of the last six cases. It looked a long time later this season, as the journey could again go into the second round, after the Ukrainians won on Matchday 2 2-1 away at Atalanta Bergamo.
However, with the next two matches against Zagreb just as close as the Manchester City’s recent away fixture, Luís Castro’s team is definitely doomed to scoring.
With defeat in Kharkiv Donetsk would be safe outside, while a draw only the Europa League would be secured. Should Dinamo Zagreb retake a home win over a Manchester City B-side in parallel, the Modri would overtake Hirnyky.
The live score from Croatia plays a role in whether or not Schachtjor Donetsk beat Atalanta Bergamo Tip 1. Finally comes early the message that the Citizens lead significantly, the Ukrainians would know that the draw would be enough in case of doubt, to flattering with only one win from the preliminary round to solve the ticket for the knockout stages.
That the Orange-Blacks can hold the draw, however, has been proven several times already. For example, Donetsk may have won just two of the last twelve competitive games in the Champions League (six draws, four defeats), but is a real power at home in Ukraine.
Only three times have the Hirnyky been defeated in the last 20 European home games (eleven wins, six draws), although it has to be said that they have not won any of their last six home games.
What makes the task even more difficult for the quarter-finalists of 2011 is the fact that coach Luís Castro has to compensate four injured players – including Marlos, a cornerstone in the offensive game of the Orange-Blacks.
But: The dress rehearsal succeeded the Hirnyky in the 3-0 victory in the derby against Olimpik Donetsk easily, causing the reigning national champion marches forward after 17 matchdays in the Ukrainian Premjer Liha still unbeaten.
Kastjor Donetsk scored 47 points out of 51 and is 13 points ahead of Sorja Luhansk. Accordingly, the flagship of Ukrainian football can now focus 100% on the premier class.
Expected formation of Shakhtar Donetsk:
➲ Pjatow – Ismaily – Matviyenko – Kryvtsov – Dodô – Stepanenko – Taison – Kovalenko – Konopljanka – Martins – Moraes
Last matches of Shakhtar Donetsk:
⚽️ 06.12.2019 – Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Olimpik Donetsk 3: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01.12.2019 – Illichivets vs. Shakhtar Donetsk 1: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 26.11.2019 – Manchester City Vs. Shakhtar Donetsk 1: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 22.11.2019 – Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Lviv 4: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 10.11.2019 – Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Dynamo Kiev 1: 0 (Premier League)
Atalanta Bergamo – Statistics & Current Form
With three wins in a row and a goal difference of 2:11 Atalanta Bergamo – the only debutant among the 32 teams that could successfully qualify for the preliminary round of the Champions League – started extremely bad in the premier class.
Recently, however, the Nerazzurri got the curve for it. Gian Piero Gasperini’s team had more than earned the win in a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester City, forcing the Guardiola squad to secure their early group victory by playing time.
In the home game against Dinamo Zagreb, the “La Dea” because of the reconstruction at the home Gewiss Stadium in Milan again had to contest in San Siro, but then it was finally time and the Orobici celebrated their first ever Champions League victory in the fifth attempt.
That despite the first four points on the account, with which the Nerazzurri still hold the red lantern in Group C, still chances to move into the second round, is extremely flattering.
“We will treat it as if it were a cup final. We will try to win it like Atalanta: with power, physicality and great technique. We firmly believe in victory. ” – Papu Gómez at La Gazzetta dello Sport
Nevertheless, the team that reached third place this summer in Serie A, leaving behind, among other things, the Lombard figureheads Inter Milan and Milan, now wants to take full advantage of this residual opportunity. And absolutely unrealistic is a move into the knockout phase certainly not.
After all, a threesome in the Ukraine will be enough if Manchester City in Zagreb does not lose what even a B-Elf of the Sky Blues can be expected to do. How open the starting position is concretely, it also underlines how close to Schachtjor Donetsk against Atalanta Bergamo the odds of bookmakers lie together.
Despite three defeats at the start of the group stage, La Dea lost only four out of the last 19 European matches (eight wins, seven draws).
In addition, the Orobici also managed the dress rehearsal in Serie A at the weekend, as against Verona with a goal in the third minute of stoppage time still a 1: 2 deficit could be converted into a 3-2 victory.
In a nutshell, the Nerazzurri are looking forward to their away trip to the Ukraine, but they have not been good in their previous two away matches in Zagreb (0: 4) and Manchester (1: 5) with similar momentum Figure made.
To make matters worse, Goalgetter Duván Zapata still misses just as much injury as center-back Simon Kjaer – two failures that hit Gian Piero Gasperini’s team hard.
Expected formation of Atalanta Bergamo:
➲ Gollini – Djimsiti – Palomino – Tolói – Freuler – Pasalic – Castagne – Hateboer – Gómez – Ilicic – Muriel
Last matches of Atalanta Bergamo:
⚽️ 07.12.2019 – Atalanta vs. Bergamo. Verona 3: 2 (Serie A)
⚽️ 30.11.2019 – Brescia Vs. Atalanta Bergamo 0: 3 (Serie A)
⚽️ 26.11.2019 – Atalanta Bergamo vs Dinamo Zagreb 2: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 23.11.2019 – Atalanta Bergamo vs. Juventus Torino 1: 3 (Serie A)
⚽️ 10.11.2019 – Sampdoria Vs. Atalanta Bergamo 0: 0 (Serie A)
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Atalanta Bergamo Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Head to head: 1 – 0 – 0
The first leg in San Siro on October 1, 2019, was the first and only match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Atalanta Bergamo, giving the Hirnyky a chance to beat Manor Solomon 2-1 in the fifth minute of injury time at Head to head “comparison.
While this was the only duel yet with a Ukrainian club for the internationally not-so-experienced Nerazzurri, the Orange-Blacks played 23 times against a Serie A representative but lost 14 of those games (seven wins, two draws).
After all, at home against teams from Serie A for the twelve-time Ukrainian champions five wins from eleven games to book (six defeats). Most recently, Hirnyky beat AS Roma in Kharkiv 2-1 in the first round of the 2017/18 season.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Atalanta Bergamo Soccer Betting Prediction
At Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Atalanta Bergamo, the prediction is strongly affected by the fact that the Nerazzurri stand with their backs to the wall on their first trip to the Ukraine and are also dependent on the outcome of the parallel game.
Should Zagreb on the other hand want to keep the chance for the knockout stages and take the lead against a Manchester City B-team, which is already confirmed as group winners, then this could mean that the Obobici would have to say goodbye to the dream of the knockout round prematurely.
Although these are only minor contingencies, they make the difference in the final tendency in a very close match, in which a favorite among bookmakers is completely lacking.
Key facts – Shakhtar Donetsk vs Atalanta Bergamo tips
📌 Donetsk won the first leg in San Siro 2-1
📌 Atalanta Bergamo needs an away win to reach the last sixteen and is reliant on a point win by the Citizens in Zagreb
📌 Donetsk have lost only three of the last 20 European home games (eleven wins, six draws)
Thus, we consider it most sustainable to play against Atalanta Bergamo Tip 1 at Shakhtar Donetsk. After all, the Hirnyky would only be 100% sure of their home win in the round of 16 and would not have to hope for support from Manchester.
The fact that the Ukrainians, who were even in the quarter-finals of the premiership in 2011 and in three of the last six participations in the preliminary round in the knockout phase, playfully have what it takes to beat the Nerazzurri, they also have in the first leg at 2: 1 away win proved.
For the home win in Kharkiv at Shakhtar Donetsk against Atalanta Bergamo odds of up to 2.70 are available, which also brings a lot of value in the bet.
Competition: Champions League – Group. C
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