class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The meeting between these two sides earlier in the Champions League was a high-scoring clash and we are backing the goals to flow once more on Tuesday
Real Madrid can secure qualification into the next round of the Champions League when they visit Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
A win for the 13-time European champions would secure their place in the last 16 but Los Blancos will be wary of the Ukranian champions who beat them 3-2 in the reverse fixture on matchday one.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid Latest Odds
Despite claiming a victory in the previous meeting between these two sides, Shakhtar are clear outsiders at 15/2 (8.50) by bet365.
The visitors have won just four of their last 10 games in all competitions but are offered at 3/10 (1.30) with the draw available at 5/1 (6.00).
Shakhtar Donestk vs Real Madrid Team News
The La Liga side have a number of injury concerns with Dani Carvajal, Fede Valverde, Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema all missing Saturday night’s defeat to Alaves, whilst Eden Hazard had to leave the game after 30 minutes with a knock..
The hosts look set to have more players available than when they visited the Spanish capital in September, although Davit Khocholava, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Viktor Korniienko, and Dentinho are all set to be sidelined.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid Preview
Following a much-needed 2-0 win in Milan against Inter last week, Madrid suffered a shock 2-1 home loss to Alaves at Saturday evening to continue their inconsistent run which has seen them win only four of their last 10 games.
The defensive solidity that was the backbone of last season’s domestic title success has evaporated, with the clean sheet in Italy their only shutout in those 10 games, although going forward they are strong with 19 goals during that time.
Shakhtar, meanwhile, have not scored in the Champions League since their victory in Spain but the ease with which they created chances on matchday one will give them confidence that they can cause Madrid problems once again.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid Tips and Predictions
Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is priced at just 4/6 (1.66) which gives an indication of what is expected from this game.
For higher odds, though, backing both teams to score in the first half at 5/2 (3.50) looks like a more interesting option.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.