Shakthar Donetsk and Lyon will play a place in the round of 2018/2019 in the Champions League on Wednesday 12 December. The match, which is part of the schedule of the sixth – final – round of the qualifying round will be played at Metalist Stadion in Kharkiv, starting at 18h (Brasília time).
Betmotion promotion for last round of the Champions League has bonus festival!The teams are in Group F, which have Manchester City, already ranked, in the lead with ten points (three wins, a draw and a loss). Lyon are in second place with seven points (one win and four draws). Shakthar is soon to follow with five (one win, two draws and two losses). The torch is Hoffenheim, who has three (three draws and two losses).
The Donetsk side, who can not play in their stadium due to political problems in their region, were eliminated from the European Champions League until the 47 second time against Hoffenheim in Germany when Brazilian Tayson scored the victory, by 3 to 2, and put the team back in the fray. A new success is enough to get the team to the next stage of the tournament.But you also have to look at the rearview mirror. In the event of a defeat against Lyon, the team may lose third place, allowing them to play in the Europa League in the second half of the season. That possibility, however, is more remote as it demands Hoffenheim’s success against favorite Manchester City in Germany. Thus, the Ukrainians have good margin to risk in search of the classification.To count on more preparation time, they even anticipated for Friday, December 7, their match for the Ukrainian Championship. As a visitor, Shakthar defeated Mariupou 3-0. He reached 45 points (14 wins, 3 draws and a loss). It leads the dispute with seven points of front in the comparison with Dynamo of Kiev, second placed.The Portuguese coach Paulo Fonseca has some medical doubts to define the lineup for the meeting on Wednesday. The goalkeeper Oleh Kudryk is in the process of injury treatment; defenders Ivan Ordets and Yaroslav and Rakitsky; the half Tooth; and striker Fernando.
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Lyon also had an extended period of preparation for the confrontation. His departure for the weekend round of Ligue 1, the seventeenth of the 2018/2019 season, was postponed. Thus, coach Bruno Genésio did not have to manage the wear of successive games, since the French Championship had full time last weekend.On Wednesday, December 5, at home, Lyon was surprised by Rennes. It took 2 to 0 leaving to escape the opportunity to return to the vice-leadership of the competition. With 28 points (eight wins, four draws and four losses), he is in fourth place. The distance to the Paris Saint-Germain, leader, is 16 points. The difference for Lille, second placed with an extra game, is three points.The tie in Ukraine is enough for Lyon to confirm their passage to the Round of 16. However, the team may even rank first in the group. This possibility, however, is much more difficult depends on combining results. To do so, the French needed to defeat Shakthar and hope that Manchester City would be beaten by Hoffenheim.
Football Prediction of the Day Shakhtar vs Lyon
The 2-2 draw involving the teams in the first round of the UEFA Champions League group stage 2018/2019 was the first official match but the third match between them. The first friendly match was held in 2011 and ended in a 1-1 draw. The second was held in 2014 and ended with a 4-1 win over France.
Although the home factor is minimized in the case of Shakthar, the team gained a great moral boost with the victory in the last minutes against Hoffenheim. Thus, the prognosis in the success of the Ukrainians became good option for the duel of this Wednesday.
Bet Tips: Shakhtar wins