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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Lyon Prediction & Betting tips
Final for the quarter-finals in Kiev. On Wednesday, 12.12.2018, there will be a meeting against Lyons at the Olimpysky Stadium in Kiev for the duel Shakhtar Donetsk. The match is kicked off at 20:00 (CET). Originally the game was to take place in Kharkiv; However, as there is currently martial law in Ukraine, the game was relocated to Kiev. In the end, therefore, no real home advantage for Schachtjor, but it should be especially uncomfortable for Lyon away. Everything is still possible in the group at the moment. Before the 6th round Manchester City is in first place with ten points. Lyon follow with seven, Donetsk with five and Hoffenheim with three points. Theoretically, Lyon could even pass by City, as it is in direct comparison at the front. Nevertheless, Donezk and Lyon play mainly for second place, which will go to the winner of the game. Donetsk can also slide down to fourth place. So enough tension in Group F. Regarding Shakhtar Donetsk vs.. Lyon betting odds are traded to the French as outsiders, but are still the only team in the group that has not lost a game yet. For this reason, a double chance is also advised for the tip. One point would be enough to Lyon to plan for the knockout stage.
The 3-2 away win against Hoffenheim on the final day has once again opened doors for Donetsk. Now it has the team still in their own hands and must win at home a victory against their direct rivals Lyon. In the three games against Lyon and Hoffenheim, there have always been points, only against City Donetsk had twice beaten significantly.
Apart from the games against City, Donetsk has delivered well internationally so far. National looks even better. The reigning champion is clearly leading the Ukrainian Premier League again. Especially at home Donetsk has been diligently collecting points. Six wins and three draws have so far been in nine home games. There are even eight wins in a defeat away. However, the home advantage only comes into effect internationally since Donetsk since the Russian annexation of Crimea no longer plays in its own stadium, but in Kharkiv. And even that will not be the case on Wednesday as the game is played in Kiev. In the games against Hoffenheim and Lyon Schachtjor was able to score at least two goals per game. Coach Paulo Fonseca will have to do without Ivan Ordets, Yaroslav Rakytskyi and Dentinho on Wednesday.
Lyon should be happy if they take at least one point from Ukraine on Wednesday to be able to hibernate in the Champions League. With seven points, the French are in second place, it has so far only given a victory. But with four draws Lyon is the only team that has not yet lost a game in the premier class. The three points were just in the away game against Manchester City. On the last match day, there was a 2-2 home win against City.
Lyon’s performances have been good lately, but not always outstanding. The first game has been the first defeat in a long time. At home, Lyon lost the game against Stade Rennes with 0: 2. So Lyon has been waiting for a win for three games. At the weekend, Lyon did not play at all, because in France numerous games have been canceled due to national protests and riots. This allows the team a little longer preparation for the final in the Champions League group stage. The previous away record in the French Ligue 1 reads not too good, as there were in addition to three wins also two draws and two defeats. In general, many goals are scored in matches of Lyon – also in the Champions League. The last four matches ended 2: 2, 3: 3, 2: 2 and 2: 2.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Lyon head to head matches
02.10.18 CL Lyon Shakhtar Donetsk 2 : 2
19.07.14 CF Lyon Shakhtar Donetsk 4 : 1
27.07.11 CF Shakhtar Donetsk Lyon 1 : 1