Real Madrid VS Shakhtar Donetsk Live Football Score Match 11 Oct 2022
Shakhtar Donetsk remained in a disappointing spot even at home but the team will be hoping to recover from the 2-1 loss suffered at the end of Real Madrid in the recent meeting. Meanwhile, the Spanish outfit have picked up back-to-back wins in all competitions after beating Getafe in the latest game.
Real Madrid have been playing very well and they are once again back among the winning ways after the slight’s team problem. Carlo Ancelotti’s team have been doing much better at being clinical and they have been able to dominate the domestic and international competitions as a result.
Shakhtar Donetsk might be very hard to overcome especially at home, but there would be goals at both ends.The volume of goals scored in matches involving Real Madrid are quite high with three out of the last five European games for the team producing more than 2.5 goals.
Shakhtar Donetsk have not scored only against Real Madrid and Inter Milan in the last five Champions League games.Shakhtar Donetsk’s recent defeat against Real Madrid has put them in a difficult spot with regards to expecting qualification to the next round, as they are facing heat from RB Leipzig, who have turned around the corner with some good performances in recent weeks. If Shakhtar Donetsk are able to maximise home advantage, they stand to qualify to the knockouts.
Shakhtar Donetsk Predicted Line-Up:
Trubin, Konoplya, Matviyenko, Bondar, Taylor, Stepanenko, Mudryk, Sudakov, Bondarenko, Shved, Zubkov
Real Madrid are running away with the group and they have picked up 100% points from the first three matches. Even though Carlo Ancelotti’s team have not been spectacular in several aspects, they have been able to pick up results on a consistent basis. The team has not managed a victory just one time so far this season.
Real Madrid Predicted Line-Up:
Lunin, Mendy, Alaba, Militão, Carvajal, Kroos, Tchouaméni, Modric, Júnior, Benzema, Rodrygo
Shakhtar Donetsk: Shakhtar Donetsk are likely to come with the same starting lineup and the team only has Viktor Kornienko unavailable because of injuries.
Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois continues to remain on the treatment table alongside Dani Ceballos. This means that Carlo Ancelotti will continue with Lunin in goal. Meanwhile, Eder Militao might get the opportunity to play in the centre of defence along with David Alaba.Shakhtar Donetsk have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, although they have also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Over their last 6 matches, Shakhtar Donetsk have seen their goal breached in 5 of them in addition to managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those matches. Shakhtar Donetsk have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, although they have also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Over their last 6 matches, Shakhtar Donetsk have seen their goal breached in 5 of them in addition to managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those matches. A sequence of outstanding showings by the Real Madrid defensive unit has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their previous 6 outings in total. Over that same period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 12. Such a trend isn’t assured to follow through into this next game, though. A review of their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 25/11/2015 shows us that Shakhtar Donetsk have won 2 of these games & Real Madrid 4, with the number of drawn matches being 0.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 25 overall at an average of 4.17 goals per meeting.
The previous league clash between these clubs was Champions League match day 3 on 05/10/2022 which ended up with the score at Real Madrid 2-1 Shakhtar Donetsk.
In that match, Real Madrid managed 59% possession and 36 shots on goal with 14 of them on target. The goalscorers were Rodrygo Goes (13′) and Vinicius Júnior (28′).
For their opponents, Shakhtar Donetsk had 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Oleksandr Zubkov (39′) was the scorer.
The referee was Ivan Kružliak.Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions
Both teams have netted in seven of Real Madrid’s last nine games
Shakhtar Donetsk have seen both teams score in their last four outings
Real are unbeaten this season, picking up nine wins from ten matches
Will Real return to winning ways?
After nine consecutive wins, Real Madrid finally dropped points on Sunday as they drew 1-1 with Osasuna, the seventh time both teams have scored in their last nine fixtures.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side have made a habit of conceding cheap goals, but they have been stunning at the other end of the field, netting 25 times already.
Los Blancos are also unbeaten in their last nine outings at the Bernabeu, while winning nine of their last 12 there in the Champions League, so will provide a formidable test for Shakhtar.
Can Shakhtar pull off an upset?
It would not be unprecedented for Real to slip up to lesser opposition in this competition, given they were beaten by Sheriff at the Bernabeu last season.
Their defence will certainly be given a workout by a Shakhtar side who have netted in each of their last six games, with both teams netting in four of the last five.
Donetsk’s away record in the Champions League is concerning though, suffering three defeats in the last four, including 2-1 here to Real 11 months ago.
I predict that both teams will score in this game but that Real Madrid will win, with 2-1 to the hosts my correct score prediction.
Real Madrid will take on Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, hoping to continue their impressive start to the campaign.
Real Madrid come into the game against Shakhtar Donetsk on the back of a narrow win over Getafe in La Liga. And they will be full of confidence and momentum right now.
On the other hand, the home side had their weekend game postponed, and the players will be well-rested and raring to go for this one.
Their last outing was the game against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu and the Spanish giants picked up a 2-1 win. The Ukrainian outfit will fancy their chances of getting something from Tuesday’s game, especially in front of their own fans.
Real Madrid are currently on top of Group F with nine points from three outings. And a victory here would confirm their place in the knockout rounds of the competition. Shakhtar are second in their group with four points from three outings. RB Leipzig are breathing down their necks in third place, and the hosts cannot afford to slip up.