Monaco and Shakhtar will meet in the Champions League Quals playoffs. Monaco did not start well in Ligue 1, and the team needs a cold shower for better results. We will see if Niko Kovač will find a recipe for positive results. Shakhtar is playing great at the beginning of the season, they knocked out Genk deservedly in the last round, and their goal is a place in the Champions League group stage.
August 17th, 2021 – 21:00
Monaco vs Shakhtar Betting Tips & Predictions
BTTS Yes @ 1.80
Correct score 1:1 @8.00
Reason for Monaco vs Shakhtar Predictions
Monaco suffered their first defeat of the season, falling 1-0 at the hands of Lorient on Friday. They will be hoping to recover when they go head to head with Shakhtar Donetsk at home in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League playoff on Tuesday. Monaco has done well so far in the Champions League, winning their two qualifying games in the previous round. They beat Czech Republic side Sparta Prague 5-1 on aggregate, and this is the run they will want to maintain going to the midweek clash. They head to this game without a clean sheet in the last three matches and just one in the previous five, which will be a concern here. At home, they are unbeaten in the last three games, winning two, and in the previous 16 home games, they have just two losses. Both Krepin Diatta and Guillermo Maripan have recovered from their respective injuries, while Russia international Aleksandr Golovin should be fit to face Shakhtar on Tuesday evening. Jean Lucas plays excellently and does not allow the opponent to play in the middle of the field. Kevin Volland is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, and he has excellent ball control and can be satisfied with his performance.
On the other hand, Shakhtar heads to this game on the back of two straight wins, the most recent a 2-0 victory over Metalist Kharkiv in the Ukrainian league. They’ve scored two goals or more in four of their last five matches, and four of the five matches have produced over 2.5 goals. Shakhtar has scored in nine of their previous ten matches, and this is a run they will be keen to carry to France. They beat Genk 4-2 on aggregate in the last round, stretching their unbeaten run in the Champions League to four matches. Shakhtar midfielder Pedrinho is out of contention with a hamstring problem. Maycon has excellent ball control, he can play in several positions, and every team needs such a player. Tete enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and moves towards the goal, the opponent has problems.
It will be a big battle between these two teams, and it will not be surprising if the match ends in a draw.
We can also expect a goal in both nets, and neither side should keep the clean sheet.