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Shakhtar Donetsk vs AS Monaco: Prediction and Betting Tips

20:00, Aug 25 2021
Shakhtar Donetsk vs AS Monaco prediction for Wednesday’s Champions League clash at OSC Metalist in Kharkiv. Shakhtar Donetsk hosts AS Monaco in the second leg of the Champions League qualification final round as a place in the group stage is at stake. Follow on for our free prediction and betting tips.

Shakhtar Donetsk is one step away from the UCL group stage

Shakhtar Donestk are in pole position to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage for the fifth consecutive time. That became possible after a 1-0 win in Monaco in the first leg. Moreover, that was their third successive one-goal margin win in this season’s UCL qualifying stage. Also, the win over Monaco was the Ukrainian’s second in the last six years.

Having won 11 of their last 12 European ties in which they were victorious in the first leg, the Miners will be full of confidence. Coach De Zerbi will be delighted with his team’s result in the first leg. However, after a dominant first twenty minutes in which Shakhtar took the lead, the rest of the match saw them defending fiercely their lead. In the end, De Zerbi has a precious one-goal lead and will do everything in his power to defend it in the second leg.

Shakhtar Key Points

  • Shakhtar won nine of their last ten matches
  • The Miners scored in all of their last ten matches
  • Donetsk conceded 0.5 goals per match in their last ten games

AS Monaco in a very difficult away task

Monaco’s losing streak continued last weekend after the Monegasque were defeated at home to Lens in Ligue 1. Still, Kovac’s team will be looking for their first group stage appearances since 2018/19. Notably, their home and away wins against Sparta Prague in the previous round were Monaco’s only victories across their last 17 UCL clashes.

It is important to note that Monaco have just one clean sheet in their 19 UCL away matches. Hence it is important for the French team to get on the scoresheet early in the game. Not to forget, the Monegasque’s defensive problems having conceded in all of their last five matches. Kovac has a very tough task of coming up with the correct tactics in this crucial game.

Monaco Key Points

  • Monaco failed to score in five of their last ten matches
  • The Monegasque had clean sheets in five of their last ten matches
  • BTTS happened in Monaco’s 25% of the last five away matches

Shakhtar Donetsk vs AS Monaco Prediction

This is one of the most interesting matchups in this final qualification round of the Champions League. With so much at stake, both teams will be battling for a place in Europe’s most lucrative club tournament.

Shakhtar, with a one-goal advantage courtesy of their away win in the first leg, are the favorites to qualify. However, Vbet is paying odds of 2.42 for a Monaco win. Hence with the odds quite high for this match, we can choose a bet that will be profitable.

Naturally, Monaco will be on the offensive as they don’t have any other choice. While Shakhtar will have to protect their lead from the first leg. Hence we think both teams will have a lot of chances to score in this match.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs AS Monaco Betting Tips

1 or 2 and BTTS Yes 2.45 at Vbet

X or 2 and Under 3.5 Goals 1.89 at Vbet

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