Champions League Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inter Milan 9/28/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Two teams that also met in the Group Stage last season will meet again this season, in a group that is almost similar to last year’s. Ukrainian regulars Shakhtar Donetsk will play host to Italian powerhouse Inter Milan on Tuesday, in the second of the two early matches. The two teams exchanged a couple of goal-less draws last season, so that might be something to consider as well.

Shakhtar Donetsk (0-1-0) suffered what is considered a big upset in the opener against first-timers Seriff Tiraspol. They had huge amounts of ball possession but that wasn’t enough to grant them any points from that match, as they lost by 2-0. They conceded a goal at the start of each half, and despite their numerous scoring chances, they were unable to even score a single goal. That was just their 3rd loss in 15 matches in all competitions this season (11-3-1), and it was the only match they failed to score. Since then they have played 3 matches for domestic competitions, winning all 3, scoring 12 goals and conceding just 1 in the process, and that includes a 3-0 thrashing of Dynamo Kyiv in the Ukrainian Super Cup Final. Shakhtar Donetsk had a 1-1-1 record in the Group Stage last season, beating Real Madrid by 2-0, losing to Gladbach by a harsh 6-0 and holding out for a goal-less draw against Inter Milan.

Inter Milan (0-1-0) met a very frustrating 1-0 loss at home against Real Madrid in the opener. They were slightly better in the first half, but Real Madrid pushed much harder in the second. It all looked like a draw in that match, but Real Madrid scored a late goal at the 89th minute to eventually beat Inter Milan by 1-0. Since then, Inter Milan beat Bologna by a massive 6-1, they beat Fiorentina by 3-1 and played for a 2-2 draw against Atalanta during the weekend. Now all 3 of their away matches this season had goals from both sides and exactly 4 goals. Last season, Inter Milan did not win any of their 3 home matches in the group stage, losing to Real Madrid by 2-0, while also having a goal-less draw against Shakhtar Donetsk and a 2-2 draw against Gladbach. 

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inter Milan. The two teams exchanged a couple of goal-less draws when they met in the group stage last season. Real Madrid finished at the top of the group, Gladbach upset everyone and finished 2nd, Shakhtar Donetsk finished 3rd and moved to the Europa League, while Inter Milan finished last and were eliminated. This season both teams are playing very attractive and offensive soccer, and given their need for points, we are taking the Over 3 Goals here.

Champions League Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inter Milan 9/28/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Champions League Starting Time: 12:45PM EDT

Location: NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev

Date: Tuesday, September 28th 

Champions League Odds: Shakhtar Donetsk +1

Champions League Totals: 3 

Free Champions League Pick: Over 3 Goals

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