UCL : Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inter Milan preview, stats and prediction

Internazionale will travel to Ukraine to face current group B leaders Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions league on Tuesday night. The tie between the Italian and Ukrainian giants will be the second round of UCL fixtures in the group.

Inter Milan travel to Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk in the champions league group B tie. Find out the stats and predictions for Shakhtar vs Inter
MADRID, SPAIN – OCTOBER 21: Manor Solomon Celebrates 0-3 during the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid v Shakhtar Donetsk at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on October 21, 2020 in Madrid Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Shakhtar seem ready for the clash sitting top of the group after a shocking win over Real Madrid last week. The UCL tie against Madrid in matchday 1 saw them put three goals behind the Los Blancos defense in the first half. Donetsk manages to bag the win, despite conceding two-goals in the second-half to win 2-3 away from home.

However, heading into this UCL fixture, Donetsk were dealt a blow over the weekend with a draw against Vorskla Portava. Despite conceding an early goal in the 7th minute, Shakhtar manages to draw level and earn a point at home.

Inter Milan travel to Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk in the champions league group B tie. Find out the stats and predictions for Shakhtar vs Inter
Romelu Lukaku of Inter Milan celebrates 1-0 with Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan, Ivan Perisic of Inter Milan, Matteo Darmian of Inter Milan during the UEFA Champions League match between Internazionale v Borussia Monchengladbach at the San Siro on October 21, 2020 in Milan Italy (Photo by Mattia Ozbot/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Inter Milan on the other hand, remain favorites to seal a win in this UCL tie. With a lot of pressure mounting on them in the group, they scraped only a point at home vs Borussia Monchengladbach last weekend. A heated second-half that saw four goals scored by both teams to earn a 2-2 at the Stadio Guiseppe Meazza.

Although, Inter Milan came of short in the Champions league in midweek, it didn’t stop them from bagging a 0-2 win away from home at Genoa on Saturday in the SERIE A. A much deserved win, if I must add, with goals from Belgian Ace striker Lukaku and D’Ambrosio.

Shakhtar vs Inter STATS

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Israeli forward Manor Solomon (L) celebrates with Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian midfielder Dentinho after scoring his team’s third goal next to Real Madrid’s Brazilian defender Marcelo (R) during the UEFA Champions League group B football match between Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Valdebebas on the outskirts of Madrid on October 21, 2020. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP) (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)

Shakhtar Donetsk have lost only 2 Champions League matches in the 9 games in the competition. Also, all 9 of their last UCL games have provided at least 3 or more goals. With 4wins (3D, 2L) – the home side concedes at least 2 goals in all of thier last 9 UCL games.

Inter Milan have only won 2 of their last five UCL games in which they scored first – (1D, 2L). Inter have produced 3 or more goals in eight of their last 10 European championship games.

Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League first round first leg, group B, football match between Inter Milan and Borussia Moenchengladbach’s , at the San Siro stadium in Milan, on October 21, 2020. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

Key Stats – Inter Milan were victorious at their last meeting with Donetsk in Ukraine with a 0-2 win. Romelu Lukaku has scored 13 goals in the ast 15 games he has played for Inter. Shakhtar’s Manor Salomon has scored in three consecutive games he has played in all competitions.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

SHAKHTAR DONETSK – Manor Salomon, Tete, Marcos Antonio and Dentinho

INTER MILAN – Romelu Lukaku, Eriksen, A. Sanchez & Perisic

VERDICT

It will definitely be a tough and exciting match-up in Ukraine as these giants clash in the UCL. However, the odds currently favour the Italian giants to bag a win away from home as they’ve not recorded a loss against Shakhtar.

PREDICTION

SHAKHTAR DONETSK 1-3 INTER MILAN

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