Shakhtar Donetsk vs Hoffenheim PREVIEW & PREDICTION 19/09/2018

In the previous one, there is no clear favorite on this occasion, since the two teams are dapper and offensive by nature. For this reason and knowing that you can alternate the domain of the ball, we believe they have what it takes to recover from a hypothetical initial disadvantage. Considering this situation, we trust that the bet “both teams score” is interesting to bet. Paint to be an open duel and with spaces from the initial stage, since both squads are characterized by attacking and not speculating.

Shakhtar Donetsk:

The present of the Ukrainian team can be classified as acceptable, after adding good results in their domestic league and located in the upper part of it. It comes from facing Oleksandriya’s visit last Saturday (0-2 triumph after winning 0-1 in the first half). These days, he has 21 points in total, standing out for being an effective team in attack and relatively solid in defensive matters (20 goals in favor and 4 against). If we analyze the performance of the team, we can conclude that it is regular in its actions. Suffice it to know that he added several consecutive wins in recent weeks to corroborate this claim.

On the other hand do not forget that Shakhtar Donetsk plays in a neutral field. However, he has managed to become strong at Metalist Stadium. It comes from winning 3 matches consecutively, after beating Arsenal Kiev 3-0, beating Vorksla 4-1 and defeating Mariupol 2-0. For this match it is expected that coach Paulo Fonseca will use the best he has and risk from the initial stage. Of course, it is vital that the Brazilians who are in the eleventh place appear and demonstrate all their quality (Alan Patrick, Ismaily, Junior Moraes, Taison and Wellington). From the bank can also contribute Maycon and Fernando.


The “blue” box played against promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf last Saturday (2-1 defeat after falling 1-0 in the first half). He currently has 3 units after 3 disputed dates in the Bundesliga. He previously lost 3-1 to Bayern Munich on the opening date and won 3-1 at home to Freiburg. For this exit it is expected that the technician Nagelsmann maintain his style of play, which is characterized by being dapper and offensive in any field. Considering this, it is logical that you repeat the 3-5-2 system that you usually use regularly, which allows your boys to be direct and effective facing the opposing goal.

Continuing with the analysis you should know that Hoffenheim must take its precautions, beyond its attractive proposal between the lines. Otherwise, he could suffer a lot on his departure to Ukraine. Its objective is to be balanced at the time of playing, trying to attack but without leaving spaces for its rival. The logic indicates that the Germans have the ball during some game passages, fact that will allow them to have some goal situations. In the end, we are confident that they will score a goal whether playing well or badly. Remember that they have an already defined style, which they have been working on for a long time.

There are no previous duels between Ukrainians and Germans, this being the first match that Shakhtar Donetsk and Hoffenheim will hold in their history.

PREDICTION: Shakhtar Donetsk to win @ 1.98