After yet another draining international break, the Champions League returns this week! And to celebrate, you could have a risk free chance of winning £200 by backing my Same Game Multi which includes Manchester City to beat Shakhtar Donetsk.
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The first component of my Same Game Multi is Manchester City to win the match. A self-explanatory selection with City being heavy odds-on favourites. Pep Guardiola’s side are top of the group and have taken 10 points from a possible 12, they dropped points against Atalanta in the game where they had Kyle Walker playing in goal for a short period. A win for City would provide confirmation of them being group winners, so they will want to get that done and dusted.
The next selection is over 3.5 goals as I expect this to be a rout and a very comfortable win for City. Most readers will be aware that these two met in the group stages last season and City spanked the Ukrainian side 6-0 at the Etihad, they scored nine goals across the two meetings.
Four of Manchester City’s last six home matches in the Champions League saw over 3.5 goals, their last was a 5-1 drubbing of Atalanta.
Gabriel Jesus to score at anytime in the match looks like a safe selection to me. The Brazilian forward should come into the fold after Sergio Aguero picked up an injury and was substituted against Chelsea at the weekend.
It’s also worth noting that Jesus scored in both meetings against Shakhtar last season. He scored a hat-trick in the match at the Etihad before going on to score in the return match in Ukraine.
The fourth and final selection is Shakhtar Donetsk holding midfielder Taras Stepanenko to be carded in the match. After taking the time to look at his performances and statistics so far this season, this looks like very good value. The 30-year-old Ukraine international has picked up seven yellow cards in 18 appearances, that’s nearly a booking every couple of games. The match against Man City has great importance for Shakhtar as they look to try and advance to the knockout stages. Stepanenko could be required to make a tactical foul at some point to try and stop Manchester City’s flair players, or he could even commit something out of frustration if City take a strong hold early on.