All hope is not yet lost for Shakhtar Donetsk when it comes to qualification for the next round of the Champions League but the Ukrainian Champions have a huge task ahead of them when they square up against La Liga Champions Real Madrid.

Shakhtar Donetsk has to earn a positive point against Real Madrid in other to stay alive ahead of their last game against Inter Milan.

Luis Castro’s team defeated Real Madrid 3-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu and drew against Inter Milan in their second clash, but they suffered a 10-0 defeat against Borussia Monchengladbach in the course of their back to back meetings with a 6-0 home defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach on November 3 before losing the reverse game in Germany 4-0 last week.

In the domestic scene, Shakhtar recorded a 1-0 win over Dnipro on Saturday and they currently sit on second on the league table with Dynamo Kiev on top of the standings.

Real Madrid by standard on performing below par both in the local scene and in the Champions League.

Los Blancos will go into the Tuesday match with a shock defeat against Alves in the La Liga, the visitors earn a 2-1 win at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium.

The La Liga reigning Champions are on fouth on the La Liga log, with six points behind the La Liga topper Real Sociedad.

Real Madrid only picked up one point from their first two group games against Shakhtar and Gladbach but then managed to record back-to-back victories over Inter, including an impressive 2-0 success at San Siro.

A win for Zinedine Zidane’s men will see them advance to the knockout stage of the competition.

Though the Spanish giants are tipped to come out victoriously in this contest, with BetPay offering the odds of 1.35 for a Real Madrid win while Shakhtar is offered 7.70 to clinch a win against the visitors.

This clash is expected to witness a low scoring scenario both sides will look to capitalise on the mistake of the other side, a likely under 2.5 is looming in this clash, going by BetPay odds Under 2.5 is rated 1.27.

PREDICTION:
Shakhtar 0-1 Real Madrid: Los Blancos are expected to shake off their recent poor runs and secure qualification to the round, BetPay rate 13.75 for a 1-0 win in favour of Los Blancos.

 

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