AS Monaco vs Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction – Champions League – 08/17

Monaco vs Shakhtar Donetsk prediction on August 17, 2021. Monaco is playing at its home Louis 2 Stade in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Play-off round 2021/22, the goal of coach Niko Kovac’s men in this match is to win a victory with the best score before marching to Ukraine.

Monaco Overview

Monaco representative from France had a quite successful season when they finished the French league in 3rd place in the table to win tickets to the UEFA Champions League qualifying round. In the previous qualifying round, Monaco easily won against Sparta Prague with a total score of 5-1 after 2 matches. And in this Playoff round, coach Niko Kovac and his team are also being evaluated as one of the candidates for the group stage.

Shakhtar Donetsk Overview

Shakhtar Donetsk, representing Ukraine, was unable to successfully defend the championship in the domestic league, but finishing in second place also helped the team get a ticket to the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds this year. And in the previous 3rd qualifying round, Shakhtar Donetsk also won against Genk with a total score of 4-2 after 2 matches. And in the march to France in the first leg of this Playoff, Shakhtar Donetsk is expected to face a lot of difficulties to want to move on.

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Asian Bet – Monaco vs Shakhtar Donetsk prediction

If Monaco’s recent performance is poor, Shakhtar Donetsk was very successful in the Champions League last season. The mark of Zebri’s men must include 2 consecutive victories against Real Madrid and a draw at Giuseppe Meazza. 

Not only that, Shakhtar’s form in the new season is much more stable with 5 wins after 6 matches. Despite having to be more guests, the pragmatic gameplay and rising spirit make Shakhtar an opponent that is not easy to subdue. At least 1 draw after 90 minutes of the first leg is a worthy achievement for the representative of Ukraine.

Monaco vs Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction: Choose Shakhtar Donetsk +0.75

European Bet

European odds highly appreciate Monaco’s ability to win. However, with the recent performance of the two teams, this option carries many risks. Shakhtar had more than enough experience and discomfort to leave Louis 2 with a favorable outcome.

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Choose Draw (FT)

Over/Under Bet – Monaco vs Shakhtar Donetsk prediction

Shakhtar Donetsk’s performance last season was really impressive. They won second place in Ukraine and left their mark in the Champions League group stage. With 2 victories over Real Madrid and indirectly caused Inter Milan to be eliminated, Shakhtar showed great class and bravery. 

The counter-attacking style has become the identity, Shakhtar easily overcame Genk in the 3rd qualifying round with 2 convincing victories. Zebri’s men also maintained stability in the new season, winning 5/6 matches in all competitions.

Monaco vs Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction: Choose Under 2.75

Line-Up

Monaco: Nubel, Fofana, Martins, Henrique, Disasi, Badiashile, Aguilar, Golovin, Tchouameni, Volland, Yedder.

Shakhtar Donetsk: Trubin, Antonio, Solomon, Kornilenko, Matviienko, Marlon, Dodo, Stepanenko, Patrick, Tete, Traore.