Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk: Visitors can get on the scoresheet

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Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk
Tuesday November 26, 20:00
Live on BT Sport 3

Guardiola’s Aguero-shaped problem

Pep Guardiola will be delighted with his Saturday evening win over Chelsea in the Premier League, especially after going a goal behind. They can’t control what Liverpool do so the best they can do is to just keep on winning themselves.

It came at a cost, though. Sergio Aguero picked up an injury that could keep him out for a few weeks and Gabriel Jesus is the only other out-and-out striker in the squad.

Things are going extremely for City in the Champions League with 10 points from four games. A draw here and they’re almost certainly through but Pep Guardiola will be thinking there’s no reason why they can’t win their remaining two matches and go into the Last 16 full of momentum.

Donetsk still very much in it

Shakhtar are still in but they’ll be keeping a close eye on how Dinamo Zagreb get on in the other match.

They probably won’t expect to get anything from this game so will be eyeing up a home win in the last game to secure their place in the Last 16.

They warmed up to this task by beating Lviv on Friday night 4-1 with forward Moraes helping himself to a hat-trick.

It’s extremely hard to make a case for anything other than a Manchester City win. They’ve beaten Shakhtar four times out of five and are currently enjoying a run of six home wins in the competition; the longest of any side in the competition.

And speaking of Guardiola, he loves a match against this lot. He’s been in charge of 12 games against them and has won nine of them.

It’s 1/5 City win so that’s probably one for a Betfair multiple rather than a single.

At a far, far bigger price than the 1/5 on the straight City win, you can back the home victory with them conceding at least once. Yes, they went and beat Donetsk in the Ukraine (3-0) without conceding but they conceded in both their matches in the competition against Atalanta and have now gone five matches in a row across three competitions without a clean sheet.

They are admittedly stronger at the back with Ederson back in goal after a minor injury but Guardiola’s insistence on playing Fernandinho as a makeshift centre-back rather than a defender by trade like Nicolas Otamendi (or even Benjamin Mendy) has a slight hint of stubbornness about it.

Of course the visitors don’t play sides City in their league at all but it’s still hard to ignore the fact that they’ve scored at least once in 11 of their last 12 matches in all competitions, including three matches in this one.

Aguero is quoted as a 4/9 chance to score a goal here but that’s a price that sounds about right if it were about him sitting this one out entirely. Jesus is 4/6 but that’s too short about a player who’s constantly in and out of the side and hasn’t scored a goal for the club in the last month over six appearances.

Bernardo Silva should play here after his controversial suspension meant he missed that Chelsea game but 10/11 is too short as well from a player who often plays a lot deeper than one would think. There’s no particularly good reason why ‘the other Silva (David)’ should be 5/2.

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The value selection from among City’s players could be Ilkay Gundogan. Guardiola often gives him a game in slightly more straightforward matches such as this one and with Rodri limping off at the weekend, that’s a further reason why we might see him start.

The German international normally likes to move further upfield than Rodri ad whilst not exactly prolific, does have an eye for goal. Last season he scored seven goals including international appearances and this season he already has four goals and if City really get going, it wouldn’t be that much of a surprise if he was among them. It’s 4/1 the former Dortmund man scores.

Source: Betfair Premier League

    

Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk: Visitors can get on the scoresheet

GuardiolaAguero1280.jpg

Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk
Tuesday November 26, 20:00
Live on BT Sport 3

Guardiola’s Aguero-shaped problem

Pep Guardiola will be delighted with his Saturday evening win over Chelsea in the Premier League, especially after going a goal behind. They can’t control what Liverpool do so the best they can do is to just keep on winning themselves.

It came at a cost, though. Sergio Aguero picked up an injury that could keep him out for a few weeks and Gabriel Jesus is the only other out-and-out striker in the squad.

Things are going extremely for City in the Champions League with 10 points from four games. A draw here and they’re almost certainly through but Pep Guardiola will be thinking there’s no reason why they can’t win their remaining two matches and go into the Last 16 full of momentum.

Donetsk still very much in it

Shakhtar are still in but they’ll be keeping a close eye on how Dinamo Zagreb get on in the other match.

They probably won’t expect to get anything from this game so will be eyeing up a home win in the last game to secure their place in the Last 16.

They warmed up to this task by beating Lviv on Friday night 4-1 with forward Moraes helping himself to a hat-trick.

It’s extremely hard to make a case for anything other than a Manchester City win. They’ve beaten Shakhtar four times out of five and are currently enjoying a run of six home wins in the competition; the longest of any side in the competition.

And speaking of Guardiola, he loves a match against this lot. He’s been in charge of 12 games against them and has won nine of them.

It’s 1/5 City win so that’s probably one for a Betfair multiple rather than a single.

At a far, far bigger price than the 1/5 on the straight City win, you can back the home victory with them conceding at least once. Yes, they went and beat Donetsk in the Ukraine (3-0) without conceding but they conceded in both their matches in the competition against Atalanta and have now gone five matches in a row across three competitions without a clean sheet.

They are admittedly stronger at the back with Ederson back in goal after a minor injury but Guardiola’s insistence on playing Fernandinho as a makeshift centre-back rather than a defender by trade like Nicolas Otamendi (or even Benjamin Mendy) has a slight hint of stubbornness about it.

Of course the visitors don’t play sides City in their league at all but it’s still hard to ignore the fact that they’ve scored at least once in 11 of their last 12 matches in all competitions, including three matches in this one.

Aguero is quoted as a 4/9 chance to score a goal here but that’s a price that sounds about right if it were about him sitting this one out entirely. Jesus is 4/6 but that’s too short about a player who’s constantly in and out of the side and hasn’t scored a goal for the club in the last month over six appearances.

Bernardo Silva should play here after his controversial suspension meant he missed that Chelsea game but 10/11 is too short as well from a player who often plays a lot deeper than one would think. There’s no particularly good reason why ‘the other Silva (David)’ should be 5/2.

David Silva - 1280.jpg

The value selection from among City’s players could be Ilkay Gundogan. Guardiola often gives him a game in slightly more straightforward matches such as this one and with Rodri limping off at the weekend, that’s a further reason why we might see him start.

The German international normally likes to move further upfield than Rodri ad whilst not exactly prolific, does have an eye for goal. Last season he scored seven goals including international appearances and this season he already has four goals and if City really get going, it wouldn’t be that much of a surprise if he was among them. It’s 4/1 the former Dortmund man scores.

Source: Betfair Champions League

    

Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk: Visitors can get on the scoresheet

GuardiolaAguero1280.jpg

Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk
Tuesday November 26, 20:00
Live on BT Sport 3

Guardiola’s Aguero-shaped problem

Pep Guardiola will be delighted with his Saturday evening win over Chelsea in the Premier League, especially after going a goal behind. They can’t control what Liverpool do so the best they can do is to just keep on winning themselves.

It came at a cost, though. Sergio Aguero picked up an injury that could keep him out for a few weeks and Gabriel Jesus is the only other out-and-out striker in the squad.

Things are going extremely for City in the Champions League with 10 points from four games. A draw here and they’re almost certainly through but Pep Guardiola will be thinking there’s no reason why they can’t win their remaining two matches and go into the Last 16 full of momentum.

Donetsk still very much in it

Shakhtar are still in but they’ll be keeping a close eye on how Dinamo Zagreb get on in the other match.

They probably won’t expect to get anything from this game so will be eyeing up a home win in the last game to secure their place in the Last 16.

They warmed up to this task by beating Lviv on Friday night 4-1 with forward Moraes helping himself to a hat-trick.

It’s extremely hard to make a case for anything other than a Manchester City win. They’ve beaten Shakhtar four times out of five and are currently enjoying a run of six home wins in the competition; the longest of any side in the competition.

And speaking of Guardiola, he loves a match against this lot. He’s been in charge of 12 games against them and has won nine of them.

It’s 1/5 City win so that’s probably one for a Betfair multiple rather than a single.

At a far, far bigger price than the 1/5 on the straight City win, you can back the home victory with them conceding at least once. Yes, they went and beat Donetsk in the Ukraine (3-0) without conceding but they conceded in both their matches in the competition against Atalanta and have now gone five matches in a row across three competitions without a clean sheet.

They are admittedly stronger at the back with Ederson back in goal after a minor injury but Guardiola’s insistence on playing Fernandinho as a makeshift centre-back rather than a defender by trade like Nicolas Otamendi (or even Benjamin Mendy) has a slight hint of stubbornness about it.

Of course the visitors don’t play sides City in their league at all but it’s still hard to ignore the fact that they’ve scored at least once in 11 of their last 12 matches in all competitions, including three matches in this one.

Aguero is quoted as a 4/9 chance to score a goal here but that’s a price that sounds about right if it were about him sitting this one out entirely. Jesus is 4/6 but that’s too short about a player who’s constantly in and out of the side and hasn’t scored a goal for the club in the last month over six appearances.

Bernardo Silva should play here after his controversial suspension meant he missed that Chelsea game but 10/11 is too short as well from a player who often plays a lot deeper than one would think. There’s no particularly good reason why ‘the other Silva (David)’ should be 5/2.

David Silva - 1280.jpg

The value selection from among City’s players could be Ilkay Gundogan. Guardiola often gives him a game in slightly more straightforward matches such as this one and with Rodri limping off at the weekend, that’s a further reason why we might see him start.

The German international normally likes to move further upfield than Rodri ad whilst not exactly prolific, does have an eye for goal. Last season he scored seven goals including international appearances and this season he already has four goals and if City really get going, it wouldn’t be that much of a surprise if he was among them. It’s 4/1 the former Dortmund man scores.

Source: BetFair Tips

    

The Daily Acca: Villa and Newcastle to serve up a Monday night delight

Another draw for Le Havre

Bet 1: Back The Draw in Le Havre v Guingamp @ 21/10 – KO 19:45 GMT

The hosts have drawn 50% of their 14 Ligue Two matches this season, and three of those have come from their last four on this ground.

They drew with Nancy and Lorient at home most recently, and they even shared the points at Valenciennes, at the end of October.

Guingamp have drawn five of their 14 outings to date, including two of their last five on the road. The difference between the two teams in the standings is just a single point, and neither side stands out as a likely winner today.

SPAL to take the spoils against fellow strugglers

Bet 2: Back SPAL @ 8/5 – KO 19:45 GMT

It’s second bottom versus fourth from bottom in Serie A this evening, and the value is with the hosts, given home advantage.

Leonardo Semplici’s men finished 13th last season, but things haven’t been going so great this time around. They have taken just eight points from their opening dozen games, but it’s worth noting that seven of them have come at home.

SPAL have beaten Lazio and Parma here this year, and also held Napoli. Admittedly they have endured some disappointing results against lesser opposition, but they have at least proven they are capable of better.

The visitors are Genoa, and after narrowly surviving last season, they look up against it again this year. Thiago Motta has been drafted in as manager, but after opening up with a 3-1 win over bottom club, Brescia, his side have gone on to take just one point from a possible nine.

Attack to outshine defence at Villa Park

Bet 3: Back BTTS in Aston Villa v Newcastle @ 8/11 – KO 20:00 GMT

Steve Bruce returns to his former club in the Monday Night Football game, and while I am not sure what the result will be, I do fancy there to be goals at both ends.

A pair of 2-1 defeats against Liverpool and Wolves sent Aston Villa into the international break in the doldrums, and while they are 17th in the league, they have played some good stuff since their promotion.

Keeping clean sheets has been their main issue, and this selection would have landed in six of their last seven in the Premier League – including their last three at home.

The Magpies have found their scoring touch of late, with six goals across their three most recent outings. The attackers are still struggling to put the ball in the net, but they look dangerous, and surely it’s only a matter of time before everything clicks for them.

Source: Betfair Premier League

    

The Daily Acca: Villa and Newcastle to serve up a Monday night delight

Another draw for Le Havre

Bet 1: Back The Draw in Le Havre v Guingamp @ 21/10 – KO 19:45 GMT

The hosts have drawn 50% of their 14 Ligue Two matches this season, and three of those have come from their last four on this ground.

They drew with Nancy and Lorient at home most recently, and they even shared the points at Valenciennes, at the end of October.

Guingamp have drawn five of their 14 outings to date, including two of their last five on the road. The difference between the two teams in the standings is just a single point, and neither side stands out as a likely winner today.

SPAL to take the spoils against fellow strugglers

Bet 2: Back SPAL @ 8/5 – KO 19:45 GMT

It’s second bottom versus fourth from bottom in Serie A this evening, and the value is with the hosts, given home advantage.

Leonardo Semplici’s men finished 13th last season, but things haven’t been going so great this time around. They have taken just eight points from their opening dozen games, but it’s worth noting that seven of them have come at home.

SPAL have beaten Lazio and Parma here this year, and also held Napoli. Admittedly they have endured some disappointing results against lesser opposition, but they have at least proven they are capable of better.

The visitors are Genoa, and after narrowly surviving last season, they look up against it again this year. Thiago Motta has been drafted in as manager, but after opening up with a 3-1 win over bottom club, Brescia, his side have gone on to take just one point from a possible nine.

Attack to outshine defence at Villa Park

Bet 3: Back BTTS in Aston Villa v Newcastle @ 8/11 – KO 20:00 GMT

Steve Bruce returns to his former club in the Monday Night Football game, and while I am not sure what the result will be, I do fancy there to be goals at both ends.

A pair of 2-1 defeats against Liverpool and Wolves sent Aston Villa into the international break in the doldrums, and while they are 17th in the league, they have played some good stuff since their promotion.

Keeping clean sheets has been their main issue, and this selection would have landed in six of their last seven in the Premier League – including their last three at home.

The Magpies have found their scoring touch of late, with six goals across their three most recent outings. The attackers are still struggling to put the ball in the net, but they look dangerous, and surely it’s only a matter of time before everything clicks for them.

Source: Betfair Italian