Barcelona vs Shakhtar Donetsk. Will the Pitmen create a sensation?

On October 25, as part of the 3rd round of the group round of the Champions League, at the Olimpico Arena (Barcelona), Barcelona and Shakhtar Donetsk will compete.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Barcelona vs Shakhtar Donetsk


Barcelona demonstrates high performance; in the new season, the Catalans managed to take part in 11 official meetings, achieving 8 victories and 3 draws. In the Champions League, Xavi's team also performs well; in the last match, the team beat Porto on the road with a minimal score of 1:0. The author of the winning goal for the “blue garnets” was Torres. Barcelona is in 1st place in Group H, having earned 6 points, with a goal difference of 6:0.

In the Spanish Primera, the Catalans make mistakes more often; in the last meeting, the club lost 2:2 with Granada on the road. After 9 rounds of the championship, Barcelona is in 3rd place with 21 points.

Shakhtar Donetsk

The Donetsk club is generally performing well; in the last ten matches, the Ukrainians won six victories, drawing two more times. In the last Champions League match, the Pitmen were able to achieve the maximum result, beating Antwerp 3:2 away. Accurate strikes from Sikan (double) and Rakitsky brought victory. The miner is in third position in the quartet, having earned 3 points, with a goal ratio of 4:5. During a break in the championship, the Orange-and-Blacks took part in a friendly match, beating Lviv Rukh 2:0.

During the break for national teams, the Pitmen changed their coach, Van Leeuwen was fired, and now the team is led by Darijo Srna.

Barcelona vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Barcelona vs Shakhtar Donetsk facts

  • Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 11 matches in all competitions;
  • The total has been over 2.5 in 7 of Barcelona's last 9 games;
  • Both teams scored in 9 of Shakhtar's last 12 matches 2.05.

Odds from download 1xbet

Bookmakers have no doubt about the Catalans' home success. The odds for Barcelona's victory were 1.18. You can bet on a draw with odds of 8.00. Quotes stopped at Shakhtar Victoria at 15.00. The bookmaker is waiting for a productive football game. Bookmaker 1xbet offers to bet on “Total less than 3.5” with odds of 1.89, “Total over 3.5” with odds of 1.95. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Barcelona stands out in this group, the team operates from a position of strength and should have no problems reaching the playoffs. Shakhtar is now in a state of another restructuring; for the first time in nearly 20 years, the club fired a coach during the season. The difference in class, form and strength of the teams is now huge, so there is no doubt that the Catalans will win. The game will be interesting and productive, I think the Pitmen will be able to score against the hosts, and of course they will concede: both will score - yes - 2.05.

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