Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inter Milan
UEFA Champions League
Date: 28 September 2021, Saturday
Kick-Off: 17:45 UK/ 18:45 CET
Venue: NSC Olimpiyskiy
Shakhtar Donetsk lock horns with Italian giants, Inter Milan on Tuesday evening as the visitors are set to edge out a close victory in this fixture.
In the Champions League, the hosts currently sit at the bottom of the table with no points on board as they shockingly lost to Sheriff Tiraspol 2-0 away from home in their opening game of the group stages.
The hosts will have to pull off a victory against Inter Milan to have any chance of progressing further in the Champions League.
In the Ukrainian Premier League, Shakhtar Donetsk come into the Champions League tie on the back of a convincing 4-1 win at home against Veres Rivne. In that game, Shakhtar opened their account through an own goal from Veres Rivne’s Roman Miroshnyk in the 22nd minute of the game.
From then on, in the second-half, Shakhtar turned on the heat as they scored 3 second-half goals from Tete, Marlos and Lassina Traore.
On the other side of the field, Inter Milan currently sit in 3rd place in Group D as they have also lost their opening Champions League game to Real Madrid in a 1-0 score line at the San Siro.
In Serie A, Inter Milan come into this fixture Champions League on the back of a thrilling 2-2 draw against Atalanta at home. In that game, Inter had 49% of ball possession with 19 shots on goal with 6 of them on target.
Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko got on the score sheet for Inter Milan on either side of both halves.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inter Milan Head-to-Head
- Both these teams have played against each other 5 times in the past.
- Inter have the upper hand with 2 wins as Shakhtar have not recorded any win so far.
- 9 goals have been scored in these 5 games.
- On an average, 1.80 goals have been scored per game.
- The last time these two sides played against each other, it ended as a 0-0 draw.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inter Milan Prediction
Lautaro Martinez will be a key figure in the Inter Milan line-up as they take on the hosts. His movement will be key and he will be eager to get on the score sheet. Hence, we back the odds at 2.10 for the striker to score anytime during the game.