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Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Live stream, betting tips, odds & match preview

By Harry Edwards

Real Madrid v Shakhtar Donetsk: Live stream, betting tips, odds & match preview

Published: 14:15, 5 October 2022

Real Madrid will be hoping to continue their perfect start to their Champions League defence when they host Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday at 8pm (UK time).

How to live stream Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk online:

  • DAZN are streaming this match live for account holders in Canada and Germany.

Where to watch Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk on TV:

  • UK: BT Sport 1
  • US: Paramount+

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Betting tips

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Real Madrid v Shakhtar Donetsk: Predictions

Real Madrid v Shakhtar Donetsk: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 1/1 with 888sport
Correct score Real Madrid 3-1 Shakhtar Donetsk 10/1 with William Hill
First Goalscorer Karim Benzema 21/10 with Bet365

Real Madrid truly proved themselves as the kings of Europe last season beating Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool to win their 14th European crown. Now in search for number 15, Los Blancos have started their defence in perfect fashion with two wins from their opening two games. In the first, Real Madrid finally broke down a resilient Celtic side to win 3-0 in Glasgow before a 2-0 victory over RB Leipzig, needing two late strikes from Federico Valverde and Marco Asensio.

Shakhtar Donetsk, meanwhile, hold second spot in Group F and are also unbeaten winning one and drawing one of their opening two matches. Like Real Madrid, Donetsk enjoyed an emphatic victory in their opening game, beating RB Leipzig 4-1 away from home thanks to a stunning second-half display. But they weren’t able to build on that, having to recover from an own goal to draw 1-1 with Celtic. Nevertheless, Shakhtar will feel confident of making life hard for Real Madrid and ultimately qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League across their remaining matches.

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Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Match Stats

Real Madrid are yet to concede in the Champions League this season and Thibaut Courtois has kept more clean sheets in the competition than any other goalkeeper since this season of last season. However, the Belgian is out with a back injury and his replacement Andriy Lunin is yet to keep a clean sheet for Real Madrid in seven appearances – including a 1-1 draw with Osasuna at the weekend.

Further forward Vinicius Junior continues to grow and he does like to play Shakhtar Donetsk. The Brazilian has been directly involved in six goals in four Champions League games against Shakhtar Donetsk, scoring three and recording three assists.

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Team news

As mentioned, Thibaut Courtois is out with a back problem, so Lunin should start in goal. Luka Modric is also a doubt for the hosts but otherwise Carlo Ancelotti has a fully fit squad from which to choose and may opt to go full-strength in order to tighten Real Madrid’s grip on top spot.

There is just one absentee for Shakhtar Donetsk with Viktor Korniyenko suffering an ACL injury earlier this season which will keep him out at least until the New Year.

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Real Madrid 3-1 Shakhtar Donetsk

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk odds


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