Stadium: Bosuil Stadion (Antwerp)
Referee: Rade Obrenovic
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Surprisingly, after the defeat of Barcelona with the score of 0:5 in the first round of the Champions League, Antwerp played three matches in the Belgian championship, ending in a 0:0 draw. That is, the future home team did not score in the last four games, but despite this statistic, they are listed as big favorites for the upcoming game. In general, nine rounds have been played in the Belgian league, and Antwerp is in fifth place at the time of writing, five points behind the leading Union.
In the first round of the Champions League group stage, Shakhtar Donetsk lost to Porto 1:3 in a home match in Hamburg. Notably, all the goals in that game were scored in the first half, with Kelsey scoring from Konoplya's pass. During the game against the Portuguese, Shakhtar took nine shots toward the goal with four shots on goal. After the defeat against Porto, Shakhtar played three matches in the domestic arena. In the Ukrainian Cup, they beat Veres 3:0. In the championship, they drew with Rukh and lost to Vorskla 1:2. Despite the recent poor results, Shakhtar is in the lead in the UPL after 9 played rounds with 18 points.
Expert Betting Tips
Shakhtar now, of course, are not the same as they were a couple of years ago, but they have enough experienced players. The team plays in the Champions League every season, unlike Antwerp, who have not scored in the last four meetings. We believe that the Ukrainian club is underestimated. We won't be surprised if Shakhtar picks up points in the upcoming game and brings a crucial victory from Belgium. As for the total, we hope the match will be effective, the Belgians will finally score, and Shakhtar will win.