Wednesday 12 Dec

Shakhtar vs. Lyon Match Preview

12 Dec 2018 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Champions League, Group F
INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Champions League, Group F

FC Shakhtar Donetsk

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  • D
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Kick-off
20:00 GMT
12 December 2018

Olympique Lyon

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  • D
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  • L

Kick-off
20:00 GMT 12 December 2018

The Shakhtar vs. Lyon match will be played on Wednesday, December 12, at the NSK Olympic Stadium, Kyiv. This is the deciding match of UEFA Champions League group F. Shakhtar is currently 3rd on the table with 5 points, while Lyon is 2nd with 7 points at the moment.

STATS

  • Shakhtar is in a series of five matches without a defeat. Their last defeat came against Manchester City when they lost by 6:0 in November. In four out of these five matches they scored at least two goals.
  • Lyon is currently in a series of three matches without a win in all competitions. They conceded exactly two goals in all those matches.

HEAD TO HEAD

This will be the third meeting of these two teams. In October, the result was 2:2, while four years ago Lyon defeated Shakhtar by 4:1 in a friendly match.

SHAKHTAR NEWS

Shakhtar is two points behind Lyon because the French team won four points against Manchester City, while Shakhtar won none. They are confident and they think they are better team than Lyon. In the first game played in October, Shakhtar had a 2:0 lead in the match without spectators, but Lyon equalized within two minutes, after Dembele and Dubois scored in 70th and 72nd minute of the match. That strange match might cost them the place in the knockout phase of the competition, but a victory in the upcoming game will erase everything that happened in this group.

Latest matches: FC Shakhtar Donetsk

07.12.2018 Prem FC Illichivec Mariupol FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0:3 W
02.12.2018 Prem FC Shakhtar Donetsk Olimpik Donetsk 2:2 D
27.11.2018 UEFA 1899 Hoffenheim FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2:3 W
23.11.2018 Prem FC Shakhtar Donetsk FK Lviv 0:0 D
11.11.2018 Prem Vorskla Poltava FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0:2 W

LYON NEWS

Lyon is not in a particularly good form at the moment, and except their victory in Manchester when they stunned Manchester City, Lyon recorded only draws in other matches. If they manage to do that in the upcoming game, they will secure the second place on the table and qualify for the knockout phase of the competition.

Latest matches: Olympique Lyon

05.12.2018 Ligu Olympique Lyon Stade Rennes 0:2 L
01.12.2018 Ligu Lille OSC Olympique Lyon 2:2 D
27.11.2018 UEFA Olympique Lyon Manchester City 2:2 D
23.11.2018 Ligu Olympique Lyon AS Saint Etienne 1:0 W
10.11.2018 Ligu EA Guingamp Olympique Lyon 2:4 W

SUMMING UP!

Shakhtar is a slight favorite to win the upcoming match. We believe that over 2.5 goals will be scored.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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