Shakhtar Donetsk are getting ready to clash with FC Porto on Tuesday at the Volksparkstadion. The match is played out as one of sixteen games in the first round of the Champions League group stage.
Last season saw Shakhtar Donetsk playing their “home” matches in the Champions League in Warsaw, but they camped out in the Hamburg Volksparkstadium this year. It can only be a disadvantage not being able to play at home, and FC Porto won't feel timid about playing in the German metropole.
Shakhtar Donetsk managed to score ten goals, while giving away 20 in their ten most recent matches in this tournament. They also kept their opponents from scoring zero times.
FC Porto hit the target 13 times in the last ten outings in this tournament, which creates an average of 1.3 goals a game. They conceded 1.3 per match for a total of 13 against, while claiming a clean sheet four times as well.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs FC Porto Prediction
Shakhtar Donetsk Form
Shakhtar Donetsk swept all aside in their last three matches and started off by winning 0-2 against FC Kolos Kovalivka. They went on to defeat FC Minaj 1-4 and made it three on the spin against Obolon-Brovar in a 1-0 victory. Shakhtar Donetsk are without a win in their last six Champions League matches on home soil, which produced a record of four draws and two defeats, in which they conceded 12 and scored three goals.
FC Porto Form
In their last three matches, FC Porto beat Rio Ave 1-2, drew 1-1 with Arouca and beat Estrela da Amadora by 0-1. FC Porto won twice, while also recording one draw, and three defeats in their last six away matches in the Champions League. The scoreline from these matches says six goals conceded and nine scored.
Neither Shakhtar Donetsk nor FC Porto have been experts at maintaining a clean sheet in recent matches. We count on both to continue this trend and bank on both being able to score a goal.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs FC Porto Stats
- Shakhtar Donetsk have scored in 48 of the last 50 matches
- In 12 of the last 14 Shakhtar Donetsk matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 9 of the last 11 matches Shakhtar Donetsk played, both teams scored
- Shakhtar Donetsk have conceded in 10 of the last 11 matches
- Shakhtar Donetsk have not lost 7 of the last 8 matches
- FC Porto have not lost 23 of the last 25 matches
- FC Porto have scored in 19 of the last 21 matches
- FC Porto have lost the last 3 matches in a row and both teams scored at the same time
- In 9 of the last 11 FC Porto matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- FC Porto have won the last 3 matches in a row while scoring less than 2.5 goals
- Shakhtar Donetsk have not won the last 4 matches versus FC Porto in a row
- In 3 of the last 4 matches Shakhtar Donetsk versus FC Porto played, both teams scored
- Shakhtar Donetsk have conceded in the last 4 matches in a row versus FC Porto
- In 3 of the last 4 Shakhtar Donetsk matches versus FC Porto the sum of goals was under 3.5
Shakhtar Donetsk vs FC Porto Team News
Shakhtar Donetsk vs FC Porto H2H
Betting on the draw would have earned you a sound profit the last time Shakhtar Donetsk played FC Porto. The pair split the points in a 1-1 match, where no one managed to get the upper hand. Shakhtar Donetsk failed to beat FC Porto even once in their four most recent meetings. In contrast, FC Porto came out on top two times, giving them a 2-2-0 record.
Both teams found the back of the net three times in the last four matches between Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Porto.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs FC Porto Results
Shakhtar Donetsk vs FC Porto Betting Tips
Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it seems a good idea to side with Maryan Shved, who is performing well for Shakhtar Donetsk. He found the back of the net twice in his most recent Champions League outings. He'll be out to add more goals against FC Porto.The visitors will be looking to Mehdi Taremi to find the net once again, after managing five Champions League goals for FC Porto in recent matches.
Shakhtar Donetsk won eight of their last 10 matches on home soil, while drawing two in a run that saw them avoid defeat in front of their home supporters. FC Porto won nine of their last 10 away games across all tournaments, whilst also drawing zero and suffering defeat one times. FC Porto have kept their opponents from scoring five times in their previous 10 matches away. Meanwhile, Shakhtar Donetsk have been able to keep a clean sheet in six of their last 10 games at home.
In the last four encounters between Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Porto over 2.5 goals came out two times, as Shakhtar Donetsk averaged one goal a game. FC Porto scored an average of 1.75 goals in these, while both teams scored three times. Shakhtar Donetsk saw over 2.5 goals in seven of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of two goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of FC Porto's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.6 goals in these matches.