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Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk preview, team news, betting tips & prediction

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Real Madrid will look to take one step closer to the knockout rounds of the competition with a win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League this week. 

The two sides will meet on the 3rd of November at 17:45 pm BST.

Real Madrid are level on points with FC Sheriff in their group and the Spanish giants will be looking to pull clear of them with a win this week. Los Blancos are in impressive form heading into this contest and they will be firm favourites to win here. 

Shakhtar Donetsk crashed to a heavy defeat against Real Madrid earlier this season and they will be massive underdogs heading into this contest. 

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk team news

The home side are without Isco, Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Gareth Bale due to injuries. The visitors are without Pedrinho, Lassina Traore and Yevhen Konoplyanka. 

Real Madrid possible starting lineup: Courtois; Vazquez, Militao, Alaba, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Hazard, Benzema, Vinicius Jr

Shakhtar Donetsk possible starting lineup: Trubin; Dodo, Kyvtsov, Marlon, Ismaily; Maycon, Stepanenko, Antonio; Tete, Fernando, Solomon

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk form guide

Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last four matches across all competitions. They have picked up three wins in that time. That said, the Spanish giants have lost two of their last three meetings with Shakhtar Donetsk. 

The visitors are coming into this game on the back of three wins in their last four matches across all competitions and they will be looking to pull off an upset. 

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk betting odds

Here are the latest betting odds for Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk from Betfred:

Match-winner:

• Real Madrid 1/5
• Draw – 6/1
• Shakhtar Donetsk– 14/1

Total goals:

• Over 2.5 – 4/5
• Under – 6/5

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk prediction

Real Madrid are the better team here and they should be able to grind out a win. They won 5-0 the last time these two sides met back in October and they will be favourites to repeat the result this week.

Shakhtar are a good team but they are out of their depth against a side like Real Madrid. A home win seems likely. 

Prediction: Real Madrid win. 

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