Monchengladbach vs Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction, 11/25/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Monchengladbach vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Location: Borussia-Park in Monchengladbach, Germany
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Monchengladbach (-139) Shakhtar Donetsk (+310)
Junior Moraes and Shakhtar Donetsk (1-1-1 in Champions League) head to Borussia-Park on Wednesday where they'll take on Monchengladbach (1-2-0 in Champions League). The starting goaltenders will be Yann Sommer for Monchengladbach and Andriy Pyatov for Shakhtar Donetsk. The line on this game has Monchengladbach coming in at -139 and Shakhtar Donetsk are at +310. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Monchengladbach faced off with Augsburg in their last game and finished with a draw by a score of 1 - 1. Monchengladbach attempted 12 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 5 of the tries for a rate of 41.7%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 86.2% passes received percentage by converting 481 of the 558 passing targets in their last game. Regarding shot accuracy, Monchengladbach finished the game at a 40.0% clip by putting 6 shots on target out of 15 shots. Monchengladbach has an average of 1.62 goals per 90 min (13 goals in total) and have accounted for 7 assists in all competitions this year.
Breel Embolo is a player who can be a difference maker for Monchengladbach. Embolo has been in the starting lineup in 95 outings so far in his career while he scores 0.40 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Cameroon has accumulated 39 goals scored in 8,736 minutes played. He has totaled 17 assists while earning 21 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Another player who should impact this match is Lars Stindl, the forward representing for Germany. Stindl has played 26,119 minutes in 292 starting assignments and has earned himself 70 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 42 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 72 total goals. He is averaging 0.25 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Monchengladbach is Yann Sommer. Sommer has been on the pitch for a total of 32,973 mins and has accumulated 1,164 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.16 (424 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of .740. The goalie playing for Monchengladbach has seen 1,582 shots attempted at him in 368 career starting assignments. Sommer (182-84-96 mark during his career) has 109 clean sheets, which has earned him a 29.6% clean sheet percentage.
In their last outing, Shakhtar Donetsk took a loss by a score of 6 - 0 against de M'Gladbach. They wrapped up this match by converting 524 out of their 591 passing attempts earning a percentage of 88.7%. Shakhtar Donetsk ended the game with a 60.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 6 out of the 10 dribbles they pursued. Shakhtar Donetsk landed 1 shots on goal out of their 4 shots attempted which had them at a 25.0% clip in their last match. Having tallied 23 goals and 15 assists in all their matches, Shakhtar Donetsk has an average of 2.30 goals and 1.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Junior Moraes should provide a spark for Shakhtar Donetsk. He is currently averaging 0.63 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 216 games during his pro soccer career. The forward from Brazil has 18,857 mins while scoring 132 goals. He has 46 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 38 times. You should also keep an eye on Manor Solomon, the forward playing for Shakhtar Donetsk. Solomon has earned himself 1 yellow card warning in 1,911 professional minutes played (19 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.24. He has 5 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 7 times.
Andriy Pyatov will look after the net for Shakhtar Donetsk. So far in his career, Pyatov has allowed 201 goals while totaling 678 stops in 334 starts. He has conceded 0.65 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 240-55-39. He sports a save percentage of .776 and his clean sheet rate is 46.1%. Pyatov has earned 154 shutouts and defended 878 shots attempted against him in 30,109 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Shakhtar Donetsk (+310)
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