Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction, 10/21/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Location: Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in Madrid, Spain
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Real Madrid (-300) Shakhtar Donetsk (+800)
Marlos and Shakhtar Donetsk head to Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Wednesday where they'll take on Real Madrid. The starting goaltenders are Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid and Anatolii Trubin for Shakhtar Donetsk. Real Madrid are at -300 while Shakhtar Donetsk are at +800. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Real Madrid took the field against Cádiz in their last match and took a loss by a final of 1 - 0. In the passing game, they earned a 89.3% rate by converting 595 out of their 666 passing attempts in their last match. Real Madrid tried 20 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 10 of those tries for a rate of 50.0%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Real Madrid ended this match at a 7.1% clip by putting 1 SoT of 14 shots. Real Madrid is averaging 1 goal per 90 (5 goals in total) and have earned 2 assists in all matches for the year.
Karim Benzema is a player who can be a difference maker for Real Madrid. He has totaled 95 assists while accumulating 9 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Benzema has had a starting assignment in 373 contests so far in his career and has 0.60 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in France has tallied 213 goals in 31,901 professional minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Rodrygo, the forward who is from Brazil. He has helped on a goal 6 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 11 goals. Rodrygo has been on the pitch for 4,171 minutes in 47 starts and has been given 2 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.24 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Real Madrid is Thibaut Courtois. Courtois (205-72-64 mark in his career) has accumulated 151 shutouts, which leaves him with a 43.9% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper representing Real Madrid has faced 1,101 shots attempted against him in 344 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 0.92 (315 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is .723. Courtois has seen the field for a total of 30,774 minutes and is sitting with 795 saves in his career.
In their last game, Shakhtar Donetsk took home the win by a final score of 5 - 1 against FC Lviv. Having accumulated 14 goals and 9 assists in all their contests, Shakhtar Donetsk sports an average of 2.33 goals and 1.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Marlos will be someone to watch for Shakhtar Donetsk. He has an average of 0.43 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 161 matches during his pro soccer career. The midfielder born in Brazil has totaled 13,896 minutes while scoring 67 goals. He has tallied 24 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 37 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Manor Solomon, the forward who is from Shakhtar Donetsk. Solomon has earned himself a total of 2 yellow card cautions in 1,720 mins (17 starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.21. He has scored 4 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 7 times.
Anatolii Trubin is expected to look after the net for Shakhtar Donetsk. Trubin has racked up 4 shutouts and he has earned a record of 8-3-1.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Shakhtar Donetsk (+800)
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