Shakhtar Donetsk vs Monchengladbach Prediction, 11/3/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Monchengladbach
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Location: Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist in Kharkiv, Ukraine
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Shakhtar Donetsk (+145) Monchengladbach (+160)
Lars Stindl and Monchengladbach (0-2-0 in Champions League) are headed to Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist on Tuesday where they'll take on Shakhtar Donetsk (1-1-0 in Champions League). The starting goalkeepers are Anatolii Trubin for Shakhtar Donetsk and Yann Sommer for Monchengladbach. Monchengladbach are at at +160 while Shakhtar Donetsk are at +145. The O/U has been set at 2.25.
Shakhtar Donetsk took the field against FC Mariupol in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 4 - 1. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 92.0% rate by connecting on 682 out of their 741 targeted passes in their last game. They attempted 18 dribbles in this matchup and converted 9 of those attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, Shakhtar Donetsk ended this match at a 36.3% clip by landing 4 shots on target out of 11 total shots. Shakhtar Donetsk averages 2.37 goals per 90 minutes (19 goals in total) and have accumulated 12 assists in all matches for the season.
Manor Solomon is a player who can be a difference maker for Shakhtar Donetsk. He has accounted for 7 assists while tallying 1 yellow card warning in his career. Solomon has been given a starting assignment in 18 contests in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.25 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Israel has earned 5 goals in 1,782 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Marlos, the midfielder representing Brazil. Marlos has been on the pitch for 13,986 mins during 162 starts and has been handed 24 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 37 times during his career and he has scored 67 goals. He scores 0.43 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Shakhtar Donetsk will be Anatolii Trubin. Trubin (8-4-1 mark in his career) has earned 4 shutouts, which has earned him a 30.8% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the field, Monchengladbach earned three points by winning 1 - 0 against RB Leipzig. Monchengladbach finished the match with a 86.7% successful dribble rate by converting 13 out of the 15 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 427 out of their 490 passes they attempted for a rate of 87.1%. Monchengladbach converted 3 shots on target out of the team's 5 shots attempted giving them a 60.0% clip in their last outing. With 9 goals and 5 assists in all competitions, Monchengladbach sports an average of 1.50 goals and 0.83 assists per 90 min.
Lars Stindl should be someone to watch for Monchengladbach. He currently averages 0.24 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 290 matches in his pro soccer career. The forward who is from Germany has played 25,952 minutes while he has scored 70 goals. He has collected 70 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 42 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jonas Hofmann, the midfielder taking the field for Monchengladbach. Hofmann has been given a total of 13 yellow card warnings in 11,412 mins (127 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.18. He has scored 23 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 28 different times.
Yann Sommer is expected to look after the goal for Monchengladbach. Sommer has accumulated 109 shutouts while defending 1,573 shots attempted against him in 32,793 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of .742 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 29.8%. He has surrendered 1.15 goals per 90 and he has a record of 182-83-95. During his career, Sommer has conceded 419 goals and has tallied 1,160 stops in 366 starts.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Monchengladbach (+160)
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