Shakhtar Donetsk and Lyon are still in the hunt for a place in the Champions League round of 16.
The French side sit in second spot on seven points and they’re 41/20 (3.05) to guarantee that position with three points.
The hosts are two points behind the visitors but would leapfrog them and into the next round with a win in Kharkiv. That’s priced as a 5/4 (2.25) chance with the favourites having won six of their last nine home matches in this competition.
A draw would still be enough for the Ligue 1 outfit to secure their place in the knockout stages and it’s available at 14/5 (3.80) with the same firm.
Goal backers have found plenty of joy in Champions League Group F this season with every team appearing much more confident on the front foot than at the back. The 10 games played so far have yielded an impressive 42 goals.
These sides played out a 2-2 draw on Matchday One and with plenty still to play for, another high-scoring clash is the logical way to go for bettors.
Shakhtar will have to attack, forcing the issue and have the firepower to do so. The 3-0 defeat to Manchester City was the first time in nine home Champions League outings where the Ukrainians had failed to score at least twice.
Their defence though, leaves a lot to be desired. With 15 goals conceded so far Lyon will certainly fancy their chances of getting on the scoreboard especially having netted twice in each of their five matches in the European campaign so far.
While efficient in the final third, Bruno Genesio’s men have yet to keep a clean sheet in that time and look are sure to offer up plenty of opportunities for the hosts to get the result they need.
As such, the 13/10 (2.30) quote from 888Sport about over 3.5 goals looks well worth backing. Both teams to score appears likely based on the recent form and it’s priced at just 21/50 (1.42) but four or more strikes is the way to go for those seeking better potential returns.
Over 3.5 goals at 13/10 (2.30) for a 2pt stake with 888Sport
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