FC Porto v Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips

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TournamentChampions League
Timetable20:00 GMT 13 Dec 23
PredictionPorto to win
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Group H in the Champions League has turned out to be a super competitive one, and FC Porto take on Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday 13th of December, knowing that the winner will book themselves a spot in the knockout stages of the competition. They are both on 9 points from five matches, while Barcelona are sitting in first place with 12 points - depending on results, Barcelona could still find themselves dropping down to the Europa League. Check out this prediction before considering any football betting tip for this match.

🏆 FC Porto vs Shakhtar Donetsk UCL Prediction

FC Porto are joint first in the Liga Portugal standings with 10 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses from the 13 matches that they have played. From their previous 10 matches in all competitions, they have won 7 matches and lost 3, so it is fair to say that they are currently in some decent form. They are also averaging 2.2 goals per match, so they have no issues when it comes to finding the back of the net.

Shakhtar Donetsk are also on a decent run of form. At present, they are sitting 4th in the Ukrainian Premier League, but they do have two games in hand over their main rivals. If they win those two matches, then they will climb to the top of the league. Out of their previous 10 matches, they have 7 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses. They are not as free-flowing in front of goal as their opponents, as they average 1.4 goals in their last 10 games.

In my opinion, Porto are the better team, and in the previous group match between them, the Portuguese team came out on top 3-1. Due to their attacking talent, I am backing them to win yet again, and by the same scoreline. Shakhtar will make a game of it, but I do not see them having enough to come out on top.

My Prediction: 🏆 Porto 3 – 1 Shakhtar Donetsk⚽

💯 FC Porto vs Shakhtar Donetsk UCL Match Odds

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Football has become very popular among Irish sports bettors because of the available market variety, but not all markets have been created equally. Some of the best markets for football bettors are match winner, over/under 2.5 goals, and both teams to score. Thus, below we have given you the odds that five quality bookies are currently offering for these three markets in relation to this FC Porto vs Shakhtar Donetsk match.

🏅 FC Porto vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Match Winner

The match-winner market is one of the most popular because it is a bet that is easy to get to grips with. What you are tasked with doing is predicting the team that will come out on top and claim the points that are on offer. If you are new to football betting, then it is wise to start with such a bet type. As you can see from the match-winner odds in the table below, FC Porto are the overwhelming favourites for this game.

Team
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FC Porto to Win1.401.451.411.471.48
Shakhtar Donetsk to Win6.756.506.656.806.50
Draw4.604.504.604.704.50

⚽ FC Porto vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Both Teams To Score (BTTS)

FC Porto have not had any issues when it comes to scoring in the Portuguese Premier Division, and they are averaging two goals a game in this season's UEFA Champions League. Shakhtar Donetsk do not score as many goals, and the bookies, as can be seen from the BTTS odds below, are torn as to whether both sides will find the back of the net in this match.

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Yes1.831.851.841.931.90
No1.831.901.861.881.86

🥅 FC Porto vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Over/Under 2.5 Goals

Those football bettors who do not want to bet on a team to win and just want to concentrate on the number of goals that are scored can opt for the over/under 2.5 market. If you go for the over option, you need there to be 3 or more goals in the game, while those who opt for the under market will need there to be no more than 2 goals. For this Porto vs Shakhtar match, the bookies are expecting goals, as you can see from the following over/under 2.5 goals odds.

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Over 2.5 Goals1.661.701.651.741.71
Under 2.5 Goals2.142.102.082.152.14

✔️ FC Porto vs Shakhtar Donetsk - Betting Tips

Whether you are using some free bets or your own hard-earned cash, it is important to always do your research so that you can put down some well-educated wagers that have a high chance of coming in. Relying solely on luck is not something that I would recommend. Below are some of my top betting tips for this Porto vs Shakhtar Donetsk match.

  • Tip 1: Porto to Win and BTTS: You can find odds of 1.48 for Porto to pick up all three points, but these odds are quite short, and might not be of interest to you. You can increase them by backing Porto to win and both teams to find the back of the net. Since I do not see Porto keeping a clean sheet, I think this is a good bet to back. You can find odds of 3.90 for this market at Dachbet Sports
  • Tip 2: Over 2.5 Goals: Both these teams have some quality attacking players at their disposal, so I do not envisage this match being one that is lacking in goals. Besides, Shakhtar will go for it because they know that a draw will not be enough to see them through, which could leave plenty of space at the back for Porto to exploit. If you want to bet on this market, then TonyBet Sports currently have odds of 1.74 on offer.
  • Tip 3: Mehdi Taremi to Score: If you are the kind of punter who likes to bet on a player to score, then I recommend that you consider betting on Taremi for Porto. The Iranian is averaging a little over 2 goals per game for his club and is one of my favourite players to watch in the league. Betiton are currently offering odds of 2.60 for him to score at any time.

1️⃣ FC Porto Update

Porto are always one of the contenders to win Liga Portugal, so they are usually always competing in the Champions League each season. Additionally, they usually always make it out of the Group Stage and into the knockout rounds. In the 22/23 edition, they gave Inter Milan a very good match in the last 16, losing by an aggregate scoreline of 1-0. They won the competition in 2004, and are a team that should never be taken lightly.

Last 5 Games
FC Porto 3
Casa Pia AC1
09.12.23
Primeira Liga
Estoril 3
FC Porto1
06.12.23
League Cup Round 3: Group D
Famalicao 0
FC Porto 3
02.12.23
Primeira Liga
Barcelona2
FC Porto 1
28.11.23
Champions League
FC Porto4
CDC Montalegre 0
24.11.23
Portugal Cup

Many teams have plenty of injuries to contend with at this time of year, but Sergio Conceicao can count himself to be quite lucky since he only has four players out due to injuries. You can see these absent players in the following table:

PlayerReason
SamuelKnock
Gabriel VeronMuscle Injury
Ivan MarcanoKnee Injury
WendellMuscle Injury

2️⃣ Shakhtar Donetsk Update

Shakhtar Donetsk are also regulars in the Champions League, but they have not had much success in this competition in recent times. In fact, they have been eliminated in the group stage of this competition in the last six editions. They last made it to the last 16 in 2018, where they were knocked out in a tight match by AS Roma. They are a team that many of the big guns would expect to beat more often than not.

Last 5 Games
Shakhtar Donetsk2
Veres Rivne 0
08.12.23
Ukrainian Premier League
Shakhtar Donetsk2
Metalist 19250
03.12.23
Ukrainian Premier League
Shakhtar Donetsk1
Royal Antwerp 0
28.11.23
Champions League
0
Polissya Zhytomyr0
24.11.23
Ukrainian Premier League
1
SC Dnipro-13
12.11.23
Ukrainian Premier League

The Shakhtar coach, Marino Pusic, has more injury issues than his opposing number, and their missing players for this upcoming match can be found in the table below:

PlayerReason
Dmytro ChygrynskiyKnock
Lassina TraoreHamstring Strain
Maryan ShvedKnock
Ivan PetryakKnock
Yehor NazarynaKnock
Yukhym KonoplyaThigh Injury

👕 FC Porto vs Shakhtar Donetsk - Potential Lineups

Pos.FC Porto
4-4-2
Shakhtar Donetsk
4-1-4-1
Pos.
GoalkeeperD. CostaD. RiznykGoalkeeper
Right BackJ. SanchezG. GocholeishviliRight Back
Centre BackPepeV. BondarCentre Back
Centre BackZe PedroM. MatviyenkoCentre Back
Left BackJ. M. Teixeira MendesI. AzarovLeft Back
Right MidfielderPepeA. BondarenkoDefensive Midfielder
Centre MidfielderA. VarelaO. ZubkovRight Midfielder
Centre MidfielderS. EustaquioNewertonLeft Midfielder
Left MidfielderI. JaimeG. SudakovAttacking Midfielder
StrikerEvanilsonD. KryskivAttacking Midfielder
StrikerM. TaremiD. SikanStriker

✒️ Sheldon Muchmore - iGaming and Sports Betting Enthusiast

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This FC Porto vs Shakhtar Donetsk prediction was written by Sheldon Muchmore.

Sheldon is a tipster and betting expert from the United Kingdom who has a passion for a whole range of sports, particularly football, rugby, and cricket. He is an avid Aston Villa fan, so feel free to feel a bit of pity for him. He has been involved in the online gambling industry for a number of years now and has written a large number of predictions for a variety of sports including GAA, so he has built up a lot of sporting expertise over the years.

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