UCL Preview: Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk, Key Stats, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction

Vinicius Junior-Real Madrid

Real Madrid takes on Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League this Wednesday.

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

Key statistics

Shakhtar have failed to score in their last 3 Champions League matches.

Real Madrid have scored 15 goals in their last five meetings with Shakhtar Donetsk.

Shakhtar Donetsk have scored eight goals in their last four meetings with Real Madrid.

Head to head

Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk have faced each other five times since 2015 and the Spanish giants have recorded three wins and two defeats in that time.

Latest performances in all competitions

 Real Madrid: LWWDW

Shakhtar Donetsk: DWLWW

Real Madrid

The Spanish giants are unbeaten in their last four matches across all competitions and they have managed to secure three wins in that period.

 They managed to pick up a 5-0 win over Shakhtar earlier this season and Los Blancos will be hoping for more of the same this time around.

 Possible Real Madrid starting line-up

Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy, Toni Kroos, Eduardo Camavinga, Casemiro, Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior

 Shakhtar Donetsk

 The Ukrainian outfit are coming into this game on the back of three wins in their last four matches across all competitions and their only defeat in the last five outings have come against Real Madrid.

 Shakhtar crashed to a 5-0 defeat at home to Real Madrid and they will be hoping to make amends this week.

 Possible Shakhtar Donetsk starting line-up

Andriy Pyatov; Serhiy Kryvtsov, Vitão, Marlon, Ismaily; Maycon, Alan Patrick; Tetê, Dodo, Manor Solomon; Fernando


Real Madrid are undoubtedly the better team here and they were in outstanding form against Shakhtar Donetsk back in October.

The home side will be fairly confident of getting a good result here and the visitors will need a massive slice of luck to get something out of this contest. A home win seems quite likely this week.