Antwerp vs. Shakhtar Donetsk (UEFA Champions League)
In an initial clash held at the Bosuilstadion during the second matchweek of the Champions League Group H, Royal Antwerp faces off against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Antwerp suffered a devastating 5-0 defeat against Barcelona during their first match, while the Ukrainian side found themselves outplayed by Porto, enduring a 3-1 loss in Hamburg.
Because of ongoing renovations at Barcelona’s iconic stadium, Antwerp’s first-ever Champions League group-stage match didn’t provide them with a memorable stopover at the Camp Nou. Instead, Mark van Bommel’s team attempted to achieve a major upset at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys.
Antwerp vs. Shakhtar Donetsk
However, Robert Lewandowski, Joao Felix and an unfortunate Jelle Bataille own goal subjected Antwerp to a challenging European debut within the opening 25 minutes of the game. Later in the second half, Gavi also found the net, and Felix completed his double, contributing to a spectacular five-star performance by the Blaugrana.
What to remember – Antwerp vs. Shakhtar Donetsk
In the face of Antwerp’s recent defensive prowess, Shakhtar, a team known for their ability to break through even when the odds are against them, as seen in their recent match, remains unfazed.
However, with the return of key players to the lineup and Antwerp’s struggles to find offensive inspiration, Shakhtar has a prime 1opportunity to extend their streak of scoring success and leave Antwerp still hunting for their first point in the group stage.
Betting tip for Antwerp vs. Shakhtar Donetsk
Our expert tipster partners anticipate that there will be more than 2.5 goals in this match.