Real Madrid – Shakhtar
Real Madrid faces Shakhtar Donetsk at the Santiago Bernabeu in a match from Group F of the Champions League. Now looks like a great moment to look at the free soccer bets for today.
The Spanish giants are leading the group with 6 points won from the first two games. The current holders of the trophy were merciless against Celtic and RB Leipzig in the previous two rounds. Now they will try to make it three in a row against Shakhtar.
Los Blancos hosted RB Leipzig in the previous round of the group stage and enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 win at the Bernabeu. It was not an easy game for Carlo Ancelotti’s team, though – Madrid scored twice in the last 10 minutes of the match. Fede Valverde opened the score while Marco Asensio doubled the lead in the 91th minute.
Ancelotti could rotate the line-up a little bit for the next game. Karim Benzema could miss this game as well because of his injury while Toni Kroos could return among the starters. Ferland Mendy, Marco Asensio and Dani Ceballos are also options for the starting eleven.
Shakhtar Donetsk are second in the group with 4 points despite the on-going war actions in Ukraine. They are in a good position to chase a qualification for the 1/8-finals, but only if they keep winning points.
In the previous round Shakhtar made a 1-1 draw in the home game against Celtic. Artem Bondarenko scored himself an own goal, but Mykhailo Mudryk equalised in the middle of the first half.
For Shakhtar this is a difficult time because of the war, but they deserve respect for what they are doing in the group so far.
That’s the free soccer bets for today for the Champions League game between Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk at the Santiago Bernabeu. Let’s see how this one will go.