RM vs SHA Dream11 Prediction: Real Madrid begin their 2020-21 Champions League campaign with a home match against Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk in a tricky-looking Group B. Real Madrid were stunned at home by Cadiz at the weekend so they will be fired up to bounce back in what is their favourite competition. They welcome Shakhtar to the Spanish capital and the visitors are plagued by absentees. They have a whole raft of missing first team players which makes their task all the harder. They will likely come to frustrate Real especially after the shock result at the weekend and they may manage to do so for a chunk of the game but the hosts should eventually break them down to get the win and clean sheet. Let’s take a look at RM vs SHA Dream11 Team prediction now.
Date: 21 October, Wednesday
Time: 10:25 pm IST
Match: Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Place: Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, Madrid
Head-to-head (Last 2 Matches)
Real Madrid wins: 2
Shakhtar Donetsk wins: 0
Real Madrid Team News
Real Madrid suffered a shock first defeat of the domestic season at the weekend and need to quickly pick themselves up against a Shakhtar side unbeaten in five. After winning the Champions League in three successive seasons between 2016 and 2018, Madrid have now exited the competition in the last-16 stage in back-to-back campaigns. Last season’s early exit at the hands of Manchester City was a tough one to take, but the blow was softened by a first La Liga title in three years.
Injury update, unavailability
Martin Odegaard, right-back Dani Carvajal and forward Eden Hazard are all out due to injuries. There remain doubts over the availability of key centre-back Sergio Ramos, right-back Alvaro Odriozola and attacker Mariano Diaz.
RM Playing 11 & Subs (probable)
Courtois; Nacho, Militao, Varane, Mendy; Valverde, Casemiro Modric; Asensio, Benzema, Rodrygo
Subs (probable): Choupo-Moting, Icardi, Gueye
Shakhtar Donetsk Team News
Shakhtar won their domestic league for a fourth season in a row last time out but have been slow off the mark this term, drawing three of their opening six matches. However, they thumped Lviv 5-1 last time out in perfect preparation for this trip to the Santiago Bernabeu, where they will be looking to pull off a shock victory. A good omen for Shakhtar, perhaps, is that they have lost on matchday one in only two of their last seven Champions League campaigns, albeit with one of those defeats coming against Madrid.
Injury update, unavailability
Shakhtar Donetsk have no known injury issues and manager Luis Castro is expected to have a fully-fit squad at his disposal ahead of this Champions League encounter.
SHA Playing 11 & Subs (probable)
Pyatov; Dodo, Khocholava, Bondar, Korniienko; Marcos Antonio, Marlos, Maycon; Tete, Solomon, Dentinho
Subs (probable): Ighalo, Greenwood, Fred
Let’s take a look at the RM vs SHA dream 11 prediction for today’s football match
Defenders: Mendy, Varane, Dodo, Khocholava
Midfielders: Asensio, Kroos, Korniiyenko, Dentinho
Forwards: Benzema, Tete
Karim Benzema: Benzema has 1 goals and a total of 6 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 5.26%. He had a total of 9 big chances.
Tete: Tete has played 269 minutes of football in 7 matches this season and has 2 assists to his name.
Tony Kroos: Kroos has a pass completion rate of 90.67 % and a rate of 30.77% for passes into the box. He has won 3 ariel duels and a total number of 4 tackles.
Dentinho: The 31-year-old midfielder has played 4 matches this season. He has scored 2 goals with 1 assist.
Who will win RM vs SHA Today Match Prediction Football
Real Madrid’s focus may well be elsewhere, with a huge league trip to Barcelona on the horizon, but Zidane will know the importance of bouncing back from defeat last time out. Shakhtar have struggled to get wins on the board domestically this term and, on the continent, have conceded at least one goal in each of their last 22 Champions League games. Zidane’s men should have more than enough firepower to get the job done in this opening Group B clash. We predict a 2-0 win for the hosts in RM vs SHA today match prediction.