Shakhtar Donetsk square off against Celtic in UEFA Champions League (UCL) 2022-23 at the Polish Army Stadium on September 14. The match will start at 10:15 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Shakhtar Donetsk triumphed 4-1 over RB Leipzig in their first game in the Champions League this season. Marian Shved scored two goals for the Ukrainian club while Mykhaylo Mudryk and Lassina Traore scored one each. Shakhtar are currently second in the 2022-23 Ukrainian Premier League with 10 points in four games. They beat Chornomorets Odesa 2-1 in their last league fixture and are currently on a four-match winning streak.
Meanwhile, Celtic are placed first on the 2022-23 Scottish Premiership points table having won all their six games. The Bhoys are also the defending champions of the Scottish top flight. They beat Rangers 4-0 at Celtic Park in their last league match thanks to goals from Liel Abada, Jota, and David Turnball. However, they lost 0-3 to Real Madrid in their previous game in the Champions League.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celtic UEFA Champions League 2022-23 odds
Parimatch odds: Shakhtar Donetsk: 3.20, Celtic: 2.20, Draw: 3.75
Betwinner odds: Shakhtar Donetsk: 3.185, Celtic: 2.15, Draw: 3.64
Betway odds: Shakhtar Donetsk: 3.10, Celtic: 2.20, Draw: 3.50
10CRIC odds: Shakhtar Donetsk:3.15, Celtic: 2.23, Draw: 3.53
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celtic head-to-head
Both Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic have won two games against each other in their four encounters in the UEFA Champion League
Celtic beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 in their previous encounter in the 2007-08 UEFA Champions League.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celtic squads
Shakhtar Donetsk: Andriy Pyatov (goalkeeper), Oleksiy Shevchenko (goalkeeper), Anatoliy Trubin (goalkeeper), Valeriy Bondar, Mykola Matviyenko, Lucas Taylor, Yukhym Konoplia; Taras Stepanenko (captain), Georgiy Sudakov, Marian Shved, Mykhaylo Mudryk, Artem Bondarenko, Oleksandr Zubkov, Andriy Kulakov, Danylo Sikan.
Celtic: Scott Bain (goalkeeper), Joe Hart (goalkeeper), Carl Starfelt, Stephen Welsh, Greg Taylor, Moritz Jenz, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Anthony Ralston Josip Juranovic, Callum McGregor (captain), Matthew O'Riley, James Forrest, David Turnbull, Jota, Giorgos Giakoumakis, Liel Abada,
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celtic probable starting lineups
Shakhtar Donetsk: Anatoliy Trubin (wicketkeeper), Valeriy Bondar, Mykola Matviyenko, Lucas Taylor, Yukhym Konoplia, Taras Stepanenko (captain), Georgiy Sudakov, Marian Shved, Mykhaylo Mudryk, Artem Bondarenko, Oleksandr Zubkov.
Celtic: Joe Hart (goalkeeper) Greg Taylor, Moritz Jenz, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Josip Juranovic, Callum McGregor (captain), Matthew O'Riley, David Turnbull, Jota, Giorgos Giakoumakis, Liel Abada.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celtic combined fantasy XI
Joe Hart (goalkeeper), Greg Taylor, Valeriy Bondar, Mykola Matviyenko, Lucas Taylor, Taras Stepanenko, Marian Shved, Mykhaylo Mudryk, Jota, Liel Abada (captain), Oleksandr Zubkov.
Shakhtar Donetsk top picks vs Celtic UEFA Champions League 2022 -23
Marian Shved: The Ukrainian footballer scored twice against RB Leipzig in Shakhtar Donetsk’s last Champions League fixture. Shved has scored goals in each of his last two appearances for the Ukrainian ourift. The 25-year-old also had a brief stint with Celtic in 2019-20. He scored a goal in his only appearance in the Champions League qualification phase for the Scottish club and will be eager to find the back of the net against his former club.
Mykhaylo Mudryk: The 21-year-old winger has made a contribution of two goals and seven assists in the Ukrainian Premier League. Mudryk was on the scoresheet against RB Leipzig as well and will be one of the biggest threats for Shakhtar Donetsk against Celtic.
Celtic top picks vs Shakhtar Donetsk UEFA Champions League 2022-23
Jota: The Portuguese footballer was on the scoresheet for Celtic in their previous league game against Rangers in the Scottish Premiership and will again be the player to watch out for against Shakhtar Donetsk. The winger has already netted four goals this season and is proving to be a great asset for the Scottish club. The 23-year-old has scored 14 goals in 35 games for Celtic across two seasons in the Scottish top flight.
Liel Abada: The 20-year-old has been brilliant in the Scottish Premiership this season having already scored six goals in six games. He scored twice against the Rangers in their last league game and will once again be key in a high stakes Champions League encounter.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celtic UEFA Champions League 2022-23 prediction
Celtic will have a slight edge over the Ukrainian club considering their current form in the Scottish Premiership.
On the other hand, Shakhtar Donetsk have also been doing well in the Ukrainian Premier League and have fared decently against Celtics historically. Shakhtar are likely to give a strong fight to the Scottish giants.