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Monday, 22 October, 2018

Free-scoring duo to deliver in Lyon

Hosts and Shakhtar both found the net twice in matchday one

Nabil Fekir celebrates scoring Lyon's second goal against Man City
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BT Sport 3, 8pm Tuesday

Group F always looked like being fun and so it has proved already with plenty of goals in the opening round of fixtures.

That should continue in France as Lyon look to build on their shock win over Manchester City by beating a Shakhtar side who twice had to come from behind to draw 2-2 at home to Hoffenheim.

Shakhtar’s defence was unable to cope with the movement and pace of the Hoffenheim attack a fortnight ago which does not bode well against Lyon’s slick forward line which showed up so well at the Etihad.

Lyon followed that Manchester victory with a 4-2 triumph over Marseille, but their inconsistencies were highlighted by a 1-1 draw against Nantes on Saturday.

Shakhtar have scored 26 goals in their last six matches so clearly pose a threat, even if they can’t match the quality of players such as Nabil Fekir.

Recommendation
Over 2.5 goals
2pts 3-4 Betfair

Bet on this match at Soccerbase.com

Team news
Lyon Amine Gouiri is likely to be Lyon’s only absentee.

Shakhtar Wellington has travelled but Dentinho and Ivan Ordets have remained in Ukraine.

Key stat
Shakhtar have lost seven of their last eight away Champions League fixtures.


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Shakhtar have lost seven of their last eight away Champions League fixtures
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