Date: 22nd October 2018 at 3:42pm
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Manchester City FC players and staff have arrived in Ukraine and as we speak, metaphorically speaking, are busy preparing for Tuesday nights’ Champions League Group F tie against Shakhtar Donetsk. But, when you take a closer look at the home side, one has to be concerned about their league form and a tad worried about two of their superstars who, are currently scoring for fun.

I don’t pretend to know anything about the Ukrainian Premier League but their manager Paulo Fonseca is undoubtedly getting the best out of his players, especially their Brazilian striker Junior Moraes and local lad Marlos.

Standings provided by Sofascore LiveScore

Premier League top scorers

Junior Moraes – season 2018/19 stats

Junior Moraes stats

Marlos – season 2018/19 stats

Marlos stats

This is how Shakhtar lined up and beat Desna Chernihiv 1-0 at the weekend.

Shakhtar Donetsk  –  Desna Chernihiv Live Score

Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Manchester City – Tuesday 23 October 2018, latest odds.

Shakhtar win – 13/2

Away win – 2/5

Draw – 4/1

Statistics can, and on occasion mean nothing and so I’m quietly confident of City coming home with a victory.

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