UEFA Champions League 2018-19 – Shakhtar Donetsk vs Hoffenheim Preview

AT A GLANCE

When does Shakhtar Donetsk vs Hoffenheim kick off? Wednesday 19th September, 17:55 (UK)

Where is Shakhtar Donetsk vs Hoffenheim being played? Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist

What television channel is Shakhtar Donetsk vs Hoffenheim on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream Shakhtar Donetsk vs Hoffenheim? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for Shakhtar Donetsk vs Hoffenheim?

Shakhtar Donetsk – https://shakhtar.com/en/tickets/matches/

Hoffenheim – https://www.achtzehn99.de/tickets/online-kaufen?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=link&utm_content=header&utm_campaign=ticketing

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: N/A

THE TEAM NEWS

SHAKHTAR DONETSK

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Pyatov; Butko, Khocholava, Rakitskiy, Ismaily; Stepanenko, Alan Patrick; Marlos, Taison, Fernando; Junior Moraes

Unavailable: Ordets (Suspended), Malyshev (Injured)

Doubtful: Kayode (Injured)

HOFFENHEIM

Predicted line-up (3-4-3): Baumann; Posch, Vogt, Nordtveit; Kaderabek, Grillitsch, Bittencourt, Schulz; Joelinton, Szalai, Kramaric

Unavailable: Hubner (Injured), Nuhu (Injured), Amiri (Injured), Demirbay (Injured), Geiger (Injured), Rupp (Injured), Otto (Injured)

Doubtful: Akpoguma (Injured), Bicakcic (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Shakhtar have plenty of experience of playing in the Champions League and they host Hoffenheim who are making their very first appearance in the Champions League. Leipzig were similar last season and the euphoria affected their tactics somewhat and this could be a reality check for the Germans.