Soccer Picks: Shakhtar Donetsk Wins Fairly Comfortable in Champions League Clash vs. Malmo

Steven Suarez

Monday, November 2, 2015 9:34 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 9:34 PM UTC

Shakhtar Donetsk are huge favorites for this week's Champions League clash with Malmo, and we're here to break down the soccer odds and find an edge.

Odds Overview
One of the biggest favorites on the soccer odds board for this week's Champions League action? That would be the Miners, who are listed at anywhere from -260 to -285 to win outright on their home pitch. If you want to take a chance and think the Swedish outfit will be able to put up a good fight and perhaps even win, you can find a Malmo win available for action in the +650 to +750 range. A draw is at +400.


Shakhtar Donetsk
Having just wrapped up a highly successful week, the Miners should be fully confident heading into Tuesday. They beat Ternopil 4-0 in the league cup and then dismantled Zorya 7-1 in the Ukranian Premier League. Alex Teixeira, Eduardo Da Silva and Taras Stepanenko all had braces in that win.

It's a heated race between Donetsk and Dynamo Kyiv, who are tied atop the table with 31 points earned through 12 matches, but the Miners haven't been able to translate that success to Europe, as they've lost all three of their Group A matches so far. 


Malmo FF
After losing 2-0 at home to Norrkoping, the Blues will be hopeful they can find earn a better result in European play.

Previous results don't give us much hope in that happening, however, as Malmo has just three points through three matches, although that one victory did come against this Shakhtar Donetsk outfit at home. Will they make it two out of two?


Champions League Pick
We should be seeing the Miners win fairly comfortable this coming Tuesday. They've been incredibly dominant over their last couple of matches and now get to be at home in a favorable position against Malmo.

With Alex Teixeira likely to find the score-sheet once again, we're going to back the home side to finally get their first points in this season's European campaign. Instead of a straight moneyline soccer pick, we'll find a -1 handicap which offers us a more reasonable value.

UCL Free Pick: Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Malmo 0 -- take the Miners -1 at 10/11 odds at Bet365.

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