Shakhtar Donetsk will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 4-0 Premier League success versus Desna Chernihiv.
Their more recent scorelines highlight the fact that much solidity has been shown by the Shakhtar Donetsk rearguard. Hirnyky have kept it tight, resulting in the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their last six clashes standing at 4.
After tasting defeat last time out to Parma in Serie A competition, Roma will be aiming to make amends here. In that match, Roma had 59% possession and 22 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Parma had 7 shots on goal with 4 on target.
Paulo Fonseca's Roma have managed to stick the ball in the net 10 times in the course of their previous six matches.
Checking on their past head to head meetings going back to 22/11/2006 shows that Shakhtar Donetsk have won 4 of these games & Roma 2, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 0. A combined sum of 16 goals were produced between them in this period, with 9 of them for Hirnyky and 7 being from i Giallorossi.
Taras Stepanenko (Knee Injury) and Maksym Malyshev (Knee Surgery) aren’t available for Shakhtar gaffer Luís Castro. Roma boss Paulo Fonseca has not got a full squad to pick from. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Calf Problems), Chris Smalling (Muscular problems), Juan Jesus (Corona virus), Nicolò Zaniolo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Jordan Veretout (Strain) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
Dinamo Zagreb will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-5 Prva Liga triumph vs Varaždin.
Their latest results highlight the fact that things are going according to plan in the Dinamo Zagreb backline. Plavi have been stingy, resulting in the number of goals that have gone in at their end during their past 6 outings standing at 4.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Arsenal in Premier League action, Tottenham Hotspur and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Tottenham Hotspur had 47% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 3 on target. On the other side, Arsenal had 13 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
A run of very capable performances by the Tottenham Hotspur defensive unit has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their past 6 outings overall. Over that same time, their own forwards have managed to score 16.
There aren’t many selection issues, with just one fitness concern for the Dinamo Zagreb boss Zoran Mamić to contend with from of an almost fully healthy squad. Sadegh Moharrami (Muscle Injury) is out of contention. Out of a mainly full-strength group of players, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Tottenham Hotspur manager José Mourinho to contend with. Giovani Lo Celso (Hamstring Injury) won’t be in action.
AC Milan won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 0-1 Serie A losing effort in their last game against SSC Napoli.
In that match, AC Milan managed 55% possession and 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. SSC Napoli got 15 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
It has been seldom in recent games that AC Milan haven’t conceded. The facts show that i Rossoneri have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 5 goals during that time. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, though.
Manchester United will come into the clash following a 1-0 Premier League win in the defeat of West Ham United in their previous game.
In that match, Manchester United had 62% possession and 15 shots on goal with 4 on target. At the other end, West Ham United had 7 shots on goal with 0 of them on target
Fixtures involving Manchester United have turned out to be rather tedious ones latterly with the absence of attacking cohesion becoming an established trait. During their past half dozen clashes, an uninspiring gross goal total of 5 has been yielded between both teams.
A review of their past head to head meetings going back to 08/03/2005 shows us that AC Milan have won 2 of them and Manchester United 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
An aggregate of 20 goals were produced between them in this period, with 9 of them from i Rossoneri and 11 for The Red Devils.
Mario Mandzukic (Muscular problems) and Daniel Maldini (Unknown Injury) are not available for Milan manager Stefano Pioli.
Man Utd boss Ole Solskjær has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Phil Jones (Knee Injury), Edinson Cavani (Knock), Donny van de Beek (Muscle Injury), Anthony Martial (Hip Injury) and Juan Mata (Muscle Injury) can’t be considered.
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