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Tonight I am delving into the Champions League and the all important clash in Group D between Celtic and Shakhtar Donetsk. This is a crucial tie to see who progresses to the knock out stage, Milan top the Group with 9 points and so a draw in one of their 2 remaining games at Benfica tonight or at home to Celtic on the final match day should see them through, but Celtic know they have to win tonight to give them any chance of moving on in the competition as Shakhtar have their final home game at home to
Celtic have won both their group games so far at home beating Milan 2-1 and Benfica 1-0 whilst Shakhtar have beaten Benfica 1-0 in Portugal and lost 4-1 at the San Siro to Milan.
I am favouring Celtic tonight due to their fantastic home record in European competition, at Parkhead in front of 60,000 fanatical fans they make European nights a magical occasion and Shakhtar will be on the back foot from the kick off in my opinion, they also will come into this match on the back of a 3-0 home defeat to Milan in their last Champions League match so may not be full of confidence.
As I mentioned Celtic have a wonderful home record and this is echoed in the league where they have won 5 and drawn 1 of their 6 home league games so far scoring 19 and conceding 0 which highlights nicely the task ahead of Shakhtar tonight, the only blot on an otherwise perfect home league record was the 0-0 draw with Kilmarnock on the opening day of the season back at the beginning of August, since then they have averaged over 3 goals a game at home.
Shakhtar are top of the league and despite my earlier comments are not a side to be taken lightly. They are top of the Ukraine league 1 point ahead of surprise side Dnipro and 5 points clear of eternal rivals Dynamo Kiev.
However despite having a core of very talented Brazilians such as Brandao and Jedson they do not travel well in Europe and as well as the defeat to Milan as I mentioned earlier they lost 1-0 to Red Bull Salzburg in the Qualifying Round.
These 2 sides have met 3 times in the Champions League with the home side winning all 3 encounters Celtic winning 1-0 in November 04 at Parkhead and Shakhtar winning 3-0 in October 04 and 2-0 in September this year.
Early team news is that Boruc and Hartley will have late fitness tests after picking up knocks in Saturdays 3-0 win at home to Aberdeen, whilst Shakhtar should have a full squad to pick from with the exception of Mexican midfielder Castillo who has fallen out with the coach Lucescu.
As I write Totesport are offering 20/21 on a Celtic win tonight and given the need for a win and the excellent form Celtic are in especially at home if feel it is a price worth taking.