September 20, 2021

Monaco vs. Shakhtar Donetsk odds, picks, how to watch, live stream: Aug. 17 UEFA Champions League predictions


AS Monaco rolled past Sparta Prague with a 5-1 aggregate score in the third round. On Tuesday, the French Ligue 1 club gets the play-off round of UEFA Champions League qualifying underway on Paramount+ with a visit from Shakhtar Donetsk of the Ukrainian Premier League. Shakhtar advanced through the third round of qualifying with a 4-2 aggregate victory over Genk. The French side might have the edge on paper, but after Monaco dropped its Ligue 1 opener to Lorient, Shakhtar should be confident entering this first-leg matchup. 

Kick-off for Monaco vs. Shakhtar is set for 3 p.m. ET. Monaco is the -175 money-line favorite (risk $175 to win $100) in the latest Shakhtar vs. Monaco odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while Shakhtar is +360 and a draw is priced at +260. The over-under for total goals is set at 2.5. Tuesday’s match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.

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How to watch Monaco vs. Shakhtar

  • Date: Tuesday, August 17
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET
  • Streaming: Paramount+

Champions League picks for Shakhtar vs. Monaco

Before you tune in to Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier, you need to see the UEFA Champions League picks from European soccer insider Martin Green. After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

For Monaco vs. Shakhtar, Green likes the over on 2.5 total goals. That pick returns -125 at Caesars. Green notes that “neither side is particularly scrappy on defense.” That should open up scoring opportunities for a pair of sides that have plenty of offensive threats. 

Monaco is paced by captain Wissam Ben Yedder, who scored 20 goals in Ligue 1 play last year. As a team, Monaco ranked third in scoring in Ligue 1 in 2020-21 with 76 total goals. Shakhtar, meanwhile, has a strong Brazilian pipeline as eight of its starters hail from there. They play with strong chemistry and are averaging 2.0 goals per game this season in the Ukrainian Premier League.

How to watch, live stream the UEFA Champions League on Paramount+

Now that you know what to pick, get ready to watch the UEFA Champions League. Visit Paramount+ now to see the Champions League, your live local CBS sporting events, some of the world’s top soccer matchups and much more





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