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20 February 2020 - 12:55

Europe - Europa League

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Shakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar Donetsk
VS
Benfica Lisbon
Benfica Lisbon

Tip :

Draw or Benfica Lisbon

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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Benfica Lisbon Prediction

 by Steve Ashfield |

Shakhtar Donetsk had a tough draw in the Champions League and failed to make it to the knock-out stages. Now in the Europa League, they host Benfica in the first leg of their last 32 tie. Shakhtar finished behind Manchester City and Atalanta in their group, losing to both of them at home. They will be back in the Champions League next season as they currently lead the Ukranian league by 14 points. They have failed to win their last three games in the Europa League and will find this a difficult task.

Benfica are top of the Portuguese league, a point clear of Porto. They have had a bad week or so with defeats by second placed Porto and Braga who are third. Before that they had gone 17 games without defeat. Benfica also began the season in the Champions League group stages but failed to finish in the top two with RB Leipzig and Lyon qualifying ahead of them. Only one of their last 11 away games have been lost (the defeat at Porto) and a double chance bet on them to win or draw this game should be a winner.

Form

Last matches

Shakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar Donetsk Last matches
D L W W D W

8 Feb 2020 - Clubs Friendlies

Shakhtar Donetsk
3 :  1
O. Ljubljana

5 Feb 2020 - Clubs Friendlies

Shakhtar Donetsk
2 :  2
Sonderjyske

5 Feb 2020 - Clubs Friendlies

Shakhtar Donetsk
2 :  0
Makedonija Gjorce Petrov

30 Jan 2020 - Clubs Friendlies

Shakhtar Donetsk
1 :  0
1. FC Slovacko Uherske Hradiste

29 Jan 2020 - Clubs Friendlies

Shakhtar Donetsk
0 :  0
FK Novi Sad

29 Jan 2020 - Clubs Friendlies

Shakhtar Donetsk
0 :  1
FK Proleter Novi Sad
Benfica Lisbon
Benfica Lisbon Last matches
W W W L D L

15 Feb 2020 - Liga Portugal

Benfica Lisbon
0 :  1
SC Braga

11 Feb 2020 - Taca de Portugal

Famalicao
1 :  1
Benfica Lisbon

8 Feb 2020 - Liga Portugal

Porto
3 :  2
Benfica Lisbon

4 Feb 2020 - Taca de Portugal

Benfica Lisbon
3 :  2
Famalicao

31 Jan 2020 - Liga Portugal

Benfica Lisbon
3 :  2
Belenenses

26 Jan 2020 - Liga Portugal

Pacos Ferreira
0 :  2
Benfica Lisbon
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Starting 11

Shakhtar Donetsk

Formation : 4 - 2 - 3 - 1

30
A Pyatov
50
S Bolbat
4
S Krivtsov
22
M Matvienko
31
Ismaily
8
M Antonio
6
T Stepanenko
15
Y Konoplyanka
20
V Kovalenko
14
Tete
10
J Moraes
95
C Vinicius
27
R Silva
11
F Cervi
61
F Luis
49
A Taarabt
22
A Samaris
3
A Grimaldo
97
Ferro
6
R Dias
84
T Tavares
99
O Vlachodimos

Formation : 4 - 4 - 2

Benfica Lisbon

Key points Shakhtar Donetsk - Benfica Lisbon

  1. Shakhtar have already lost two home games in European competition this season.
  2. Benfica have only lost two of their last 19 games.
  3. Benfica have only lost one of their last 11 away matches.
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Our prediction

Both sides were knocked out of the Champions League at the group stage. Shakhtar lost two of their home group games so Benfica have no reason to be scared of going to the Ukraine. The Portuguese league leaders have struggled against the sides second and third in the table but should be able to either win or draw this match and finish the tie off in the home second leg.

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