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Benfica Shakhtar Donetsk betting prediction


Preview
Benfica and Shakhtar Donetsk face at Estádio do Sport Lisboa and Benfica (da Luz), in a 2nd leg match for the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals), after the (2‑1) home win by Shakhtar Donetsk in the 1st leg match. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, since Shakhtar Donetsk presents significant differences between home and away performances.

Analysis of Benfica

The home team comes to this 2nd leg match with a disadvantage of 1 goal, but with the advantage of having scored 1 away goals in the 1st leg. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 25 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses at their stadium, with 34 goals scored and 12 conceded. They come to this match after a away win against Gil Vicente by (0‑1). Benfica has won 9 and lost 1 of the last 10 home matches. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have turned the score around in 3.

Benfica comes motivated for this match after an away triumph, by 0-1, when traveling to Gil Vicente's field: Carlos Vinícius, at the 15th minute, scored the only goal of the match. The home team usually plays in a 4-4-2, where the two players whose mission is to launch panic in the opponent's defensive are Carlos Vinícius and Rafa Silva. The midfield should be occupied by Pizzi, Samaris, Taarabt and Florentino. The coach of the home team will not be able to count on Zivkovic, Gabriel, André Almeida and Jardel for being injured.

Confirmed Lineup: O. Vlachodimos, Ferro, Rúben Dias, Tomas Tavares, Álex Grimaldo, Rafa Silva, A. Taarabt, J. Weigl, Pizzi, Chiquinho, Dyego Sousa.
Coach: Bruno Lage.

Analysis of Shakhtar Donetsk

The away team comes to this 2nd leg match with an advantage of 1 goal, but has suffered 1 goal at home in the 1st leg. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 11 wins and 4 draws in away matches, with 31 goals scored and 11 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 10 conceded. In their last match, for the Premier League, they got a home win against Desna by (1‑0). In the last 10 away matches Shakhtar Donetsk has won 6, tied 3 and lost 1. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.

Shakhtar Donetsk comes motivated for this match after a home win, by 1-0, against Desna Chernihiv: Marlos, at the 90th minute, scored the only “goal” of the match. Contrary to the "enemy" of this performance, Shakhtar Donetsk usually plays in a 4-3-3, focusing more on a style of game with constant transitions, leading their attack mainly, through the side corridors. In this drawing, the men who usually occupy the most advanced positions are Taison, Júnior Moraes and Marlos. Coach Luís Castro will be without Manor Solomon, Oleksandr Pikhalionok and Maksym Malyshev for being injured.

Confirmed Lineup: A. Pyatov, S. Kryvtsov, Ismaily, M. Matvienko, Dodô, T. Stepanenko, Marlos, Marcos Antonio, Alan Patrick, Taison, Júnior Moraes.
Coach: Luís Castro.

Betting suggestion:

The most likely scenario for this match will be for both teams to score at least one goal. If, on the one hand, Benfica needs to react to the handicap in the knockout, on the other, Shakhtar Donetsk has all the conditions to look for the goal, since there will be some space on the back of the "enemy" defense. Thus, a well-disputed encounter between both teams is expected, with goal opportunities for both sides. This betting suggestion has expired...
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Frequently asked questions

👉 Which is the recommended bet for the Benfica Shakhtar Donetsk match?

The tip and bet suggestion for the Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk match, on 27 February 2020, of the preview written by the editors of Betting Academy UK, goes to: Both teams score? Yes ⇒ odd 1.65 at betfair.

👉 In which stadium will the Benfica Shakhtar Donetsk be played?

The Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk on 27 February 2020 will be played at Lisboa, Estádio do Sport Lisboa and Benfica (da Luz).

👉 Which is the most voted bet for this match?

The most voted bet by tipsters at Betting Academy UK, for the Benfica Shakhtar Donetsk match, on the "match odds" market, was a win by Benfica at with 74% of the tips.

 

UEFA Europa League - 2019/2020

  • 98% 496 / 506 Games

  • Home team wins 46.98%
  • Draws 23.19%
  • Away team wins 29.84%
  • Over 1.5 76.41%
  • Over 2.5 54.03%
  • Over 3.5 29.84%
  • Goals 1363
  • Goals /match 2.75
  • Goals /match home 1.58
  • Goals /match away 1.17
  • Both teams score 48.59%
  • Goals after 80' 18.86%
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