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Vedran Ostojic 25 Feb 2020
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Europa League
Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk
20:00 – 27 Feb 2020
Odds correct at the time of writing
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Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk Score Prediction

Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk Match Info

Match date: 27th February 2020

Kick-Off: 8:00 pm

Stadium: Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon

Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk Head to Head Record

Last 3 meetings:

20 Feb 2020 Shakhtar Donetsk 2 – 1 Benfica
4 Dec 2007 Shakhtar Donetsk 1 – 2 Benfica
3 Oct 2007 Benfica 0 – 1 Shakhtar Donetsk

Matches played: 3

Benfica wins: 1

Shakhtar Donetsk wins: 2

Draws: 0

Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk Stats

  • Benfica ended a four-match winless streak with a narrow win at Gil Vicente (0-1) on Monday
  • Shakhtar Donetsk bagged five wins in a row since early February
  • Miners bagged a 2-1 in Kharkiv last week, where Viktor Kovalenko scored the winner

Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk Match Preview

Shakhtar Donetsk picked it up through friendlies early in February and they beat Benfica (2-1) in the first leg of their Europa League clash despite a winter break of over two months, now building on a five-match winning streak as they beat Desna (1-0) on their Premier League return on Sunday afternoon.

Miners will now want more of the same and they travel to Portugal in great spirits, surely motivated to make it count. They have had more trouble turning clashes their way on the road, though, and this could be a worry on Luis Castro’s mind – despite knowing the rivals well through five years spent managing teams in Portugal.

Benfica have struggled for consistency but they’ve finally ended a four-match winless streak over the weekend, beating Gil Vicente (0-1) with an early goal from Carlos Vinicius. They have been very tough to beat at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica and we do hope to see such a challenge once again.

Eagles only saw Braga (0-1) end their 12-match winning streak at this ground ten days ago and shutting them down in a similar fashion should prove a very tough task now. They bagged two or more goals on 11 of those occasions and we feel Bruno Lage’s men will be able to make it past the Ukrainian rivals now.

We’ll thus back Benfica to Qualify at 8/11 with Paddy Power and we feel this comes as great value even with the last week’s loss taken into concern, as Pizzi penalty kick converted in the second half could make all the difference.

We will back Benfica to build on their goalscoring performances as well, going for them to score Over 1.5 Goals FT at 5/6 with BetVictor. They’ll surely go all-out for a goal and we should see open spaces behind the lines, which promises excitement as well.

Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tips

Benfica to Qualify @ 8/11 with Paddy Power

Total Benfica Goals – Over 1.5 Goals FT @ 5/6 with BetVictor

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    Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk Match Info Match date: 27th February 2020 Kick-Off: 8:00 pm Stadium: Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk Head to Head Record Last 3 meetings: 20 Feb 2020 Shakhtar Donetsk 2 – 1 Benfica 4 Dec 2007 Shakhtar Donetsk 1 – 2 Benfica 3 Oct 2007 Benfica…