Shakhtar Donetsk vs Feyenoord – Betting Preview
When Feyenoord plays Shakhtar Donetsk in Warsaw on Thursday, they will be attempting to make it 18 games without a loss in all competitions.
Both teams will be vying for an advantage in the first leg before the decisive match in Rotterdam the following week because a spot in the Europa League quarterfinals is on the line.
Shakhtar Donetsk Preview
Igor Jovicevic’s team, Shakhtar Donetsk, enters the match against Metalist Kharkiv on the strength of a 7-0 hammering, placing them joint-top of the Ukrainian Premier League standings after three straight wins.
Having lost just one of their 15 league matches this season – picking up 11 victories and three draws along the way – Shakhtar are on set to earn a fifth domestic crown in six seasons.
Despite crushing RB Leipzig 4-1 and holding Los Blancos to a 1-1 draw, Shakhtar Donetsk finished behind Real Madrid and RB Leipzig in Group F of the 2022–23 Champions League.
As a result, Jovicevic’s team faced Rennes in the Europa League knockout phase playoffs. Following a 3-3 overall draw with Rennes, Shakhtar secured their spot in the round of 16 via a penalty shootout.
Given that all four teams in Group F finished with eight points, it is fair to say that Feyenoord might consider themselves fortunate to have won their Europa League group. As a result, Arne Slot’s squad topped the rankings due to their superior goal difference.
Yet, Feyenoord’s position in the Eredivisie standings is anything but fortunate, as the Rotterdam team finds itself three points clear at the top of the Dutch premier division after suffering only one loss in 24 league games this season.
With their most recent 1-0 victory over Groningen, Feyenoord extended their winning streak in the Eredivisie to four games, giving Slot’s team 39 points out of a possible 51 since their loss to PSV Eindhoven back in September.
Feyenoord have only lost three of their 33 games this season in all competitions, with their most recent loss coming against Sturm Graz in the Europa League on October 27.
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s begin analysing the 1×2 market
Feyenoord are expected to advance to the quarterfinals because they have only lost three games all season, but Shakhtar Donetsk won’t give up easily.
The home side are the underdogs in this @ 3.23.
Feyenoord to win stands @ 2.38. They are the favourites for the first leg.
Since a tenacious Shakhtar team is anticipated to frustrate Slot’s men on Thursday, Feyenoord may need to wait until the second leg at De Kuip to establish their supremacy in the match!
The market odds of a stalemate in this one stands @ 3.67.
Total goals over/under
Let’s check the over/under scenario
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.92.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.04.
The market seems to be on the edge with this as far as goal action is considered, but it also expects the away side to do enough for the advantage!