Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions & Match Preview

Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk Europa League Prediction by LeagueLane

Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk
UEFA Europa League
Date: 16 March 2023, Thursday
Kick-off at 17:45 UK / 18:45 CET
Venue: Stadion Feijenoord (Rotterdam).

Feyenoord were in full control of happenings in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk last week on Polish soil.

Nevertheless, the Dutch outfit have been struggling badly to break the deadlock and they were the first to concede on the occasion.

Luckily for head coach Arne Slot, Feyenoord managed to find the late equalizer through substitute Ezequiel Bullaude.

The tie is thus wide open ahead of the return leg on Thursday evening in Rotterdam. Nonetheless, we must say the hosts are enormous favorites based on everything we have seen seven days ago in Poland.

Feyenoord did not shine in the weekend’s win over Eredivisie strugglers Volendam either as they needed a second-half comeback to secure three points.

Slot’s men are still three points clear of Ajax at the top of the league standings and they will go into this on the back of six wins and a draw in the last seven matches across competitions.

Shakhtar will also enter this on a high, following another comprehensive victory in their domestic league.

The team led by Croatian manager Igor Jovicevic finally overtook Dnipro-1 at the top of the Ukrainian Premier League table thanks to a 0-3 drubbing of Kryvbas on Sunday afternoon.

Shakhtar Donetsk have won three domestic league games on the spin with the goal difference of 14-1 in the process.

Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk Head-to-head

  • This will be the fourth head to head outing between Feyenoord and Shakhtar.
  • The Ukrainian outfit won both home and away fixtures in the 2017/18 group stage campaign in the UEFA Champions League, bagging five goals in the process.
  • Each of the previous three head to head affairs between these rivals saw goals at both ends.

Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction

Feyenoord showed a great overall performance seven days ago in Poland and we expect them to advance in front of the home crowd without too many problems.

The main pick is Feyenoord to win by two or more goals difference at the odds of 2.35, while you can hardly make a mistake going for the Over 2.5 goals FT bet either at the odds of 1.80.

Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tips

  • Feyenoord to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.35 (27/20)
  • Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5) odd.