Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk
UEFA Champions League 2017/18
Date: Tuesday, 17th October 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: De Kuip (Rotterdam).
Feyenoord suffered two heavy defeats in the Champions League this terms and their campaign could be well over if they do not regroup on Tuesday night. The team lost to Manchester City at home by a 4-0 margin before the 3-1 defeat at Napoli on matchday 2. The margin of the defeats tell the whole story and the team hasn’t been competitive enough.
On top of this, they are struggling in the domestic league as well. Four of their last seven matches in all competitions are defeats. Also, they haven’t won in the last two at home against moderate teams like NAC Breda and PEC Zwolle. They also failed to score in those.
Shakhtar were beaten by Manchester City 2-0 on matchday 2. They should be worried by the results as the Citizens are relentlessly blowing away anyone who visit the Etihad.
The defeat at Manchester City is Shakhtar’s lone defeat since July. They won 10 and drew 1 during the period.
Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Head-to-head
The Tuesday’s meeting will be the first competitive fixture between Feyenoord and Shakhtar Donetsk.
Feyenoord have a moderate record against Ukrainian clubs – 8 matches – 2 wins, 3 draw and 3 losses. At home, they won 2, drew 1 and lost 1.
Meantime, Shakhtar lost all their previous four meetings with Dutch teams.
Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Prediction
This is a must win situation for Feyenoord and they must respond positively here. They can take some confidence from their record against teams from their home record against Ukrainian teams.
Shakhtar are known for poor away record in European nights. They are win-less in the last five and haven’t scored in those. Coupling this with their poor record against Dutch teams, I can see Feyenoord recording their first win in the competition.
Correct Score Prediction: 2-0 Feyenoord for 16.00 odds.
Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Bet Tips
Feyenoord to win for 3.25 odds
Decent alternate is Over 1.5 team goals for Feyenoord @ 2.60 odds.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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