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Feyenoord and Shakhtar Donetsk meet in Rotterdam to contest the second leg of their Europa League Round of 16 tie on Thursday, March 16th. The teams are deadlocked at 1-1 ahead of their second encounter in the Netherlands. Read our Series Soccer Tips and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Today's Predictions for Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Can Feyenoord complete the job and make it to the quarter finals when they host Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk in the Europa League on Thursday? Read our top Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk predictions for this week’s fixture below.
Feyenoord to Win
Feyenoord secured a useful 1-1 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in last week’s first leg, though the Dutch side should really have won after they racked up a huge 21 attempts to their opponent’s five. However, back in Rotterdam, we expect Arne Slot’s side to make their dominance count. De Stadionclub have yet to lose a competitive fixture on home soil this term, and our first Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk prediction backs them to shine in front of their own supporters again on Thursday.
Over 1.5 Feyenoord Goals
The second of today’s football betting tips dips into the goals markets and we’re tipping Feyenoord to net over 1.5 of them against Shakhtar on Thursday. Feyenoord only registered once in last week’s first leg, though they mustered 21 shots in the game, five of which were saved by Anatoliy Trubin and with a little more luck, they’d have run up a bigger score. However, back on home turf, where Feyenoord have notched at least twice in five of their last six assignments, they should be more clinical.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk
View our list of stats for Thursday’s game featuring Feyenoord – Shakhtar Donetsk below alongside a tool to help you choose the most lucrative odds.
Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk odds and probability figures ahead of Thursday’s second-leg clash below.
Feyenoord odds: 1/2 (1.5) – 66.7%
Draw odds: 7/2 (4.5) – 22.2%
Shakhtar Donetsk odds: 28/5 (6.6) – 15.2%
Feyenoord have a lofty 66.7% chance of success on Thursday according to the bookies’ latest probability figures, while over 2.5 goals could like an interesting option at 3/4 (1.75) with a 57.1% probability attached. The host’s Santiago Gimenez is favourite to score anytime at 131/100 (2.31 – 43.3%).
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Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk Team News & Injuries
Read all of the latest injury updates, Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk lineups and team news for Thursday’s Europa League contest below.
Quinten Timber has a knee injury and won't be available until next month, while keeper Justin Bijlow is out of action with a broken wrist. Elsewhere, Patrik Walemark is considered a doubt. Feyenoord kept their Eredivisie title charge on track when they beat Volendam 2-1 at the weekend.
Predicted Lineup for Feyenoord: Wellenreuther – Pedersen, Geertruida, Hancko, Hartman – Wieffer, Kokcu, Jahanbakhsh, Idrissi – Danilo
Shakhtar Donetsk have minimal injury or suspension worries this week, though Marian Shved is still listed as injured. The Ukrainian giants used a 4-1-4-1 formation in last week's first leg and a similar set-up could be used by Head Coach Igor Jovicevic on Thursday evening.
Predicted Lineup for Shakhtar Donetsk: Trubin – Taylor, Matviyenko, Rakitskyi, Topalov – Stepanenko, Zubkov, Bondarenko, Sudakov, Kryskiv – Traore
Player to Watch – Lutsharel Geertruida
Lutsharel Geertruida has been a rock at the back for Feyenoord this season and the 22-year-old centre-half has been a consistent presence for De Stadionclub at the heart of the team’s defence. Geertruida came up through the youth ranks at Feyenoord and he could be set for a big-money move in the summer.
Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.
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Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?
We recommend checking out the odds at Stake or Ladbrokes for Thursday’s contest.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 17:45 BST.
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
Feyenoord and Shakhtar Donetsk drew 1-1 when they last met a week ago. They had met six years ago in the groups stage of the Champions League before that.