2019-20 UEFA Europa League – Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk kick off? Thursday 27th February, 2020 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk being played? Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica

What TV channel is Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to UEFA Europa League matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk in the UK? Subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk?

Benfica – https://www.slbenfica.pt/pt-pt/loja/bilhetes/jogos

Shakhtar Donetsk – https://shakhtar.com/en/tickets/matches/

What was the score in the last meeting between Benfica & Shakhtar Donetsk? Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Benfica

THE TEAM NEWS

BENFICA

Predicted line-up (4-4-1-1): Vlachodimos; Tomas Tavares, Ruben Dias, Francisco Ferreira, Alex Grimaldo; Pizzi, Weigl, Taarabt, Cervi; Chiquinho; Seferovic

Unavailable: Zivkovic (Out of favour), Jardel (Injured), Gabriel (Injured)

Doubtful: Andre Almeida (Injured), Samaris (Injured), Carlos Vinicius (Injured)

SHAKHTAR DONETSK

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Pyatov; Dodo, Kryvtsov, Matviyenko, Ismaily; Stepanenko, Alan Patrick; Marlos, Kovalenko, Taison; Junior Moraes

Unavailable: Dentinho (Injured), Solomon (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Benfica will have to overturn their first leg defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk if they want to remain in the Europa League but have home advantage in this second leg. Just one goal separated the two teams in Ukraine last week and buoyed by that victory, Shakhtar should be able to avoid defeat.

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