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

THE FACTS

When does Shakhtar Donetsk vs Benfica kick off? Thursday 20th February, 2020 – 17:55 (UK)

Where is Shakhtar Donetsk vs Benfica being played? Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist

What TV channel is Shakhtar Donetsk vs Benfica 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 Shakhtar Donetsk vs Benfica in the UK? Subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Shakhtar Donetsk vs Benfica? Tickets for this match can still be purchased here!

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

THE TEAM NEWS

SHAKHTAR DONETSK

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

Unavailable: Dodo (Suspended), Dentinho (Injured), Solomon (Injured)

Doubtful:

BENFICA

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Vlachodimos; Tomas Tavares, Ruben Dias, Francisco Ferreira, Alex Grimaldo; Pizzi, Samaris, Florentino Luis, Rafa Silva; Seferovic, Chiquinho

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

Doubtful: Andre Almeida (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Shakhtar Donetsk fell short in their quest to progress to the next stage of the Champions League and had to settle for a spot in the Europa League. They were handed a tough draw against Benfica but with the visitors losing their last two league matches, the hosts should be able to avoid defeat.

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