Shakhtar Donetsk with handicap (+1)

Feyenoord is at an impasse. On the one hand, the team is able to focus on the Europa League and easily advance to the quarter-finals, but on the other hand, it means losing the leading position in domestic competitions. Now the Dockers are 1st in the Eredivisie, 3 points behind the chasing Ajax, who they will have to play in 3 days.

This season, Arne Slott’s players do not smash the rival as often. For example, in the final 5-round segment, they had 5 wins by 1 goal and one win by 2 goals.

In terms of expected goals scored (xg = 1.91) and goals conceded (xga = 0.86), Feyenoord ranks 3rd and 2nd respectively in the league.

Shakhtar came very close to a sensation in the first match. The team took the lead in the 79th minute, but Ezekiel Bullod restored parity in the 88th minute.

In their league, Pitmani took first place after 16 rounds, and crushing victories over Minai (4:1), Metalist 1925 (7:0) and Kryvbas (3:0) signal the excellent form of the game. In the previous phase of the tournament, Shakhtar eliminated Frenchman Rennes (2:1, 1:1 P) in an epic penalty shootout.

Shakhtar averages 2.3xg per game in the Ukrainian Premier League, with 0.71xg allowed.

In the current situation, Feyenoord is unlikely to be able to beat the opponent. I think that Shakhtar is able to fight in this match even to advance to the quarter-finals.