Shakhtar Donetsk will play against Basel in Europa League and we got Sure win prediction today for the match. The game is on Tuesday, August 11 from 20:00 UK at VELTINS-Arena.
Shakhtar Donetsk won the title in Ukraine without any trouble. The club finished with 82 points which were 23 more than the second team in the standings – Dynamo Kyiv. In the 1/16 finals in Europa League Shakhtar faced Benfica and was an outsider in that clash. However, the Ukrainian club won the first match at home with 2:1.
The second leg in Portugal finished without a winner 3:3 and Benfica was eliminated. Their next opponent was Wolfsburg and in March Shakhtar beat the Wolves in Germany with 2:1. A few days ago Donetsk beat them again this time with 3:0 with 3 goals in the last 4 minutes of the match.
Basel finished in 3rd place in Switzerland league with 6 fewer points than St. Gallen and 14 fewer points than the champion Young Boys. The opponent of the Swiss team in the 1/16 finals was APOEL. Basel won both of the matches with 0:3 and 1:0 and advance to the next phase. Eintracht Frankfurt was waiting for them in the 1/8 finals. Again, Citizen of Basel won both of the games with 0:3 and 1:0. The result in the first leg in Germany was very surprising but it shows us that Basel is a very good team.
In the upcoming clash, the home team from Ukraine is the favorite. Shakhtar Donetsk won the title in their country and already eliminated teams like Benfica and Wolfsburg. However, Basel also shows us that they can play very well and the club kept clean sheets in all of their matches so far in the elimination rounds.
I think that the safest bet here will be both teams to score and who will advance further is hard to predict. Sure win prediction today: BTTS