Soccer betting. Picks and bets on Shakhtar Donetsk – Braga match. 2016.09.29
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Match 2 round of the Europa League group stage, FC Shakhtar Donetsk – Braga held on Thursday September 29 at 20:00 (Moscow time) at the Arena Lviv stadium. Miner, who is the last winner of the UEFA Cup, is one of the main contenders for victory in this season’s Europa League. The team failed to break into the Champions League group stage – in one of the qualifying rounds, she lost to Swiss club Young Boys on penalties. And now he stands in the second most important European competition, which began its journey in the group stage with a win away from the Turkish club Konyaspor with a minimum score of 1:0 – the only goal in the 75th minute, scoring Facundo Ferreyra. Thereafter Miners held two matches in the Ukrainian championship, beating Vorskla and Volyn with a total score of 4:0. In the national championship they are now confident in the lead and have excellent chances to regain the title. Unbeaten Shakhtar has already reached ten official matches, eight of which he won. As for the performances of the Donetsk club in the Europa League, the group stage of this tournament he played only once – in the first draw. Then Shakhtar played in the Europa League as the winner of the UEFA Cup and won four fights in the starting quartet, once in the playoffs from the first place. However, in the 1/16 final he lost on aggregate Fulham, who now plays in the second division of the power of England, and then reached the final of the Europa League. After the season Shakhtar has played twice in the tournament, but both times got into it from the Champions League, where he held the third place in the group. In 2014, he again lost in 1/16 – Victoria Pilsen. But last year, football was able to reach the semi-finals, losing only to eventual winner Seville. At the same time along the way he beat Braga – 2:1 guest and 4:0 at home, and in the upcoming meeting with her in the group stage will be the clear favorite.
Braga in the first round game at home to Ghent and, trailing 0-1, thanks to a goal from Andre Pinto was able to escape from defeat – the meeting ended with the score 1:1. After that she spent a couple of fights on the domestic scene, losing on the road Benfica 1:3, but having beaten last weekend house Vitoria Setubal 2:1. In both matches, Braga missed the first. Overall this season, she lost only two matches out of eight, scoring four wins and two draws. And both were defeats by SL Benfica – in the championship and in the match for the Supercup of Portugal. In the Europa League Sporting Braga last season reached the quarterfinals, losing, as mentioned above, a Shakhtar.
It is worth noting that of the five previous away games in this tournament she won only one, and in the remaining four matches, not only did not win, having suffered three defeats and once played in a draw, but neither scored goals. Given that Shakhtar she lost all four full-time duel with a total score of 1:11 – apart from meetings last season in the Europa League they played in the group in the Champions League in 2010, probably after a home game in Lviv will return it without a score.
Predictions for the match Shakhtar Donetsk – Braga (UEFA Europa League, group stage, 2nd round, 29 September): a victory Shakhtar 2:0; Shakhtar will win, Braga will not score.