Shakhtar Donetsk vs Rennes predictions and betting tips on February 16, 2023

Shakhtar Donetsk - Rennes
Shakhtar Donetsk Shakhtar Donetsk
Europa League 16 feb 2023, 12:45 Shakhtar Donetsk - Rennes
2 : 1
International, Warsaw, Polish Army
Rennes Rennes
Dmytro Kryskiv
Artem Bondarenko
45 + 1’ (P)
Karl Toko Ekambi
Prediction on game Shakhtar Donetsk wont lose
Odds: 1.71

On February 16, Stadion Wojska Polskiego (Warsaw) will host the 1/16 final match of the Europa League, in which Shakhtar Donetsk will compete with Rennes. The battle will start at 18:45 CET.

Shakhtar Donetsk

The team is in difficult conditions, and the fact that the opponent has to be received at a foreign stadium, not even in the own country, is one of the details to which it has got used to. A year ago, due to the intensification of hostilities, almost all foreigners left the project – not only the players, but also the coach, De Zerbi. And his successor, Jovicevic, in many ways had to reassemble the team halfway. To tell the truth, he did well, at least in the autumn, in the Champions League. During that part of the tournament the performance of “the Orange and Blacks” was even better than in 2021: they beat RB Leipzig, showed a real fought in the match against Real Madrid, reached two draws in the struggles with Celtic. The higher mentioned successes resulted in the 3rd place of the group – to be frank, the team could have overcome even the German club. It goes without saying that Mudryk was a key to the success in many ways. Still, Mykhaylol is already at Chelsea, and his native club has not played any official match in the winter yet.


The club has been able to gain a foothold in the “second echelon” of national football. It won the Coupe de France in 2019 – the first trophy of such a level in almost half a century. The following season resulted in the record 3rd place in French Ligue 1 in the combination with a Champions League debut. In the last draw, being under the rule of Bruno Génésio, the team managed to take the 4th position, which can be also called a worthy result. Nowadays, the club is trying to repeat it, however, there are too many misfires, and not only in the championship – the team flew out of the Coupe de France, losing with a 0-1 score to Marseille. And on Sunday, it was defeated by Toulouse – 1-3. Speaking about the Europa League, “the Red and Blacks” did not lose there in the autumn – 3 draws and 3 wins. Moreover, Rennes beat twice another representative of Ukraine, Dynamo Kyiv.

The statistics of head-to-head matches

The opponents played head-to-head matches at the group stage of the UEFA Cup in 2005. Then, Shakhtar overcame its rival due to only goal of Elano in France.


Bookmakers consider Rennes to be the favourite of the battle, and this idea provokes a kind of profit. We bet that the hosts will not lose (odd: 1.71).

Prediction on game Shakhtar Donetsk wont lose
Odds: 1.71
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