Torino welcomes Shakhtyor in a first game from the third qualifying round of Europa League
Torino welcomes Shakhtyor in a first game from the third qualifying round of Europa League. Can we see an upset in this clash at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin? Let’s examine this fixture in our football prediction tips.
Torino began their Europa League campaign from the second round, facing the Hungarian side Debrecen. The Bulls didn’t face any difficulties against this opponent, winning both games with scoring seven goals in total. After a dominant 3-0 win at home, the Italians won the second game as well. The match at the Nagyerdei Stadion ended with a crushing 4-1 for Torino. Simone Zaza, Armando Izzo, Andrea Belotti and Vincenzo Millico scored for Walter Mazzari’s side.
Torino are still waiting for the new season in the Serie A to begin, so they are far away from being in their best shape. But in these two matches against Debrecen the Bulls showed that they have done pretty good work during the summer.
The Belarusian side Shakhtyor already eliminated two teams in Europa League this season. After beating Scotland’s Hibernians in the first round, in the second round Shakhtyor did the same with the Danish side Esbjerg. They won the first leg at home with 2-0, thanks to goals from Elis Bakaj and Pavel Rybak, while the 0-0 draw in Denmark was enough for the Belarusians to progress.
In Belarus’ Premier League Shakhtyor are currently third in the standings with 31 points won. In their last match they faced Minsk at home and enjoyed a difficult 3-2 win. The Albanian striker Elis Bakaj scored two goals for the win, while Igor Burko also scored once for the home side.
These are our football prediction tips for the Europa League clash between Torino and Shakhtyor on Thursday. We wish you good luck with this one.