Tottenham Hotspur vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions

Tottenham Hotspur vs Shakhtar Donetsk predictions for this friendly pre-season that will be played on Sunday afternoon at the Tottenham Stadium. Will Ange Postecoglou win his first home match in charge? Read on for all our free betting tips and predictions.

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions

A Charitable Clash: Tottenham and Shakhtar’s North London Showdown Preview and Predictions

Key Stats
– Tottenham scored an average of 1.8 goals per game in the previous Premier League season.
– Shakhtar Donetsk claimed their 14th top-flight title last season with 72 points.
– Harry Kane was Tottenham’s top scorer last season with 30 goals.

This Sunday, the renowned Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in North London will witness its first-ever match under the supervision of Ange Postecoglou, the new Tottenham manager, as they entertain Ukrainian powerhouses Shakhtar Donetsk. The primary purpose of this friendly encounter is to collect donations for the Ukrainian populace. Nonetheless, the game will also serve as a means for Spurs to mend their once-strained relationship with Shakhtar, a tension that sprung from the controversial transfer of Manor Solomon.

A Test of Strength

Before settling in North London, Tottenham faced a challenging pre-season encounter with Bayern Munich. Tottenham’s chairman, Daniel Levy, successfully resisted the Germans’ relentless pursuit of star striker Harry Kane. Unfazed by the off-field drama, Kane delivered an outstanding performance against Lion City Sailors, contributing to Spurs’ 5-1 triumph. This victory was particularly significant as it marked Postecoglou’s first win as Tottenham’s head coach.


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The game against the Sailors was Tottenham’s second pre-season fixture after an unfortunate 3-2 loss against West Ham United. A scheduled clash with Leicester City was delayed due to adverse weather conditions, causing Spurs to restructure their pre-season strategy and face two games in quick succession. After Sunday’s friendly, the team will jet off to Catalonia to compete against Barcelona in the prestigious Joan Gamper Trophy final.

Uncertainty in Spurs Ranks

As the dust settles on the Bayern drama, Kane seems to have decided to stay with Tottenham unless a last-minute deal surfaces before their Premier League opener. Furthermore, the Lilywhites are gearing up to welcome a young talent, 19-year-old Alejo Veliz from Rosario Central, who will provide additional firepower to their front line alongside ex-Shakhtar winger Solomon.

On the injury front, Tottenham have some significant concerns. Bryan Gil, a promising young Spanish forward, and Ryan Sessegnon are currently recovering from surgeries. Rodrigo Bentancur, who suffered an ACL injury, is still weeks away from making a comeback. However, Spurs received some positive news as Postecoglou allayed fears over Yves Bissouma’s fitness.

Shakhtar’s Dominance

Shakhtar Donetsk, a force to be reckoned with in Ukrainian football, secured their 14th top-flight title last season with an impressive haul of 72 points. Consequently, they secured a spot in the Champions League group stage, hoping to improve on their early exit from last year’s competition. Shakhtar already looks set for a strong season, taking four points from their first two domestic league games.


With all these factors in mind, it’s time to make some predictions for this thrilling encounter. First, given Tottenham’s impressive 70 goals in the last Premier League season and Shakhtar’s competitive start to their domestic campaign, it seems justified to predict an “over 2.5 goals” scenario. This prediction is based on the quality and form of both teams’ attacking talents.

Second, considering the specific conditions and recent form, a 2-1 victory for Tottenham appears plausible. Shakhtar’s compactness and their competitive start to the season are likely to pose a challenge to Spurs, but the Lilywhites should have enough firepower to prevail.

Thirdly, for a goalscorer prediction, Harry Kane seems a sound choice. As Tottenham’s leading scorer last season with 30 goals, Kane’s presence and form suggest he’s likely to get on the scoresheet at least once during the game.

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