Thun – Shakhtar Donetsk 03.07.2012
Friendly match tomorrow between the fifth of the Swiss super league and the first Ukrainian Premier League.
I think there are too few arguments to defend the Swiss team, especially after he made a from league 3 team against one of the strengths of the Swiss league. Ukraine has achieved a remarkable football in recent years, the team won the UEFA Cup in 2009, and together with the Kiev are highly competitive teams in Europe. I hope you are not a problem the Swiss whose greatest achievement was getting to a playoff against Stoke and receive paths beaten.
Thun is a decent mid table Swiss side, without anything special on the European scene. They are on the final stage of the preparations, having left to be played only one friendly game besides the one from tomorrow. They didn’t impress so far, winning only against second tier clubs like Will or Vaduz, while losing to Grasshoppers. Morover, they have also played a mini tournament, losing to Young Boys and drawing against Biel.
Match: Thun – Shakhtar 18.00h
League: Frendly Clubs
Our prediction: Away Win Odds: 1.75
Shakhtar, like always, respected their statute in the friendlies. They have lost only against Rubin, in the meantime disposing opponents like Dinamo Bucharest, Terek, Torpedo Kutaisi or Servette. They are also in the late stages of the preparations, having left to play only against Young Boys and Thun.
If, so far, Shakhtar relied on many young players from their academy, now they can also rely on new signings like Devic or Maicon, along with the players involved at Euro 2012. This should be a considerable boost and, along with their Brazilian armada, shouldn’t have too many problems against a mediocre Thun side.