Friendly match between Brugge and Shakhtar will be played on Wednesday, July 6th.
Brugge had brilliant previous season, winning the main part of the season and championship group, finishing ahead of closes competitor by seven points. The team is on nine-match undefeated run in all competitions before the clash with Shakhtar as their last loss was suffered in in the end of April. Belgian team is getting ready for the new season for two weeks already and managed to take part in three sparring and recorded wins in all of these matches: 3-0 over Westkapelle, 3-1 over Torhout and 2-1 over Oudenaarde.
Shakhtar are the last season runners-up and the winner of the domestic cup. The team are going through big chances as they head coach Mircea Lucescu left the team after 12 years at the job. His replacement Fonseca is only getting to know his new team and need time to re-adjust Shakhtar to new demands. The Ukrainian side had also taken part in three friendly matches, beating Meppen, 4-1, Gent, 2-0, and losing Vitesse 0-2.
The opponents have played six head-to-heads in their history. Four of this matches ended draws and two times Shakhtar has beaten the Belgians. Both teams stick to attacking football and this summer sparring matches only confirm it. So there is no reason to expect anything else but attacking football from the opponents.
Prediction for the match: Over 2.5 goals.