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Metalist Kharkiv journey to Chornomorets Stadium on Friday for the Premier League fixture with hosts Chornomorets Odessa.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Chornomorets Odessa v Metalist Kharkiv match are shown here - plus the latest match odds.
Chornomorets Odessa, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 2-0 Premier League success against FC Lviv.
In that match, Chornomorets Odessa had 55% possession and 7 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For their opponents, FC Lviv had 5 shots at goal with 1 on target.
A recurring characteristic of more recent Chornomorets Odessa games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
From their prior sextet of matches before this one, in 5 of them a wager on both teams scoring would have lost.
Ahead of this clash, Chornomorets Odessa have not beaten Metalist Kharkiv in their previous 2 league matches.
After being beaten in their last game against Mynai in Premier League competition, Metalist Kharkiv will be hoping to turn things around here.
The attacking players from Metalist Kharkiv have suffered from a lack of goals in their past six games, netting the unsatisfactory return of just 3. In those fixtures, Zholto-siniye have also seen the overall goal tally of opposing teams equal 7. Let’s see if that trend can be sustained here.
Coming into this contest, Metalist Kharkiv are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head meetings going back to 21/04/2013 shows us that Chornomorets Odessa have won 0 of these & Metalist Kharkiv 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 4.
In all, 11 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 4 of them for The Sailors and 7 for Zholto-siniye. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
The last league meeting between these sides was Premier League match day 25 on 07/05/2016 and the score finished Chornomorets Odessa 0-1 Metalist Kharkiv.
Team News: Chornomorets Odessa
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just a single fitness concern for the Chornomorets Odessa boss Angel Chervenkov to be concerned about from a near full-strength squad. Yevgen Past (Knee Injury) misses out.
Team News: Metalist Kharkiv
Thanks to a completely healthy squad available to choose from, the Metalist Kharkiv manager Ihor Rakhayev has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match.
In our opinion, Metalist Kharkiv may find it difficult to put one past this Chornomorets Odessa team who will likely score & stay on top.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a good tussle with a 1-0 advantage for Chornomorets Odessa when the referee blows for full-time.
Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Chornomorets Stadium (34,164)
Captain: Serhiy Litovchenko
Chairman: Leonid Klimov
Manager: Angel Chervenkov
Competitions: Premier League position 14