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Oleksandria visit Metalist Stadium on Saturday for the Premier League fixture with home side Shakhtar Donetsk.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Shakhtar Donetsk v Oleksandria are shown below including the latest game odds.
Shakhtar Donetsk will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 0-3 Premier League victory vs Dynamo Kyiv.
Matches featuring Shakhtar Donetsk have often been absorbing encounters lately with a lot of goalmouth action being the norm. Over their past 6 games alone, the sum of 21 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 11 of those being chalked up by Hirnyky. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, though.
Looking at their past form shows that Shakhtar Donetsk:
- are unbeaten in the league by Oleksandria in their previous 8 matches. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
- are undefeated in their previous 40 league matches at home. What a fortress they have created.
Oleksandria will come into the game following a 1-0 Premier League win vs FC Lviv in their most recent fixture.
The stats don’t lie, and Oleksandria have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 10 goals in total. At the back, Oleksandriya have not been doing too well.
Pre-game facts show that Oleksandria:
- haven't beaten Shakhtar Donetsk when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings stretching back to 03/04/2019 reveals that these fixtures have been miserable for Oleksandria. They’ve not been able to register any victories whatsoever whereas Shakhtar Donetsk have managed to find a way, beating them in 67 per cent of those matches played.
A combined total of 17 goals were produced between them in this period, with 11 of them for Hirnyky and 6 being from Oleksandriya. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
Team News: Shakhtar Donetsk
Maksym Malyshev (Knee Surgery), Viktor Kovalenko (Corona virus), Yevgen Konoplyanka (Torn Muscle), Ismaily (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) and Viktor Kornienko (Torn Ankle Ligament) will not be able to play for Shakhtar gaffer Luís Castro.
Team News: Oleksandria
Due to a mostly available group, there’s just the one fitness worry for the Oleksandria manager Volodymyr Sharan to contend with. Glib Bukhal (Unknown Injury) misses out for this game.
It looks to us like Oleksandria won’t find it easy at all to score against a Shakhtar Donetsk team who appear set to create many chances to win well.
We reckon that it will be a very comprehensive 3-0 winning scoreline for Shakhtar Donetsk when the full-time whistle blows.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Metalist Stadium (40,003)
Captain: Andriy Pyatov
Chairman: Rinat Akhmetov
Manager: Luís Castro
Competitions: Premier League position 2, Champions League (Group B)