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Olimpik Donetsk will take to the pitch with visitors Zorya Luhansk at Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium in the Premier League meeting on Saturday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Olimpik Donetsk v Zorya Luhansk, scroll down - plus the latest betting odds.
Olimpik Donetsk prepare for this match following a 3-3 Premier League drawn match versus Illichivets Mariupol.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Olimpik Donetsk haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Olimpik have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 11 goals during that time. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Taking a look at their past results, Olimpik Donetsk:
- have not won against Zorya Luhansk in their previous 5 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league matches.
In their last game, Zorya Luhansk drew 0-0 in the Premier League tie with Vorskla Poltava.
Viktor Skrypnyk's Zorya Luhansk have converted 7 times in the course of their latest six matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes comes to 10.
Their past results show that Zorya Luhansk:
- remain undefeated by Olimpik Donetsk when having played them away from home in the previous 6 league games. An impressive run.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 away league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 06/08/2017 shows us that Olimpik Donetsk have won 1 of them and Zorya Luhansk 2, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
A total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 6 for Olimpik and 10 belonging to Zorya. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
Team News: Olimpik Donetsk
There is just a single fitness concern for the Olimpik Donetsk manager Ihor Klymovskyi to contend with from an otherwise complete set of players. Ivan Zotko (Collarbone fracture) misses out. Ruslan Babenko will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Zorya Luhansk
With a completely injury-free group ready to go, Zorya Luhansk boss Viktor Skrypnyk has zero fitness concerns at all before this match.
We believe that Olimpik Donetsk must be fancied to find the back of the net against this Zorya Luhansk outfit, although one goal probably won’t quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re therefore tipping a narrow 1-2 advantage for Zorya Luhansk after the 90. It should be a decent one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium (16,873)
Captain: Dmytro Hryshko
Chairman: Vladyslav Helzin
Manager: Ihor Klymovskyi
Competitions: Premier League position 6