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The Premier League clash at Donbass Arena on Friday sees home team Shakhtar Donetsk playing against Polissya Zhytomyr.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Shakhtar Donetsk v Polissya Zhytomyr - along with the latest match odds.
Shakhtar Donetsk will be hoping for a better result after a 1-3 Premier League defeat in their last game at the hands of Dnipro-1.
The only player to score from Shakhtar Donetsk was Danylo Sikan (5'). Eduard Sarapyi (41'), Oleksiy Hutsulyak (51') and Bohdan Lyednyev (56') scored for Dnipro-1.
Shakhtar Donetsk haven’t had any problems with scoring, netting in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They’ve hit an aggregate of 10 during that time while also conceding a total of 7.
Polissya Zhytomyr will go into this meeting after a 2-1 Premier League win over Metalist 1925 Kharkiv in their most recent fixture.
The only scorer from Polissya Zhytomyr was Dmytro Shastal (64').
A succession of outstanding showings from the Polissya Zhytomyr defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their last 6 outings combined. In that period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 10. We will find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on here.
Coming into this contest, Polissya Zhytomyr are unbeaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Team News: Shakhtar Donetsk
Ivan Petryak (Ankle injury), Artem Bondarenko (unknown injury) and Lassina Traoré (Tendon tear) won’t be playing for Shakhtar Donetsk manager Marino Pušić.
Team News: Polissya Zhytomyr
Polissya Zhytomyr has not got a full squad to pick from. Oleksandr Nazarenko (Broken foot), Pylyp Budkivskyi (Metatarsal fracture) and Yevgeniy Morozko (Shoulder injury) are those who can’t be considered.
Our assessment is that Shakhtar Donetsk should dominate possession and create several successful chances.
However, Polissya Zhytomyr will be up against it finding the net themselves but do we see them managing to get on the scoresheet.
We’re therefore expecting to see a controlled 3-1 winning margin for Shakhtar Donetsk by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Donbass Arena (52,187)
Captain: Taras Stepanenko
Chairman: Rinat Akhmetov
Manager: Marino Pušić
Competitions: Premier League position 4, Champions League (Group H)