The Premier League tie at their ground on Wednesday sees home side Rukh Lviv do battle with Shakhtar Donetsk.
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Rukh Lviv will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 1-2 Premier League loss in their previous game against Kolos Kovalivka.
In their last game, Shakhtar Donetsk drew 2-2 in the Premier League tie with Zorya Luhansk.
In as many as 6 of the previous 6 games involving Shakhtar Donetsk, three or more goals have been struck. The average goals scored per game in that time is 4.17, with the average number of goals for Hirnyky coming out as 2.33.
Their prior results show that Shakhtar Donetsk:
- haven't been defeated in their previous 5 league matches away from home.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Team News: Rukh Lviv
Rukh Lviv manager will be thankful to have no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game thanks to a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Shakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar boss Luís Castro has to currently contend with reduced team options. Maksym Malyshev (Knee Surgery), Vyacheslav Tankovskyi (Fracture-dislocation of the ankle), Vladyslav Vakula (Shoulder Injury) and Ismaily (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We’re inclined to think that Rukh Lviv have the ability to score against this Shakhtar Donetsk team, however a single goal may not be as many as they’ll concede.
We are therefore anticipating both teams to score in a 1-2 victory for Shakhtar Donetsk at the end of the match.
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Competitions: Premier League position 13