The Premier League tie at Slavutych-Arena on Sunday will see hosts Zorya Luhansk taking on opponents Shakhtar Donetsk.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Zorya Luhansk v Shakhtar Donetsk match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
Zorya Luhansk will be wanting a better result here following a 0-1 Premier League losing effort in their last game against Illichivets Mariupol.
It’s not been often in recent games that Zorya Luhansk haven’t conceded. The reality is that Zorya have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 10 goals on the way. With no two games being the same, we’ll just have to find out whether that pattern might be replicated in this upcoming match.
Their past results show that Zorya Luhansk:
- have not lost a league tie with Shakhtar Donetsk in their previous 2 matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 league matches. Things will have to change soon.
Shakhtar Donetsk will go into the match following on from a 3-1 Premier League win against Kolos Kovalivka in their last outing.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 games involving Shakhtar Donetsk, a minimum of three goals have been struck. The average goals scored per match during that spell is 3.83, with the number of goals averaged by Hirnyky equalling 2.33.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 13/04/2019 shows us that Zorya Luhansk have won 1 of these games & Shakhtar Donetsk 4, with the number of draws being 1.
A total of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 5 of them from Zorya and 10 coming from Hirnyky. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
Team News: Zorya Luhansk
Zorya Luhansk boss Viktor Skrypnyk will be grateful to have no fitness worries at all ahead of this game owing to a fully healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Shakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar manager Luís Castro has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Vyacheslav Tankovskyi (Fracture-dislocation of the ankle), Maksym Malyshev (Knee Surgery), Vladyslav Vakula (Shoulder Injury) and Ismaily (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) won’t be making appearances.
When taking all factors into account, Zorya Luhansk have enough to put a goal past this Shakhtar Donetsk team, however a single goal is unlikely to be as many as they’ll concede.
Therefore, we’re predicting a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 winning score for Shakhtar Donetsk when all is said and done. Let’s see what happens here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Slavutych-Arena (11,883)
Captain: Mykyta Kamenyuka
Chairman: Yevhen Heller
Manager: Viktor Skrypnyk
Competitions: Premier League position 13