The 11th round of the Ukrainian Premier League will open with the central match, in which Shakhtar Donetsk will host zArya Luhansk. Your attention is invited to the forecast for this meeting.
After a disastrous match in the Champions League, the team of Roberto de Derbi added first of all in the defensive line. In the last five matches, the Miners have conceded only one goal. Shakhtar defeated Mariupol away (5-0) and VERES at home (4-1) in the championship, between these meetings having dealt with Dynamo (3-0) in the match for the Super Cup. But in the last two matches, the Donetsk team were content with draws 0:0 – in the LCH with Inter and in the UPL with Dynamo.
Viktor Skripnik's team is failing the European Cup campaign this season, having not scored a single point for their country yet. But in the championship, things went well for Luhansk residents. After the September break for the matches of the national teams, zArya failed to beat rUkh away (1:1), but after that it won dry three times - on the road dNipro-1 (4:0), and at home Chernomorets (3:0) and Desna (2:0). This allowed the team to climb to fourth place.
Statistics and figures
- Shakhtar has a 5-match winless streak (3 wins + 2 draws), having conceded only 1 goal in these matches;
- Shakhtar has a 3-match winless streak in head-to-head matches with Zarya (2 draws + 1 defeat);
- zArya has a 7-match winless streak in the championship (5 wins + 2 draws).
After the September international break, both teams showed a not too bright game. After the October holidays, the situation may repeat. In addition, the teams will be wary of each other, so special attention will be paid to defense. But Zarya showed in European competitions that they are not very ready to surprise in matches with a classier opponent, so Shakhtar should take 3 points, continuing the championship race for Dynamo.