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This preview looks at the Ukrainian Premier League game between Shakhtar Donetsk and Zorya at the NSK Olimpijs’kyj in Kiev.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Zorya – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Shakhtar Donetsk are unbeaten in five matches following the goalless draw with Dynamo Kyiv just before the international break. However, this was the second consecutive goalless draw for the team in all competitions. Zorya are in the fourth spot of the league table following the 2-0 victory over Desna.
- Match result – Shakhtar Donetsk win @ 9/20
- Total goals – under 2.5 @ 11/10
- Both teams to score – no @ 19/20
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Shakhtar Donetsk to win the game
Shakhtar Donetsk are a formidable team when it comes to home matches. Apart from the loss against Oleksandria back in August, the team has had very little setbacks in home games. Zorya are not a team to be taken lightly when it comes to away games thanks to a five-game unbeaten streak. The team also picked up a victory in the last visit to the Olimpijs’kyj in Kiev. However, Shakhtar Donetsk have been solid of late and they might be difficult to reach.
Total goals under 2.5
This is a game between two teams who have enjoyed a good form before being abruptly stopped in their tracks by the international break. Shakhtar Donetsk have the momentum built up over the last few days and they are just three points behind table leaders Dinamo Kiev. Zorya may have scored a lot of goals in recent weeks, but breaching the Shakhtar Donetsk team that has kept clean sheets against Inter Milan and Dinamo Kiev will be difficult.
Goals from both teams – no
Zorya have scored in eight consecutive away matches in the Ukrainian Premier league. However, Shakhtar Donetsk are team that do not concede a lot of goals at home. After having achieved three clean sheets in the last four home games, the hosts are in a good spot.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Zorya: Ukrainian Premier League Match Preview
Shakhtar Donetsk are still in with a shout to go top of the table very soon. The team could potentially break this situation by the end of this weekend, but the superior goal difference enjoyed by Dynamo Kiev makes things harder. Roberto De Zerbi will be without many players like Fernando, Dentinho, Ismaily, Júnior Moraes, Lassina Traoré, and Vitão due to injuries.
Zorya remain with a shout to close the gap on table leaders Dinamo Kiev by the end of this match day. After all, the team has put together a great sequence of results even in away matches. Zorya are unbeaten in the last six games. Viktor Skrypnyk does not have any injuries in his squad.
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FAQs on Shakhtar Donetsk vs Zorya game
Where is the match going to take place? NSK Olimpijs’kyj
When will this match start? October 15, 2021 at 15:00 GMT
Who is the favourite team to win the game? Shakhtar Donetsk