Shakhtar Donetsk is dominating the Ukrainian Premier League this season. With two games until the end of the season, they have 18 points advantage over their biggest rivals Dynamo Kiev. To be honest, just a few expected to see such a high point difference between these two clubs at the end of the season. But no matter the current situation, when these two teams meet, victory is a must for them, and we can expect a fantastic performance tonight, because we believe that both sides will give their best.
Shakhtar Donetsk News And Form
The home team didn't suffer a loss in 8 consecutive games, and apart from the last fixture in which they split points with Olimpik Donetsk, they had 7 wins in a row, and during that span, they kept clean sheets 6 times. That pretty much tells you everything about the dominance of the Miners. But against Olimpik Donetsk, coach Paulo Fonseca was resting his main players and prepared them for tonight's encounter. In 5 out of the last 7 games they played, we saw under 2.5 goals. This is something that Portuguese manager insists on.
Dynamo Kiev News And Form
The last year's champions didn't succeed in defending the title, and they didn't stand any chances against the much better side from Donetsk. Currently, they have 3 straight defeats, and this is something their fans can't accept. When Dynamo is playing away from their home, we saw over 3 goals per match. In 15 encounters so far, there were 46 goals. Also, in 5 out of the previous 6 games, over 2.5 occurred. After a disappointing season, tonight's fixture will be a chance to make this second place a little less painful for their fans.
Head To Head
Shakhtar Donetsk has 3 straight wins against the arrivals from Kiev. What is interesting in the latest 5 games, is that on 4 occasions we have seen under 2.5 goals. In the previous two matches, Shakhtar Donetsk won with the same result, 1-0.
Injured And Suspended Players
-All players are available for this game.
-Facundo Ferreyra 19 games 13 goals 0 assists
-Viktor Kovalenko 25 games 7 goals 1 assist
-Taison 23 games 5 goals 7 assists
-Andriy Yarmolenko 26 games 12 goals 6 assists
-Junior Moraes 16 games 10 goals 1 assist
-Artem Biesiedin 21 games 9 goals 1 assist
Although Dynamo Kyiv is a more successful club and has more trophies than Shakhtar Donetsk, they are massive underdogs in this matchup. Simply the Miners are a better team at the moment, and the visitors can't reach them in any way. We are sure that the home team will score 2 goals tonight and after too low-efficient meetings, our hunch tells us that tonight we are going to see over 2.5 goals.
Goals: Shakhtar Over 1.5
Goals: Over 2.5
Final Outcome : Shakhtar Win