Shakhtar vs Karpaty: preview

In the match of the postponed Matchday 12 game, Shakhtar  will face Karpaty. We bring you the preview of the game.

3 December, Odesa, Chornomorets, 17:00

Live broadcast on Futbol 1 channel

Opponents

Karpaty are sitting in 7th place in the standings, but in case of successful performance in the spring part of the league they can climb up higher. The Lviv side are separated by 4 points from Vorskla, who are sitting fifth.

Igor Jovicevic’s charges have not lost in four games in a row. In the end of October, Karpaty claimed a home win over Metalurh Zaporizhzhya, in November, they played out a draw with Metalist and Stal, and on matchday 16 they claimed a big win over Olimpik.

Before match

Shakhtar are going into this game with a 10-game winning streak in the league. The Pitmen average 3,13 goals per match (the best goal-difference),  Karpaty’s ratio is 1,2 goals.

The Pitmen do not have players suspended. Karpaty’s midfielders Murtaz Daushvili and Pavlo Ksyonz won’t available due to suspension.

Match referee - Serhiy Bereza (Kyiv Oblast)
Assistant referee - Oleksandr Voytyuk (Zaporizhzhya), Volodymyr Volodin (Kherson)
Fourth official - Anatoliy Zhabchenko (Khmelnitskyy)
Referee observer - Valeriy Avdyseh (Zhytomyr)

Head-to-head record

In the Ukrainian league, the teams played 44 matches. Shakhtar won 27 games, playing out draws in 8 games. Karpaty have registered 9 wins. Goal difference: 86-31 in favour of the Pitmen.

Of 22 home games, Shakhtar won 18 games. 4 games ended in a draw. Goal difference: 55-9.

Previous league game

May 30, 2015. 26th round
Shakhtar (Donetsk) - Karpaty (Lviv) - 2:2
Goals: 1:0 Kryvtsov (33), 2:0 Teixeira (37), 2:1 Arthur Karnoza (46), 2:2 Khudobyak (62)

Shakhtar: Pyatov, Srna (c), Kucher, Kryvtsov, Shevchuk, Stepanenko, Fernando, Costa (Marlos, 69), Teixeira, Taison (Bernard, 65), Adriano

Booked: Kryvtsov (75), Kucher (77), Golodyuk (77), Kostevich (79), Marlos (84), Gutsulyak (87)

Interesting fact

- Shakhtar’s game winning streak against Karpaty amounts to 8 games.
 

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