Hoverla vs Shakhtar: preview

On matchday 16 of the Ukrainian league, Shakhtar will face Hoverla in Uzhgorod. We bring you the preview of the game.

29 November, Uzhgorod, Avangard, 14:00
Live broadcast on Futbol 1 channel


Hoverla Uzhgorod are now going through not their best period. The team got 10 points in 14 matches, and are now sitting in lower half of the table. However, Vyacheslav Groznyi’s charges continue gaining experience of playing in the Premier League. For many Hoverla’s players, who were loaned in from Dynamo, it is a debut season at the highest level. The match with Shakhtar will be like the derby.

Before match

Taras Stepanenko and Alex Teixeira, who served suspension, are ready to help Shakhtar in the upcoming league game. On 27 November, in the opening training session, midfielder Maksym Malyshev was training in the main group. It should be noted that Oleksandr Gladkyy is doubtful for the coming game – the Pitmen’s forward is recovering from injury.

Hoverla have one loss – the first-team midfielder Olexiy Savchenko will miss the game with Shakhtar due to suspension.

Match referee – Anatoliy Zhabchenko (Khmelnitskiy)
Assistant referees – Igor Bytskalo (Odesa), Viktor Kravchenko (Lviv)
Fourth referee – Yuriy Grysyo (Lviv)
Referee observer – Pyotr Kobychik (Chernivtsi)

Head-to-head record

In the Ukrainian league, the teams played 17 matches. Shakhtar won 15 times, with 2 games ending in a draw. Goal difference: 46-8 in favour of the Pitmen.

The Pitmen won 6 out of 8 games at Hoverla. Both draws were registered precisely in Uzhgorod. Goal difference in away games: 18-5 in favour of Shakhtar.

Previous league game

August 1, 2015. 3rd round
Shakhtar (Donetsk) - Hoverla (Uzhgorod) - 2:0 (0:0)
Goals: 1:0 Teixeira (50), 2:0 Eduardo (74)

Shakhtar: Kanibolotskyy, Srna (c), Kucher, Ordets, Azevedo, Malyshev, Kovalenko, Marlos (Eduardo, 69), Teixeira, Bernard (Taison, 63), Ferreyra (Gladkyy, 46)

Booked: Savchenko (52), Tsurikov (90), Kovalenko (90+2), Yagodinskis (90+2)

Interesting fact

- Shakhtar’s goal-scoring streak in the league games against Hoverla now amounts to 13 games.