Chornomorets vs Shakhtar: preview
Friday, April 22, 2016
In the domestic league round 23, the Pitmen will take on Chornomorets Odesa away. We bring the match details to your attention
April 23, Odesa, Chornomorets, 19:30
Live broadcast on 2+2 channel
Before the match
Shakhtar’s tournament objectives are very clear. Donetsk need to beat Chornomorets in order to fight for the top spot against Dynamo. A day later, Kyiv will play a home game against Vorskla Poltava, and in the following round there will be a title clash.
Referee - Igor Paskhal (Kherson)
Assistant referees - Maksym Chertolyas (Kherson), Anatoliy Dudchyk (Chernihiv)
Fourth official - Yuriy Hrysio (Lviv)
Referee observer - Ihor Khiblin (Khmelnytskyi)
Chornomorets sit in the 12th spot in the standings. The Odessans scored 15 points, with Volyn having the same number of points. Only Zaporizhya-based Metalurh are behind Odesa, being eliminated from the competition, with Hoverla having lost 9 points due to their being penalised.
In six games of the season’s spring part, Chornomorets claimed one win, drew twice and lost three times. Among the teams continuing competition in the Ukrainian league, only Kharkiv-based Metalist conceded more goals than Chornomorets (37 and 42 respectively).
Chornomorets have no suspended footballers. Danchenko and Kutsenko who missed the previous round, are back to play for Shakhtar in this game.
The teams played 41 league games. 30 of them won the Miner, 6 - Chernomorets. In five cases, the matches ended in a draw. Goal difference: 81-24.
On Odessites field held 20 meetings. Shakhtar claimed 12 wins, with Chornomorets drawing and winning four times. The goal difference is 32-18 in favour of Shakhtar.
Previous league meeting
In the 10th round, Shakhtar beat Chornomorets 2-0 in Lviv. Alex Teixeira, who scored a goal either side of half time, secured Shakhtar’s win.
Shakhtar boast a scoring streak of 16 consecutive league games.
The winning league run vs Chornomorets involves 8 games.
Shakhtar have amassed 114 goals this season (with the all-time record of 115 goals set back in the 2012/13 season).