Shakhtar vs Vorskla: preview

On Matchday 17 of the Premier League, Mircea Lucescu’s team will face Vorskla Poltava. We bring you our traditional preview of the game.

6 March, Lviv, Arena Lviv, 17:00
Live broadcast on Futbol 1 channel

Before match

The teams resume their league campaign after Cup game in Poltava, where Shakhtar clinched a comfortable 4-0 win. After the game, Mircea Lucescu noted that on Sunday Vorskla would look completely different and the Pitmen will have a more difficult game. The Pitmen are topping the Premier League table after the winter break. The Pitmen are looking to take a maximum of points from the final stage of the season.

Match referee – Yuriy Mozharovskyi (Lviv)
Assistant referees – Serhiy Bekker (Kharkiv), Volodymyr Volodyn (Kherson)
Fourth official – Yuriy Grysyo (Lviv)
Referee observer – Igor Khiblin (Khmelnytskyi)

Opponents

Vorskla are sitting in 5th place, with 3 points behind Dnipro. Before the winter break, Vasyl Sachko’s team beat Dnipro, but failed to be level on points with them, losing on Matchday 12 against Zorya. During the break, Vorskla signed Yuriy Kolomoets and loaned Dmytro Khlyobas, who have scored 7 goals this season in total.

Head-to-head

The teams played 39 league games. Shakhtar have won on 28 occasions, registering 9 draws. Vorskla won 2 games. Goal difference: 74-21 in favour of the Pitmen. Shakhtar won 16 matches of 19, drawing 3 matches. Goal difference: 42-8.

Previous league game

On Matchday 4 of the Premier League, the teams played in Poltava. The game ended 2-2. Shakhtar were twice in front, but Vorskla managed to avoid a defeat. Marlos and Eduardo scored for the Pitmen, with Barannik and Kovpak netting for the Poltava side.

Interesting facts

The Pitmen’s goalscoring streak in home games against Vorskla amounts to 9 matches. Shakhtar have won two previous home games 3-0.
 

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