Before the match
Friday, July 3, 2020
Dynamo Kyiv will host Shakhtar at the NSC Olimpiyskiy on July 4th
The Ukrainian League round 29 game kicks off at 19:30.
17 points clear
Shakhtar did not win in the last round (0-0 draw vs Zorya), but the points lead over Dynamo still increased due to the Kyiv outfit’s defeat in Chernihiv (2-3).
The hosts will try to stop the streak
Dynamo have never kept a clean sheet after resuming the Championship campaign in May. Moreover, the White-and-Blues conceded goals in the last 7 rounds (starting March 7). At the same time, the team have been scoring goals consistently: Their scoring run has been lasting for 14 league games since last November.
Games in Kyiv
In 3 recent UPL matches against Dynamo in Kyiv, Shakhtar invariably scored points (0-0, 2-1, 3-1).
Fourth victory needed
Shakhtar boast 3 consecutive victories over Dynamo in the current Championship campaign. Only once in their history have the Miners had a more impressive run against their major opponents - from April 2012 until April 2014 (3 seasons, 5 consecutive wins).
Dynamo is the most shooting team in the UPL. According to Wyscout statistics, the Kyiv team made 504 attempts on target, Zorya made 479 attempts, Shakhtar made 398 attempts. At the same time, the White-and-Blues produced more shots from outside the box (41%) than the Miners (33%).