Arsenal Kyiv vs Chornomorets Odessa Preview and Predictions

Arsenal Kyiv vs Chornomorets Odessa
Ukraine – Premier League
Date: Friday, 17 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Dynamo im. Valery Lobanovsky, Kyiv.

Arsenal Kyiv are the only team without a single point after four opening rounds of the new season.

Can they finally add their name to the Premier League standings scoreboard on Friday afternoon when the fourth-placed Chornomorets come to visit the capital for the first game of the Matchday No 5 at Stadion Dynamo im. Valery Lobanovsky.

The Sailors, who barely saved the elite class status last year, got off to a decent start to the new campaign.

They climbed as high as fourth in the league ladder after beating Desna 1-0 at home last weekend. It was midfielder Evgeniy Smirnov who made the difference breaking the deadlock 18 minutes from time in Odessa.

Arsenal Kyiv vs Chornomorets Odessa Head-to-head

  • This will be the landmark 10th head to head encounter between the two teams.
  • Arsenal lead the tie by a single victory, but it’s interesting to note that the Sailors have a positive record in away matches (four losses and five wins).
  • Only one of last five H2H games saw goals at both ends.
  • Three of past four H2H meetings produced less than two goals.

Arsenal Kyiv vs Chornomorets Odessa Prediction

Arsenal topped the Persha Liga (the second tier) standings last year, but they look to have huge trouble adjusting to the top flight football.

They are led by the legendary Italian Fabrizio Ravanelli who just lacks a predator in the final third as his troops only managed to find the back of the net once in four games so far.

The fifth round tie will be of a huge importance for both teams, especially the hosts who just can’t afford another failure here. This is why we expect a careful approach from both managers as Under 2.5 goals FT should really be a banker bet at the odds of 1.50.

If we had to choose the winner, it would be Chornomorets who will enter the game in much higher spirits, but we’ll rather stick to the Under 0.5 goals in the first half pick as an alternative option at the odds of 2.40.

Arsenal Kyiv vs Chornomorets Odessa Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50
  • Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 2.40.