Arsenal Kyiv vs Vorskla
Ukrainian Premier League
Date: Monday, 18 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16.00 CET
Venue: Stadion Dynamo im. Valery Lobanovsky (Kyiv).
Vorskla seriously halted their push for the top-six finish at the end of the regular season in the Premier League. They are just not pulling up any trees after the winter break and will head into the last game of the regulation off the back of two defeats and a draw in three league outings in 2019.
Zeleno-Bili head into the last round level on points with Desna in seventh and with just one-point cushion on Lviv in eighth. They thus need a victory over rock-bottomed Arsenal Kyiv on Monday evening to secure the Championship Round in the post-season.
Can Vasiliy Sachko’s troops arrest such slump in form and rise when they need result most?
Arsenal Kyiv vs Vorskla: Head-to-head
Arsenal Kyiv were the more successful side in the history of H2H encounters with Zeeno-Bili.
However, teams did not play each other in four years before this term’s encounter in October last year.
Arsenal took a 0-2 victory on the road on the occasion.
Just one of last seven head to head affairs between these two likes saw goals scored at both ends.
Arsenal Kyiv vs Vorskla: Prediction
The hosts experienced the strength of a higher division to the max this season. They will finish the regular campaign at the rock-bottom of the standings regardless of the outcome of Monday’s tie with Vorskla.
The Cannoneers are five points short of penultimate-placed Chornomorets. However, they managed to pick up a 0-1 victory over Olimpik Donetsk two weeks ago to earn a glimmer of hope before the Relegation Round kicks off in the post-season.
Last weekend saw Arsenal Kyiv suffer a tough 4-0 defeat to heavyweights Dynamo Kyiv. The Cannoneers have a dreadful home record of 0 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses in 10 home matches so far in the season. They scored no more than four goals in the process (4-23 goal difference).
Vorskla have much more quality in their ranks, they need a win here to book the top-six finish and we have to fancy the 1.85 odds offered for the away win pick. Since both teams struggled badly for goals, we will also go with the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at 1.55 odds.
Arsenal Kyiv vs Vorskla: Bet Tips
Vorskla to win @ 1.85 (17/20)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.55 (11/20).