Karpaty vs Chornomorets
Ukraine – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 29 July 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Ukrajina, L’viv.
Chornomorets barely saved the elite class status last year, but they got off to a victorious start to the new campaign, beating Olimpik Donetsk 2-1 in front of the home crowed last weekend. Can they back it up on Sunday afternoon when they travel to L’viv to take on Karpaty in the second round fixture?
The hosts had a decent pre-season run, but they highly disappointed on the opening day, falling 0-2 at home to Oleksandria. Oleg Boychyshyn and his men will thus be desperate to bounce back against one of the weakest sides in the league here as anything but a victory would indicate problems and further ruin the atmosphere right at the start of the season.
Karpaty vs Chornomorets: Head-to-head
The draw was by far the most common of outcomes in the history of head to head matches between these two sides.
It happened on 14 occasions in 27 games. Chornomorets picked up 7 wins, while Karpaty have one less.
Three of last four H2H games ended without a winner.
Only one of last seven head to head affairs brought three or more goals.
Karpaty vs Chornomorets: Prediction
Chornomorets got entirely outplayed in the first round against Olimpik Donetsk, but they still managed to win 2-1 with goals from Dmytro Ryzhuk and Mykyta Tatarkov. Interestingly, the Sailors had no more than three attempts towards the opponent’s goal on the occasion.
Karpaty, on the other side, showed the lack of creativity in the final third as they failed to create a single decent goal-scoring chance in the clash with Chornomorets. Knowing that only one of last seven head to head games between the two teams saw three or more goals scored, we just have to go with the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option. It looks to be a banker given that the match is of a huge importance for both sides. Braver punters can back the Under 0.5 goals in the first half at the 2.50 odds.
Karpaty vs Chornomorets: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57
Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 2.50.