FC Oleksandria vs Zorya
Ukraine – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 28 July 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: KSK Nika (Oleksandriya)
Despite a rather unpredictable spell of form through the pre-season, Zorya have started their Premier League campaign in fine form as they beat Mariupol’ 2-1 in front of the home crowd with second-half goals from Gordienko and Karavaev. They now hope to build on the success at KSK Nika too and Yuriy Vernydub should have no troubles lifting their team spirits.
The visitors have seen troubles on the road late last term but they have beaten both Partizan Belgrade and Domzale in the last two trips, which should be a confidence booster too. We’ve seen them regularly netting numbers of goals and this could prove worrying for the crowd in Oleksandriya.
FC Olexandria have picked it up late in the pre-season and beat Kremin’ 2-1 midway through July, building on it with a rather narrow Premier League win at Karpaty. They now look to retain consistency early in the new campaign with important home points, but outclassing Zorya could prove more of a challenge for Volodymyr Sharan and his men.
Oleksandria vs Zorya: Head-to-head
The sides have shared the spoils in both of their last two head-to-head clashes.
Zorya haven’t suffered a loss to the rivals since November 2016 and a 1-2 upset in front of the home crowd.
Olexandria have bagged just two wins in six home games against Zorya, with two draws and two losses also on the record.
FC Oleksandria vs Zorya: Prediction
We’ll now back Zorya to build on such records and bag an important point at KSK Nika, going for the third draw between the sides in a row at 3.00. They’ve been very tough to beat recently and we do see them showing off once again.
However, they could have to find the net to do so and we do see this as an exciting clash with goals, as we also go for a YES on Both teams to score at 2.00. We’ve seen goals on both ends in both of their last two head-to-head matchups, as well as all of Zorya’s respective last five outings across competitions!
Oleksandria vs Zorya: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.00
Both teams to score YES @ 2.00.