Olimpik Donetsk vs Lviv
Ukraine – Premier League
Date: Friday, 10 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Dynamo im. Valery Lobanovsky, Kyiv.
Lviv are yet to score a goal in the top flight of the Ukrainian football. Gilmar’s men failed to find the back of the net in back-to-back narrow defeats to Dynamo Kyiv and Vorskla.
Can it be the third luck charm for them on Friday when they are to start proceedings in the Premier League Matchday No 3 against Olimpik Donetsk ?
The hosts entered the new campaign in a decent fashion, having picked up four points from the opening two ties.
They backed up the initial victory over Vorskla with a strong point from the trip to Karpaty Lviv on Sunday.
The Donetsk side showed a huge fighting spirit to get back on level terms after conceding two early goals.
Anton Kravchenko and Maxime Do Couto Teixeira notched second half goals to save a point for the team led by Roman Sanzhar.
Olimpik Donetsk vs Lviv: Head-to-head
This will only be the third head to head meeting between the two teams.
They only met back in the 2011 campaign when they were battling it out together in the second class of the Ukrainian football.
Olimpik claimed two demolishing wins, both with the same 4-0 scoreline on the occasion.
Olimpik Donetsk vs Lviv: Prediction
Olimpik generally play much better in front of the home crowd and they will come into this game in much higher spirits following the fact they took four points from opening two outings.
They won five, drew one and lost only one of seven home matches in the Relegation Round in the previous term of Premier League.
Additionally, the Donetsk side kept their net untouched against the likes of Vorskla (finished third last season in Premier League) and we can certainly see them matching such success against the league newcomers who are yet to produce up front in the top flight.
The home win is well worth backing at 2.25, while you can also take Olimpik to keep a clean sheet at 2.10.
Olimpik Donetsk vs Lviv: Bet Tips
Olimpik Donetsk to win @ 2.25
Olimpik Donetsk to keep a clean sheet @ 2.10.