Olimpik Donetsk vs Vorskla
Ukraine – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 29 July 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Dynamo im. Valery Lobanovsky, Kyiv.
Vorskla will be looking to grab their first points in the new season on Sunday afternoon when they travel to the capital to take on Olimpik Donetsk in the second round of the competition at Stadion Dynamo im. Valery Lobanovsky. The Green-Whites offered a strong resistance to Dynamo Kyiv on the opening day, but could not snatch anything more than a narrow 1-0 defeat to the league heavyweights.
The clash with Olimpik should really provide them an opportunity for a rebound, especially knowing that the match will be played on the neutral venue at country’s biggest stadium. The hosts, unlike Vorskla, featured the Relegation Round in the previous term of the Premier League. They escaped the drop zone by five points at the end of the campaign.
Olimpik Donetsk vs Vorskla: Head-to-head
Vorskla took four points from two games against Olimpik last season and they also won the cup tie 2-0 after extra-time.
They bagged seven goals in these three matches, including four in the last one, played in December last year.
It is interesting to note that seven of last eight head to head outings saw goals at both ends.
Olimpik Donetsk vs Vorskla: Prediction
Olimpik also began the new season with a defeat as they fell 2-1 away at Chornomorets. Roman Sanzhar’s men dominated the match, but could not take advantage of it as Ryzhuk and Tatarkov inspired the narrow victory for the team which had to feature the relegation play-offs last term.
Given the opposition will be much tougher here, it’s hard to see the hosts bouncing back. Vorskla enjoyed one of the best campaigns in their history last season when they finished third, right behind untouchable Shakhtar Donetsk and Dynamo Kyiv. The strong display against last term’s runners-up on Wednesday will be a huge encouragement for Vasiliy Sachko and his men who definitely come into this as favourites.
You can back the away win at the 2.50 odds, while the more conservative punters will fancy the double chance at 1.35. Green-Whites are also worth backing to net two or more goals past the vulnerable defense of Olimpik’s at the sky-high 2.62 odds.
Olimpik Donetsk vs Vorskla: Bet Tips
Vorskla to win @ 2.50
Vorskla Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.62.