Both teams lost points last weekend. Shakhtar was not able to beat Oleksandriya FC. And Dynamo Kyiv lost the home win over Karpaty Lviv FC. Kyivites are experiencing problems with defense after Burda's injury, which can cost a lot in the match against Shakhtar.
Shakhtar has to move away from two draws and get the result in a match against the major opponent. This season they have already won quite confidently in Kyiv. But Miners have not played with Mykhailychenko’s Dynamo, for whom it is a chance to showcase his coaching IQ.
The teams have played 164 matches against each other. 69 victories in the Dynamo account, 47 times won by Miners. This season the teams exchanged wins with “2:1” score Dynamo won in Super Cup match and Shakhtar celebrated victory in the Championship.
The Danish team opened the score already in the early first half. At that, they played well in the defense, and Kyivites did not have many options to get their revenge. They finally managed to equalize in the second half.