Friday night Karpaty Lviv at 19:00 will play with the champion of Ukraine, Shakhtar Donetsk, in the first game of the stage number 9 of the Premier League. The two teams are at opposite poles in the standings after eight rounds.
Karpaty dropped to 12th in the rankings after being defeated in Sevastopol last round with the score 0: 1. So far in the championship, Karpaty won only one game, at home now two rounds with Hoverla. As can be seen Karpaty is not in good shape and you have to play with the Ukrainian champions now. The home team in this game has the worst offense in the league with only four goals scored. Karpaty is a team very pragmatic, not risking too much evidence that received only eight goals. In matches of Karpaty is marked fewest goals in the Premier League, averaging 1.5 per game.
Shakhtar won at the weekend friendly played against Dinamo stadium Stefan cel Mare, but Lucescu has said nemutumit that was present in the stadium bleachers very few people. Shakhtar undergoing a weaker period, and this break occasioned by national team matches can help him Lucescu. In the last two rounds Shakhtar won only one point, Metalist Kharkiv 1-1 at home with the previous round. Three weeks ago Shakhtar lost 1-3 away to Dnipro, so the two are currently at a point of leader Metalist. The team coached by Lucescu has the best offense with 17 goals and a solid defense with only six received. Girl Karpaty, Shakhtar is disputed by the parties marks the most goals in the Premier League, averaging 2.9 per game.