Match preview Persha Liga: Metalist 1925 Kharkiv - VPK-Ahro Shevchenkivka

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Competition: Ukraine Persha Liga
Competition: Sat 12.June
Match begins: 14:30 (UTC)

The league table in Persha Liga tells a story about these teams so far, with Metalist 1925 Kharkiv leading VPK-Ahro Shevchenkivka by 22 points. Match preview to follow:

Insights:
  • Metalist 1925 Kharkiv have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (10) in Persha Liga
  • VPK-Ahro Shevchenkivka have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

Metalist 1925 Kharkiv can neither be promoted or relegated from Persha Liga. For Shevchenkivka most of the excitement is over as they will neither be promoted or relegated this season.

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Metalist 1925 Kharkiv form and stats

When playing at home in the Persha Liga, Metalist 1925 Kharkiv have managed 8 wins, 3 draws and suffered 3 defeats from 14 games.

Happy days for Metalist in their previous game, a Persha Liga match away at Kremin' (placed 15th) that ended with a 4-0 victory. As indicated by the result mentioned above, Metalist 1925 Kharkiv played a great game against Kremin' and beat them comfortably. Expectations are high for this one.

Preceding that match was the home game against Chornomorets that was lost 0-1.

Metalist has scored 17 league goals at home this season, in 14 matches. Metalist 1925 Kharkiv have only conceded 10 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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VPK-Ahro Shevchenkivka form and stats

6 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses. That’s the product of VPK-Ahro Shevchenkivka playing as the away team in the Persha Liga this season.

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a Persha Liga home defeat versus Krystal with 1-2 on the scoreboard.

Prior to that result Shevchenkivka won their away game at Ahrobiznes Volochysk. The scoreline was 2-1.

Shevchenkivka are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 15 away goals from 14 games (in the league). As for defending, Shevchenkivka rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 22 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

VPK-Ahro Shevchenkivka - Metalist 0-1 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season.

Top Goalscorers

MetalistV. Ponomar
V. Ponomar
6 goals
Metalist 1925 KharkivD. Freitas Ribeiro
D. Freitas Ribeiro
5 goals
Metalist 1925 KharkivY. Batyushin
Y. Batyushin
5 goals

Metalist 1925 Kharkiv missing players

VPK-Ahro Shevchenkivka missing players

Metalist 1925 Kharkiv VPK-Ahro Shevchenkivka
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
29 14 5 Played P 4 14 29
16 8 3 Won W 1 6 10
8 3 1 Drew D 0 1 4
5 3 1 Lost L 3 7 15
35 17 5 Scored S 2 15 28
20 10 3 Conceded C 5 22 47
83% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 93%
52% 43% 40% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 71% 72%
38% 29% 20% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 57% 55%
10% 14% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 29% 28%
7% 14% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 14% 10%
38% 43% 40% BTTS BTTS 25% 50% 45%
45% 36% 40% Clean Sheets C S 0% 14% 21%
34% 29% 20% Failed to Score F T 75% 43% 41%
 
5.3 6.8 7.6 Corners for (avg) C F 5 3.6 2.9
3.8 4.1 3.2 Corners against (avg) C A 7 7.5 5.9
1.5 1.5 1.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 3.1 2.6
2 2 1 Red cards R C 0 0 3
 
5.5 6.7 10 Shots (avg) S ( 2 4.2 4
2.8 3.6 5.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 1.5 1.4
37% 30% 19% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 75% 67%
Key stats in Persha Liga this season:
  • Metalist 1925 Kharkiv have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (10) in Persha Liga
  • Metalist 1925 Kharkiv have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • VPK-Ahro Shevchenkivka have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won.
  • VPK-Ahro Shevchenkivka have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • VPK-Ahro Shevchenkivka have won significantly more corners away than at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Veres 29 20 5 4 54 20 15 13 2 0 36 7 14 7 3 4 18 13 34 65
2 Chornomorets 29 17 7 5 43 22 15 10 2 3 25 10 14 7 5 2 18 12 21 58
3 Metalist 1925 Kharkiv 29 16 8 5 35 20 14 8 3 3 17 10 15 8 5 2 18 10 15 56
4 Mykolaiv 29 15 7 7 48 22 15 9 3 3 31 11 14 6 4 4 17 11 26 52
5 Ahrobiznes Volochysk 29 15 6 8 45 26 14 9 3 2 27 11 15 6 3 6 18 15 19 51
6 Alians Lypova Dolyna 29 14 8 7 45 30 14 8 4 2 22 11 15 6 4 5 23 19 15 50
7 Volyn 29 13 7 9 38 26 14 8 4 2 23 11 15 5 3 7 15 15 12 46
8 Obolon'-Brovar 29 12 4 13 42 34 15 8 3 4 26 12 14 4 1 9 16 22 8 40
9 Hirnyk-Sport 29 11 5 13 42 43 14 4 2 8 18 21 15 7 3 5 24 22 -1 38
10 Polessya 29 9 8 12 31 35 14 4 5 5 16 17 15 5 3 7 15 18 -4 35
11 VPK-Ahro Shevchenkivka 29 10 4 15 28 47 15 4 3 8 13 25 14 6 1 7 15 22 -19 34
12 Prykarpattia 29 8 6 15 24 42 15 6 3 6 16 16 14 2 3 9 8 26 -18 30
13 Nyva Ternopil' 29 8 6 15 29 49 15 5 4 6 15 17 14 3 2 9 14 32 -20 30
14 Avanhard 29 8 5 16 29 50 14 4 1 9 15 25 15 4 4 7 14 25 -21 29
15 Kremin' 29 6 5 18 22 49 15 3 4 8 10 20 14 3 1 10 12 29 -27 23
16 Krystal 29 3 3 23 20 60 14 1 1 12 12 29 15 2 2 11 8 31 -40 12

Read more about Persha Liga

The Persha Liga, also called the Ukrainian First League, is the second highest level of football in Ukraine. It currently has 16 teams playing each other home and away for a final league table after 30 fixtures. The winner promotes to the Ukraine Premier League, another possibly following through a playoff.