Premier League match preview: Mariupol versus Dnipro-1

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Competition: Ukraine Premier League
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 12:00 (UTC)
Venue: Dnipro Arena (31003 seats)

The home fans are expecting three points in this fixture, as the home advantage should be put to good use versus a struggling visitor. Mariupol are in the 9th position while the guesting Dnipro-1 worry at 10th.

Insights:
  • Mariupol has the fewest points (0) at home in Premier League
  • Dnipro-1 have scored at least twice as many goals away as Mariupol have scored home.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Mariupol form and stats

Three Premier League home games done for Mariupol, who are not happy collecting 0 points from these matches. Regardless of arena the trend is looking very unhealthy for Mariupol with their four defeats in a row. Not since the Lviv game, 91 days ago, have they avoided a loss. Game days at Dnipro Arena have recently become somewhat of a nightmare for Mariupol as they have lost three home games in a row. It hurts.

Stress levels are on the rise for Mariupol's attacking players as they have now played 270 minutes without scoring in a league game. D. Topalov was their last goal scorer.

Mariupol's previous game was also a home match, the defeat 0-1 versus Zorya (placed 3rd). Preceding that match was a defeat to Oleksandria (0-1).

Mariupol have scored 1 goal here in 3 league matches, a depressing statistic. 4 goals have been conceded.

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Dnipro-1 form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Dnipro-1 so far with only 7 points returning home. The records show 2-1-4 (win-draw-lose).

184 minutes! That's how long the Dnipro-1 goalkeeper Valeriy Yurchuk and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

Dnipro-1 play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 2-0 victory visiting Olimpik Donetsk (placed 8th). A home win before that, celebrating 2-0 vs Inhulets.

After this away game Dnipro-1 return home for a Ukrainian Cup game against Oleksandria. That game is only four sleeps after this.

The travelling fans enjoy Dnipro-1's attacking play in away games, having scored 11 goals in 7 league matches away. Dnipro-1 have conceded 16 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Dnipro-1 - Mariupol 1-2. As for the last six games between these two teams, there's four Mariupol victories, zero draws and two Dnipro-1 wins. Over/under statistics; four of these games ended with three goals or more, two matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Dnipro-1O. Nazarenko
O. Nazarenko
4 goals
MariupolA. Bondarenko
A. Bondarenko
3 goals
Dnipro-1O. Khoblenko
O. Khoblenko
3 goals

Mariupol missing players

Dnipro-1 missing players

Mariupol Dnipro-1
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
15 3 0 Played P 2 7 15
4 0 0 Won W 1 2 4
4 0 0 Drew D 0 1 2
7 3 0 Lost L 1 4 9
14 1 0 Scored S 3 11 20
21 4 0 Conceded C 4 16 28
87% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
53% 33% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 93%
40% 33% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 71% 60%
27% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 71% 47%
20% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 43% 20%
47% 33% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 86% 67%
27% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 14% 20%
40% 67% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 13%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.5 3.3 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 2.7 2.7
4 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 3
 
8.3 8.7 0 Shots (avg) S ( 12.5 13.1 12.1
4.1 4.7 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 3.6 3.9
23% 7% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 75% 44% 34%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • All of Dnipro-1's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Dnipro-1 have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Dnipro-1 have scored at least twice as many goals away as Mariupol have scored home.
  • Dnipro-1 have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Dnipro-1 haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Mariupol has the fewest points (0) at home in Premier League
  • Mariupol has the fewest scored goals (1) at home in Premier League
  • Mariupol have lost all their home matches so far.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Dynamo Kyiv 15 10 4 1 29 12 8 4 3 1 12 8 7 6 1 0 17 4 17 34
2 Shakhtar Donetsk 15 9 6 0 35 11 8 6 2 0 23 6 7 3 4 0 12 5 24 33
3 Zorya 14 7 5 2 26 11 7 3 3 1 12 6 7 4 2 1 14 5 15 26
4 Desna 15 6 6 3 20 14 8 5 2 1 13 6 7 1 4 2 7 8 6 24
5 Vorskla 15 5 7 3 20 13 5 3 2 0 11 3 10 2 5 3 9 10 7 22
6 Oleksandria 15 6 4 5 23 18 9 5 2 2 18 11 6 1 2 3 5 7 5 22
7 Kolos Kovalivka 15 5 7 3 20 16 8 2 5 1 10 6 7 3 2 2 10 10 4 22
8 Olimpik Donetsk 14 5 2 7 21 25 9 3 2 4 14 16 5 2 0 3 7 9 -4 17
9 Mariupol 15 4 4 7 14 21 3 0 0 3 1 4 12 4 4 4 13 17 -7 16
10 Dnipro-1 15 4 2 9 20 28 8 2 1 5 9 12 7 2 1 4 11 16 -8 14
11 Inhulets 15 1 9 5 15 24 9 1 6 2 9 13 6 0 3 3 6 11 -9 12
12 Lviv 14 3 3 8 10 29 6 1 1 4 4 14 8 2 2 4 6 15 -19 12
13 Rukh Vynnyky 15 1 7 7 13 26 8 1 5 2 9 9 7 0 2 5 4 17 -13 10
14 Minai 14 2 4 8 10 28 7 2 1 4 5 12 7 0 3 4 5 16 -18 10

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The Ukrainian Premier League is the highest division of football in Ukraine. It was created in 1991 as Ukraine declared independence from the Soviet Union. Twelve teams play each other twice in a 22 match regular season to create a league table. The table then splits in half resulting in a Championship round and a Relegation round, each playing ten more fixtures.