Football tips: Balkany Zorya vs Metalurh Zaporizhya - predictions and betting guide

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Competition: Ukraine Second League: Group B
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 12:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion im. Boris Tropanets (1600 seats)

Balkany Zorya battle against Metalurh Zaporizhya for glory and sporting success.

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

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Balkany Zorya form and stats

Perfect Second League: Group B season at home so far for Balkany Zorya 2 wins from 2 appearances. The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here at Stadion im. Boris Tropanets.

Balkany were outplayed and humiliated in their previous game, as mentioned in the paragraph above. They will need to reinstall their confidence before this one.

It's still early days, but we have some goal stats for the Balkany Zorya at home in the league. 7 on target and 1 scored by the opposition; from 2 matches.

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Metalurh Zaporizhya form and stats

Metalurh Zaporizhya are yet to lose a point on their Second League: Group B travels this season with 3 wins from 3 away games. Zaporizhya have won three away matches in a row now and will not be intimidated by being the visitors in this fixture.

Did you know that the longest clean sheet streak is 1816 minutes? This record is held by Mazaropi when he played in Vasco da Gama. Zaporizhya goalkeeper Yaroslav Kotlyarov is eager to challenge this, with his 180 minutes of keeping balls out from the net.

As mentioned above, Metalurh Zaporizhya was the only team on the pitch versus Enerhiya Nova Kakhovka in their previous game, winning 4-0. This could be a tougher task.

With an average of more than two away goals per league game away, Zaporizhya are regular goalscorers on their travels. Zaporizhya are tight as a drum on their travels, having allowed the opposition only 0 goals away.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the last four meetings between these two teams are: three wins for Balkany Zorya, zero draws and one win for Metalurh Zaporizhya. Over 2,5 goals: three times; under 2,5 goals: one game.

Top Goalscorers

Balkany ZoryaM. Zlatov
M. Zlatov
4 goals
BalkanyD. Bolokan
D. Bolokan
3 goals

Balkany Zorya missing players

Metalurh Zaporizhya missing players

Balkany Zorya Metalurh Zaporizhya
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
5 2 0 Played P 0 3 6
2 2 0 Won W 0 3 4
1 0 0 Drew D 0 0 1
2 0 0 Lost L 0 0 1
7 7 0 Scored S 0 7 12
6 1 0 Conceded C 0 0 4
80% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 83%
60% 100% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 67% 67%
60% 100% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 67% 67%
60% 100% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 33%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 17%
20% 50% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 17%
40% 50% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 100% 83%
60% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 17%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 3 3
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
0 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 7 17
0 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 3 9
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 33% 22%
Key stats in Second League: Group B this season:
  • All of Balkany Zorya's home-matches have had more than 3,5 goals.
  • Balkany Zorya have won all their matches at home so far.
  • Metalurh Zaporizhya have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Metalurh Zaporizhya have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Metalurh Zaporizhya have won all their away games 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 Metal Kharkiv 7 7 0 0 21 1 3 3 0 0 10 1 4 4 0 0 11 0 20 21
2 Metalurh Zaporizhya 6 4 1 1 12 4 3 1 1 1 5 4 3 3 0 0 7 0 8 13
3 Tavriya 6 4 1 1 11 5 3 2 1 0 4 2 3 2 0 1 7 3 6 13
4 Cherkashchyna-Akademiya 6 3 2 1 8 3 3 2 1 0 4 0 3 1 1 1 4 3 5 11
5 Hirnyk 5 3 1 1 12 5 2 1 1 0 7 2 3 2 0 1 5 3 7 10
6 Enerhiya Nova Kakhovka 6 3 0 3 11 12 3 1 0 2 6 6 3 2 0 1 5 6 -1 9
7 Balkany Zorya 5 2 1 2 7 6 2 2 0 0 7 1 3 0 1 2 0 5 1 7
8 Peremoga 6 1 4 1 3 4 3 1 2 0 2 1 3 0 2 1 1 3 -1 7
9 MSK Dnipro Cherkasy 6 1 3 2 3 7 3 0 1 2 1 6 3 1 2 0 2 1 -4 6
10 Nikopol 6 1 1 4 4 14 3 0 1 2 0 5 3 1 0 2 4 9 -10 4
11 Real Pharm 5 1 0 4 2 12 3 0 0 3 1 6 2 1 0 1 1 6 -10 3
12 Yarud Mariupol' 5 0 1 4 3 13 3 0 0 3 1 9 2 0 1 1 2 4 -10 1
13 Mykolaiv II 7 0 1 6 3 14 4 0 0 4 2 7 3 0 1 2 1 7 -11 1

Read more about Second League: Group B

The Ukrainian Second League (Druha Liha) is the third highest level in the Ukrainian football league pyramid. It is divided into two groups with ten teams each. Each team plays 27 fixtures to decide a final league table, with the winner of each group earning promotion. The final format of this league is yet to be decided.