Football tips: Metal Kharkiv vs Nikopol - predictions and betting guide

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Competition: Ukraine Second League: Group B
Competition: Thu 08.April
Match begins: 22:00 (UTC)

A home win is expected from this fixture if the league table is anything to judge by. The Metal Kharkiv fans are optimistic that the difference between 1st and Nikopol's 11th place in the table will show on the pitch.

Insights:
  • Metal Kharkiv have the most scored goals (33) in Second League: Group B
  • Nikopol have the fewest matches over the total-line (0) in Second League: Group B

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!

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Metal Kharkiv form and stats

This stadium has been a fortress for Metal Kharkiv in the Second League: Group B so far this season with the win-draw-loss statistic 5-1-0. The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here.

Defensively the home team are doing well, with their goalkeeper not having conceded a league goal in 389 minutes.

Kharkiv are showing their attacking force in their league home games this season, scoring more than 2,5 goals per game on average (17 goals in 6 games). Defensively Kharkiv have been outstanding, conceding less than half a goal on average per home game in the league (1 in 6 games). For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Nikopol form and stats

There's been little loot from Nikopol's travels as they have only collected 4 points from 6 away games in the Second League: Group B. Nikopol only have 1 win to counter their 4 defeats and 1 draw. Recent form does not give Nikopol much hope, as the visitors have lost three games in a row. Metal Kharkiv will be a tough nut to crack. Nikopol seem to be suffering from homesickness with two consecutive losses away. Third time lucky?

The visitors have scored 5 goals from 6 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. The Nikopol defense is as useful as an ashtray on a motorcycle, having conceded 18 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Nikopol - Metal Kharkiv 0-2.

Metal Kharkiv missing players

Nikopol missing players

Metal Kharkiv Nikopol
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
13 6 2 Played P 2 6 14
11 5 2 Won W 0 1 2
2 1 0 Drew D 0 1 3
0 0 0 Lost L 2 4 9
33 17 11 Scored S 2 5 10
2 1 0 Conceded C 13 18 29
85% 83% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 83% 86%
85% 83% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 83% 79%
46% 50% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 50% 43%
31% 33% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 100% 50% 21%
15% 33% 100% Over 4.5 O 4.5 100% 33% 14%
15% 17% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 50% 36%
85% 83% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 17% 21%
15% 17% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 50% 57%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.3 2.8 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 1.5 2.4
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
9.8 9.2 12 Shots (avg) S ( 1 1 5.2
4.2 4.5 7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0.5 0.5 2
44% 50% 71% Goal Efficiency G E 200% 200% 40%
Key stats in Second League: Group B this season:
  • Metal Kharkiv have not yet lost a game.
  • Metal Kharkiv have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Metal Kharkiv have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Metal Kharkiv have scored more than double the goals of Nikopol.
  • Metal Kharkiv have the fewest conceded goals (1) at home in Second League: Group B
  • Metal Kharkiv have the fewest conceded goals (2) in Second League: Group B
  • Metal Kharkiv have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (0) in Second League: Group B
  • Metal Kharkiv have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (2) in Second League: Group B
  • Metal Kharkiv have the most clean sheets (11) in Second League: Group B
  • Metal Kharkiv have the most clean sheets (5) at home in Second League: Group B
  • Metal Kharkiv have the most scored goals (33) in Second League: Group B
  • Metal Kharkiv have the most scored goals in the second half (20) in Second League: Group B
  • Metal Kharkiv have the the best goal difference (+31) in Second League: Group B
  • Metal Kharkiv is in the best form (4-2-0)
  • Nikopol have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Nikopol have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Nikopol have the fewest matches over the total-line (0) in Second League: Group B

  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 13 11 2 0 33 2 6 5 1 0 17 1 7 6 1 0 16 1 31 35
2 Hirnyk 14 8 5 1 31 11 7 5 2 0 20 3 7 3 3 1 11 8 20 29
3 Metalurh Zaporizhya 13 9 2 2 30 11 6 3 2 1 17 8 7 6 0 1 13 3 19 29
4 Tavriya 13 8 3 2 23 11 6 4 2 0 9 4 7 4 1 2 14 7 12 27
5 Cherkashchyna-Akademiya 10 5 4 1 14 7 6 4 2 0 8 2 4 1 2 1 6 5 7 19
6 Enerhiya Nova Kakhovka 14 5 3 6 20 21 7 3 2 2 14 8 7 2 1 4 6 13 -1 18
7 Peremoga 12 3 6 3 11 11 6 3 2 1 8 5 6 0 4 2 3 6 0 15
8 Balkany Zorya 13 3 3 7 12 18 6 3 1 2 10 7 7 0 2 5 2 11 -6 12
9 Yarud Mariupol' 12 3 3 6 13 23 7 2 2 3 8 12 5 1 1 3 5 11 -10 12
10 MSK Dnipro Cherkasy 12 2 5 5 8 18 6 1 2 3 4 9 6 1 3 2 4 9 -10 11
11 Nikopol 14 2 3 9 10 29 8 1 2 5 5 11 6 1 1 4 5 18 -19 9
12 Real Pharm 14 3 0 11 8 32 7 2 0 5 6 11 7 1 0 6 2 21 -24 9
13 Mykolaiv II 14 1 3 10 8 27 6 0 1 5 3 11 8 1 2 5 5 16 -19 6

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.