Our prediction for this Ukraine Premier League match:
Zorya will be aiming to bounce back from an unlucky defeat to Oleksandria when they take on Kolos at Slavutych-Arena. Zorya have been impressive at home ground this season, but this time out there will be no spectators at the stadium due to the fierce of coronavirus spread. Midfielder Bohdan Mykhailichenko misses the match through suspension, but the fact that Zorya defeated Shakhtar Donetsk in their last home game is surely giving fans a reason for optimism.
Kolos, on the other hand, restarted the season with a 2-0 loss to Desna. The visitors have nothing to play for in the season finale, and given the importance of the match for the hosts, we are tempted to put our money on Viktor Skripnik’s troops. In their last meeting in the Ukrainian top flight Zorya defeated Kolos 2-0, and the history is likely to repeat itself.
Highlighted Team (Zorya):
Zorya are a professional football club that compete in the Ukrainian Premier League. The club was founded in 1923 and in 1972 they won Soviet Top League. Speaking of competitions in Ukraine, Zorya made it to the cup final in the 2015/2016 season, with the team losing to Shakhtar Donetsk (0-2) in the title game.
Despite suffering the loss to the Miners in the Ukrainian Cup final, Zorya made it to the Europa League group stages. It has to be noted that the Ukrainian team played out a 1-1 draw with Fenerbahce on their debut in the group stages of the European competition. Slavutych Arena has been the home ground of the club since 2014 and you should bear in mind that they played at Avanhard Stadium from 1951 to 2014.
Before the World War II Zorya played their home games at Lenin Stadium. The club’s home colours are black and white. Anatoliy Kuksov is the club’s most capped players, making 517 appearances for Zorya in all competitions.