Friday 21 Apr

Dyn. Kiev vs Shakhtar Donetsk Match Preview

20 Apr 2017 Keith M. UKRAINE: Premier League, Championship round
UKRAINE: Premier League, Championship round

FC Dynamo Kiev

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17:00 GMT
21 April 2017

FC Shakhtar Donetsk

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17:00 GMT 21 April 2017

The Dynamo Kyiv vs Shakhtar Donetsk match will be played on Friday, April 21, at the Olympic Stadium, Kyiv. This is the Ukraine Premier League derby match. Shakhtar Donetsk is currently 1st on the table with 66 points, while Dynamo Kyiv is 2nd on the table with 55 points at the moment.


  • Dynamo Kyiv is in a fantastic form - they recorded 6 victories in a row in all competitions. In their last 3 games, Dynamo didn't concede a single goal!
  • Shakhtar Donetsk slowed down in the past month - they recorded one draw and one defeat in their last four league matches. However, they still have almost a perfect record in away matches in Premier League - they recorded only one draw in 13 games.


In their previous 10 meetings, Shakhtar recorded 5 victories, Dynamo won only one game, while 4 games ended in a row. In 7 out of those 10 games, we saw under 2.5 goals.


Dynamo Kyiv had several thrilling games in the last two months, but it seems it is too late for them to challenge Shakhtar in the race for the title. Shakhtar has 11 points advantage, and with only 7 matches to go, it is very hard to believe that Shakhtar will lose the title. However, if Dynamo beat them, the difference will be "only" 8 points with 6  games to go. Either way, the team from Kyiv didn't beat Shakhtar for 3 years, and they don't need a bigger motive than that.

Latest matches: FC Dynamo Kiev

14.04.2017 Prem FC Zorya Lugansk FC Dynamo Kiev 0:1 W
09.04.2017 Prem FC Dynamo Kiev Olimpik Donetsk 4:0 W
05.04.2017 Ukra FC Naftovyk-Ukrnafta FC Dynamo Kiev 0:1 W
02.04.2017 Prem FC Oleksandria FC Dynamo Kiev 1:4 W
17.03.2017 Prem FC Dynamo Kiev Chernomorets Odessa 2:1 W


Shakhtar needs only a point from the upcoming match to practically secure the title. They have the chance to win the Ukrainian Cup too, they will play against Dnipro in the semifinals, and they will most likely face their biggest rival Dynamo Kyiv in the final. A victory in the upcoming game will be fruitful for the supposed Cup final too.

Latest matches: FC Shakhtar Donetsk

15.04.2017 Prem Olimpik Donetsk FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0:4 W
09.04.2017 Prem FC Shakhtar Donetsk Chernomorets Odessa 1:2 L
05.04.2017 Ukra FC Poltava FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0:3 W
02.04.2017 Prem FC Zorya Lugansk FC Shakhtar Donetsk 1:2 W
02.04.2017 Prem FC Zorya Lugansk FC Shakhtar Donetsk 1:2 W


Dynamo Kyiv should be more aggressive and attack-minded, while Shakhtar would settle for a draw here. We don't expect to see many goals in the next match.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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