Ostersunds – FK Zorya Luhansk Prediction & Preview and Betting Tips (23.11.2017)


Östersunds FK and Zorya Luhansk meet at Jämtkraft Arena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). the Zorya Luhansk presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.

Ostersunds :

After 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, the home team is currently in the 1 st position, with 7 points won. In the last match, they lost by (1-0) away against Athletic Club, after in the previous match, they tied (2-2) at home against Athletic Club. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last match they played, for Allsvenskan, they tied with Jönköpings Södra away by (0-0). In the last 5 home matches for the UEFA Europa League the Östersunds FK have won 4 and tied 1.

For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 5 matches ago. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In the last 7 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 6 of their 12 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘).

The Östersunds FK returns to play before his fans, after two consecutive exhibitions away from home, having in this game the opportunity to reach his ninth game in a row without losing at home, for all competitions he is playing. The Group J is one of the strongest of this edition of the Europa League, being that, with two days left to the end of the group stage, all four clubs still have chances to achieve the classification. However, the situation of the Swedish team is more favorable, as it leads the group and a victory already guarantees access to the next phase. The team has been doing a good campaign in the Swedish championship, in which it now occupies the fifth position. In the continental tournament, the club has the best attack of its group, although that does not mean a great average, since it adds five goals in four parties. Coach Graham Potter often alternates the tactical scheme of the team, but must keep Sema as a reference in the creative sector.

FK Zorya Luhansk :

After 2 wins and 2 losses, the away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 6 points won. In the last match, they lost by (2-0) away against Hertha BSC, after in the previous match, they won by (2-1) at home with Hertha BSC. This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Veres by (1-1). In the last 10 away matches Zorya Luhansk has won 4, tied 3 and lost 3. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. . In 14 matches, they only got 1 comeback in the 5 matches in which they suffered the first goal.

Zorya Luhansk is not going through a good phase in the season, considering that he does not win five games, accumulating unsatisfactory results and losing important points inside the house, which prevents a very good campaign in the Ukrainian championship. However, in the Europa League the club has a reasonable performance and still has good chances of qualifying for the next phase, although Group J is very balanced, with a difference of three points from the leader for the last classified. When observing the numbers of the national championship, it is possible to notice that the team is characterized by a somewhat weak defensive system, and that is confirmed in the continental tournament, since it has the worst defense of its group. It is likely that the coach will organize the team in a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-1-4-1, maintaining the starting lineup, highlighting the good form moment of the left-back Sukhotskiy.

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