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Shakhtar Donetsk takes on the challenge of FC Inhulets Petrove in the opening round of their Ukrainian Premier League. NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium will be buzzing with excitement on Saturday, July 24, as the Miners look to make another assault at the title.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inhulets: Top Free Betting Tips
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- Market: Match Winner
- Our tip: Shakhtar Donetsk
- Odds: 7/50
- Market: Over/Under 2.5
- Our tip: Over 2.5
- Odds: 1/2
- Market: Both teams to score
- Our tip: No
- Odds: 57/100
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Shakhtar Donetsk to Win
It is difficult to see beyond Shakhtar Donetsk in this fixture. They finished the last campaign with three successive victories, the last of which was secured over FC Inhulets Petrove. The three meetings between these sides have all ended in victories for the Miners and the record books will read four in four at the end of regulation time.
Total Goals: Over 2.5
In their three meetings since May 2019, Shakhtar Donetsk has won with scorelines of 4-0, 3-0, and 1-0. Inhulets averaged 2.42 goals per match last campaign, paling in comparison to the Miners' 2.8. Dictated by history and the tactics of new coach Roberto De Zerbi, the hosts should be able to ensure a high scoring affair on their own.
Both Teams to Score: No
The Miners have been dominant in their meetings with Inhulets. They have scored eight goals past their rivals and have yet to concede a single goal. We expect more of the same in this meeting as Roberto De Zerbi starts his reign in Shakhtar Donetsk's dugout. The fact that Inhulets has yet to score against them adds credence to this punt.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inhulets: Team News and Match Preview
Roberto De Zerbi's Sassuolo entertained in the Serie A and the same is expected off his Shakhtar Donetsk side. The Miners finished their last campaign as runners up in the Premier League but will be pleased with their performances in the UEFA Champions League. However, a season without a major trophy at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium is a year too long and De Zerbi will have the marker on his back from the get-go.
Serhiy Lavrynenko continues to guide FC Inhulets, forging his identity alongside that of the club in the Premier League. The minnows ensured continuity in the Ukrainian top-flight football with a 12th placed finish last time around. A repeat of the same will give him more breathing space as the Petrove based club establishes itself. They have a tough task on their hands in the 2021/22 season's curtain-raiser, travelling to the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium to take on the challenge of Shakhtar Donetsk.
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FAQs regarding Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inhulets Coverage and Accessibility
When is the match scheduled?
The match will take place on 24 July 2021 at 18:30 GMT.
Who are the top players to watch?
Tete will begin his fourth year in Shakhtar Donetsk. As he builds in physique and matures, more is expected of the young Brazilian forward.
Where is the game being played?
NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium.