“Tavria vs Illichivets
Simferopol got in a very difficult situation. They have a lot of injured and banned. Coach staffing choice is not great, so much will depend on how Oleg Luzhny will be able to set up the team for the match. In any case, “Tavria” players have little energy left and in a meeting with such a young and ambitious rival as “Illichivets” it will be difficult for them to overcome the difficulties… The Mariupol team is fast, mobile and well-organized, and it has shown that it can take points from the leaders. The fight in Simferopol will be serious. I predict a draw in this match.
“Volyn vs Chernomorets
The Odessans game is very impressive to me. Roman Grigorchuk`s team shows a spectacular soccer, good organization. But the Odessians lack stability. In addition, if we compare the future rivals, I must say that Chernomorets shows better team speed, but in terms of dedication Volyn looks more attractive. I think this factor will help the Luchans to win at home.
“Arsenal vs Zorya
Apparently, both teams are in a bad moral state after the matches of the seventeenth matchday. “Zorya won the entire match against Metallurg Donetsk, but lost in extra time added by the referee. Arsenal after the victory over Shakhtar was expected a decent game against Dynamo, but the Canaries lost 0:4. I think, Kyiv team is in a certain internal decline and Leonid Kuchuk should try hard to lead the team to the final match in a good psychological state. After all, Arsenal is a home team. I think the Canoniers will pull together and beat Lugansk.