Dynamo vs. Vorskla. Match preview

Dynamo vs. Vorskla. Match preview

Sunday’s league match between Dynamo Kyiv and Vorskla Poltava will be the two sides' 26th meeting in Ukrainian top-flight competition. To date, the White-Blues have claimed twenty wins, four draws and one loss from their twenty-five previous matches against opposition from Poltava with 61 goals scored and 17 conceded. Since defeating Dynamo in the first home match back in 1996, Vorska have failed to win any of their next league games against the Kyivers. In twelve home games Dynamo have recorded ten wins and two draws, with the goal difference of 31:5.

The 2002/2003 season saw the most prolific game when Vorskla was defeated 8-0, with Leandro, Shatskikh and Diogo Rincón going for a double. The most frequent score is 2:1 (7 times)

The highest scoring players for Dynamo are Serhiy Rebrov, Diogo Rincón, Andriy Shevchenko and Maksim Shatskikh (including Maksim’s hat trick in the 1999/2000 season). Each of them has amassed six goals in Vorskla’s net. The opponents boast rather modest achievements: 2 goals from 3 top scorers (Chuychenko, Kobzar and Grumic).

The Week 19 match with Vorskla will be a special one for Dynamo midfielder Serhiy Kravchenko, who may come up against his former team-partners for the first time.


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