Ostersunds vs Zorya
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Date: 23 November 2017
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
Now what? Ostersunds have been one of the biggest surprises this season, if not the single biggest surprise (starting from the qualifying rounds, eliminating Galatasaray and PAOK), but… this is the first Europa League game they are playing after Sweden’s season came to an end. They haven’t played an official game since November 5, when they drew 0-0 at Jönköpings Södra, finishing 5th in the championship. Will they look… rested, fresh, or “out of tune”? It remains to be seen. A fact is that they are leading(!) in the group, and this is their biggest opportunity to finish it off. A draw won’t secure them a spot in the last 32 mathematically, but it won’t be a horrible result either. A win will mean… party time at Ostersunds, and at least two more games for them in February.
Second in the table, after four matches, still possible to finish anything from… first to last. Zorya shocked Athletic and Hertha, those six points they earned over their two biggest group rivals have them second, in a table that looks… surreal, with Ostersunds and the modest Ukrainian side leading, and Athletic with Hertha Berlin being third and fourth respectively. Last weekend they drew 1-1 at home to Veres. Keep in mind that they haven’t won a match in something over a month. In their last five matches in all competitions they have three draws and two losses, with two of those draws being at home against rather average opponents. They are 6th in Ukraine’s championship, a position that… doesn’t match with how impressive they looked in those two games against Athletic and Hertha in the Europa League group.
Previous five matches:
Jönköpings Södra vs Ostersunds 0-0
Athletic Bilbao vs Ostersunds 1-0
Ostersunds vs Elfsborg 4-1
Goteborg vs Ostersunds 0-1
Ostersunds vs Athletic Bilbao 2-2
Zorya vs Veres 1-1
Olimpik Donetsk vs Zorya 3-3
Hertha vs Zorya 2-0
Zorya vs Oleksandria 2-2
Zorya vs Shakhtar Donetsk 3-4
Next game for Ostersunds is on December 7, at Hertha Berlin, on the last day of the group stage. The season in Sweden is already over. Zorya will be hosting Zirka on Sunday (Ukraine Premier League).
Ostersunds vs Zorya: Head to head Stats
Their game earlier this season, was the first ever between these two.
Ostersunds vs Zorya: Prediction
Ostersunds have already beaten Zorya in Lviv (that’s where the Ukrainian side play their home games in the Europa League this season), and they can definitely do it again.
Ostersunds vs Zorya: Betting Tips
Ostersunds’ win pays 1.80. “Both teams to score” is at 2,10, and Ostersunds win combined with over 2.5 goals is at 3.10 betting odds.
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