On Monday, November 28, Krivoy Rog will host the match of the 15th round of the Ukrainian Premier League, in which the local Kryvbas will host Dnipro-1 at the home stadium Gornyak. The starting whistle will sound at 14:00.
The club from Krivoy Rog entered the elite division of the Ukrainian championship following the results of the last season. True, Oleksandr Babich led Kryvbas UPL, but in the summer he was replaced on the coaching bridge by Yuriy Vernidub, known for his successful work in Lugansk Zorya and Moldavian Sheriff. Many expected that under the guidance of such an experienced mentor, the Kryvyi Rih team would immediately please the fans with their results, but so far it is not going very well.
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Of the 13 matches played, Kryvbas won only three, the same number of matches ended in a draw. And Kryvbas lost in more than half of the cases. However, in the previous three fights, Vernidub’s wards scored 6 points, so it is quite possible that things will gradually get better. That’s just half of the season is already behind, then the winter break, in which, obviously, it is necessary to work on the bugs.
This week Oleksandr Kucher’s team was supposed to play the rescheduled match of the 1st round of the UPL championship with Oleksandriya. But the game was interrupted already at the beginning of the first half due to air raids. The clubs decided to finish the match later. Most likely, this will happen next year, so a very difficult calendar awaits Dnipro in the spring.
And the players of Dnipro-1 have something to fight for. They are now the favorites in the fight for the championship title. Kucher’s wards have not lost a single match in the national championship and scored 35 points out of 39 possible in 13 matches. The gap from the nearest pursuer, which is Shakhtar Donetsk, is 5 points. Also in the League of Conferences, the club from the Dnieper will continue its journey. Fortunately, Kucher has a lot of experienced players in his squad.
Both teams approached the reporting game without disqualifications. Valery Luchkevich, Emiliano Purita, Domingo Blanco and Artem Gromov remain injured in the Dnipro-1 infirmary.
Probably, Dnipro legionnaires will not play in Krivoy Rog, with the exception of the brave Brazilian goalkeeper Max Valef.
Yuriy Vernidub will not be able to rely only on the injured central defender Dmitry Semenov.
«Krivbass»: Sarnavsky – Dybango, Lovrych, Yakymets, Stetskov, Kapych, Khomchenovsky, Banada, Voloshyn, Mykytyshyn, Debelko.
“Dnepr-1”: Valef – Adamyuk, Svatok, Sarapiy, Loginov, Babenko, Rubchinsky, Pykhalenok, Nazarenko, Hutsuliak, Dovbyk.
November 28, Monday