On Wednesday, May 24, in Rivne, at the Avangard stadium, the match of the twenty-eighth round of the Ukrainian Premier League in football will take place, in which Veres Rivne and Oleksandriya will play. The starting whistle of referee Roman Blavatsky from Lviv will sound at 15:00 Kyiv time.
In every venture, one of the key conditions for success is the timely start of the process. When it comes to the team’s struggle for survival in the “elite” division, the main thing here is to correctly analyze the calendar and get the necessary points where the level of rivals is at least comparable, and then you can go on certain adventures against the leading teams of the country. There is nothing supernatural in these words – these are the basic truths of successfully maintaining a residence permit in any division, but during the current campaign, Veres Rivne decided to deviate from these principles and try to follow their own unique path.
Let’s face it – the team of Yuri Wirth did not do well. The “red-blacks” had a great period at the start of the second round, when in a series of matches against direct competitors they had to get maximum points, and then calmly bring the season to the end, when clear favorites appeared on the calendar. But out of eight matches at the start of 2023, Veres won only one – against the hopeless Lviv (2:3), which had already managed to fly out of the championship ahead of schedule and, it seems, formally cease to exist.
And then it was the turn of the Rivne team to play against Zorya, Kolos (twice 0:1) and Shakhtar (1:2) with quite expected outcomes of confrontations. However, Yuriy Wirth’s team seemed far from hopeless in the course of these games, and especially in the meeting against the Pitmen, when they were less than a quarter of an hour short of a draw. Further, Veres will still have a game against Dynamo Kyiv, and the summer match against Ingulets will end the season. As we can see, there are options to score points, but as soon as the competitors cling to the result somewhere, the team that is third from the bottom of the table will become very uneasy.
There is still a certain understatement around Ruslan Rotan at the club level, as no one can fully understand his vision of football. It is obvious that Alexandria had problems with adapting to work led by a new mentor, the line-up of which is full of really talented performers. Otherwise, how could one explain this almost unique series of draw results, which in the end made life much more difficult for both competitors and the “polygraphers” themselves.
As a result, the team from the Kirovograd region will definitely not rise above the fifth line of the standings, which it currently occupies. This was evident in last weekend’s match against Dynamo Kiev, in which Oleksandriya lost with a devastating 1-5 score, although it hardly reflected the events on the football field with the utmost accuracy.
At the same time, Rotan’s team can still lose a place in European competitions for the next season. In order to prevent this from happening, “polygraphers” need to win at least one match out of three and wait for the loss of points from Vorskla Poltava and Kryvbas. At the same time, Oleksandria will look for their cherished points both in the upcoming game and in meetings against Zorya and Rukh Lviv, although it is obvious that none of the teams will want to drag it out to the last in this difficult season.
The football paths of Veres and Oleksandriya have previously crossed 11 times within the UPL, the First League and the Cup of Ukraine. There is an advantage in the number of victories from one of the teams – 5 successful games for Oleksandria, 3 draws, 3 victories for Veres. The last time the rivals played in an official match was in November last year – the match in Alexandria ended with the victory of the local team with a score of 3:2. Denis Miroshnichenko, Andrey Tsurikov and Denis Kostyshyn scored goals for the hosts, while Mikhail Shestakov and Mikhail Gaiduchik scored for the guests.
The main arbiter of the upcoming game will be 29-year-old Roman Blavatsky from Lviv, who already has 13 matches in the “elite” division to his credit. Side referees will be Alexei Mironov and Vladimir Korotin, and Kristina Kozorog will work as a reserve referee. Blavatsky has no experience of holding matches with the participation of Veres, while he crossed paths with Oleksandria three times – 3 wins.
Veres: Kogut – Gagun, Vovchenko, Matkobozhik, Kurko, Balan – G. Pasich, Kucherov, Klets, Bliznichenko – Shestakov.
“Alexandria”: Shevchenko – Kopina, Baboglo, Loginov, Skorko – Kovalets, Mustafaev, Fishing – Kozhushko, Kulakov, Kalitvintsev.
Forecast for confrontation
We believe that the owners will be able to surprise in the pursuit of survival. Our bet will be the position – “Veres” will not lose and TM 3 with a coefficient of 1.81.
May 24, Wednesday
“Veres” – “Alexandria”Smooth. “Vanguard”. 15:00 Live TV broadcast – Setanta Sports+ TV channel, YouTube channel and Setanta Sports platform
VERES – ALEXANDRIA. TEXT BROADCAST OF THE MATCH
Arbitrator: Roman Blavatsky (Lviv, Ukraine) Forecast Sport.ua – 1:1
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