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Ukrainian Premier League betting tips 2020/21: odds & predictions

Betting tips for the Ukrainian Premier League

For easier access, we've put up this chart with our betting tips and predictions. If you would like to learn more and check out our analysis, you will find it below.

Ukrainian Premier League Selection and odds Bookmaker Bet here
Dynamo Kiev To win the league at 9/4 William Hill Add to betslip
Viktor Tsygankov Top scorer William Hill Add to betslip
FC Rukh Lviv To escape relegation William Hill Add to betslip

Always keep in mind that the odds are subject to change at all times, and you should check carefully before placing a bet.

Outright betting on the Ukrainian Premier League

League winner

The Ukrainian Premier League is one of those competitions which are dominated by a handful of sides, with smaller teams unable to break through into the top part of the table. The clubs that have put the league in such a chokehold are Shakhtar Donetsk and Dynamo Kyiv. To get a grasp of just how one-sided this league really is, we will put it like this – since 2003, Shakhtar Donetsk hadn't missed a season outside of the top 2, and during the same period, Dynamo Kyiv has only twice been outside the top 2. This means that when a new campaign begins, pretty much everyone is aware of who are the leading contenders to win the league. Shakhtar is looking for its fifth consecutive title but is currently tailing Dynamo Kyiv, who last won the UPL in 2016. The Donetsk side still considered favorites to win by the bookies, but this will be a challenging task with all the injuries that the squad has picked up. On the other hand, Dynamo Kyiv's players are in great form that can allow them a shot at the title. It will remain unclear until the very last day of the campaign, but backing Dynamo's triumph is much more worth considering the betting odds.

Top scorer

Victor Tsygankov is considered one of if not the most aspiring Ukrainian football talents in recent years. Product of Dynamo Kyiv's very own youth academy, the midfielder is happy to score so much for so far his only team. At 23 years-old, Tsygankov is destined for a great future, and he will be looking to back himself by earning the Ukrainian Premier League top-scorer title in the current season. The 2019/2020 campaign saw him finish 3rd with 14 goals, while Shakhtar's Júnior Moraes topped the chart for a second consecutive time. In the current campaign, things have been aligning well for Tsygankov to become the top-scorer. Moraes – the Ukrainian's biggest opposition has only scored twice so far and is out with an injury. Tysgankov is ranked 2nd with six goals for the current campaign, and there isn't a single Shakhtar player in the top 5. Iranian Shahab Zahedi is leading at the time, but we doubt that he can keep this rate up with his club Olimpik Donetsk.

To avoid relegation

FC Rukh Lviv, which just recently changed its name, is currently sitting at the bottom of the table and is considered the most likely club to get relegated. In the Ukrainian Premier League, only the single last spot results in demotion, and we believe that Rukh Lviv will be able to escape it. They are yet to get their first win but will most likely instantly move up the ladder once they get it. In the last years, Rukh Lviv has recorded draws against the top Ukrainian sides, and once it figures out the way to beat the lower-ranked teams, it will find a quick way out of the very bottom of the table.

General betting info on the Ukrainian Premier League

Betting on correct score draws

The Ukrainian Premier League has a high amount of its matches result in a draw. Furthermore, the most common match score in the current season is precisely 1-1, followed by 0-0. Combined, these two results make up for over 25% of the Ukrainian PL games. Given that the correct score market has highly valued odds, it may be worth betting on 1-1, and 0-0 correct score draws.

Half-time betting on draws

Again, we focus on draws in this section as well, with the small exception that this time we will look into the half-time market. The odds for a draw here a slightly lower, but the turnout is quite lovely. 44% of the current campaign games have ended as a draw at half-time, 33% of the 44% percent being 0-0 draws. This means that backing a Half-time Draw as well as No goals in the first half may bring in some profit.

Bookies to bet on the Ukrainian Premier League

William Hill – One of the most credited bookies worldwide, which will ensure a smooth and safe betting experience.

PaddyPower – This bookie offers a wide variety of markets on the Ukrainian Premier League presented in an intuitive and easy to use user interface.

Betway – Another bookie that allows you to wager on the UPL and provides you with exclusive sign-up offers.

FAQ about the Ukrainian Premier League

How many teams are participating in the Ukrainian top-flight? – Currently, 14 sides are participating in the Ukrainian Premier League, but the number will grow to 16 I the 2021-2022 campaign.

Which team has won the Ukrainian Premier League the most times? – Dynamo Kyiv holds the biggest amount of domestic league trophies in Ukraine with 15 titles, followed by Shakhtar Donetsk with 13.

Which team has the most top-flight seasons in its history? – Both Ukrainian colossus Shakhtar and Dynamo Kyiv haven't missed a season of UPL action, and both hold this record with 29 campaigns. They are the only two teams that haven't been demoted.

How many teams qualify for UEFA European tournaments? –  Two, the first-placed team is qualified for the Champions League group stages, and the second-placed team qualifies for the Champions League qualification rounds.