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If you are a fan of football betting and you are looking to broaden your wagering horizons, this article will provide you with exactly that.
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.
|Ukranian Premier League betting tips||Best Odds*||Bookmaker||Bet here|
Chernomorets Odessa vs Metalist 1925
Chernomorets Odessa to Win - 13/10 (2.30)
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Dynamo Kyiv vs Zorya Luhansk
Over 2.5 Total Goals - 20/31 (1.65)
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Kolos Kovalivka vs FC Minaj
Kolos Kovalivka to Win - 4/5 (1.80)
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Always keep in mind that the odds are subject to change at all times, and you should check carefully before placing a bet.
Chernomorets Odessa vs Metalist 1925: Chernomorets Odessa to Win
Although Chernomorets eight points behind Metalist right now and barely above the relegation zone, our prediction is for Chernomorets Odessa to win this match.
The reason lies in the fact that Metalist 1925 is on a five-game losing streak, so this will be a perfect opportunity for Chernomorets to get out of their slump with a win at home against a team of similar quality.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Zorya Luhansk: Over 2.5 Total Goals
The giants from Kyiv have lost just once this season in the UPL and we don't doubt that they will notch another win against Zorya. However, the odds are too low on this market, so we decided to go with goals.
Our prediction is for this match to go over 2.5 total goals since Dynamo Kyiv averaged 3.18 goals per game so far in the league, the same as Zorya Luhansk. So, these two teams should have no problem to combine for at least three goals.
Kolos Kovalivka vs FC Minaj: Kolos Kovalivka to Win
With three wins and a draw in the last four matches in the league, Kolos Kovalivka is in good form at the moment and we expect them to keep their good form going against one of the worst teams in the league.
After all, FC Minaj is in the second place from behind in the standings and they lost four of their last six games, along with two draws. So, we don't see how they can avoid another loss away from home, against an in-form team like Kolos.
Outright betting on the Ukrainian Premier League
As is the case with most other leagues, you can find outright betting markets for Ukrainian Premier League on some betting sites. So, let's take a quick look at the most popular outright bets for UPL:
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.
At the moment, the two clubs are tied in the first place, but Dnipro is actually close to them right now and they could potentially keep up with the two giants in the title race.
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 24 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.
At the moment, Artem Dovbyk of Dnipro is the goalscoring leader with 14 goals, while Tsygankov is right behind him with 11 goals. Other players with a potential to claim the topscoring award are Tete of Shakhtar Donetsk and Olivier Thill of Vorskla Poltava, with 9 and 8 goals, respectively.
To avoid relegation
There are more than a few clubs in the league this season who will fight to avoid relegation, especially since two teams are relegated directly, while two more teams will play in the relegation playoffs.
The biggest favourite to get relegated is Mariupol since they are currently last in the standings. Barely above them are FC Minaj and Chernomorets, while Inhulets, FC Lviv and Rukh Lviv are not that far away and could also end up in the mix when the season ends.
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.
Betfred – 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? – Until this season, 14 sides were participating in the Ukrainian Premier League, but that number will changed to 16 for 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 16 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 30 campaigns. They are the only two teams that haven't been demoted.
How many teams qualify for UEFA European tournaments? – Four teams will qualify for Europe next season from the UPL – the first two teams will go into the first-placed team is qualified for the Champions League qualifiers, while third and fourth teams in the standings will go into the Europa Conference League qualifiers.