ZORYA VS RAPID WIEN.
Indeed, the Ukrainians will need a far better performance if they are to match their achievement of last season in reaching the group stage of Europe's second-biggest competition with Rapid, easy winners in Vienna last Thursday and with a three-goal deficit, a massive turnaround is required for Zorya to emerge victoriously.
The hosts are likely to perform better as they do have a decent record at home in this competition, including a 1:0 win over Leicester in their most recent home match in this event. However, the more recent form has been less impressive, with Zorya taking only 7 points from their opening 5 fixtures in the Ukrainian top flight.
Ultimately, goals look a good option in this match, with both sides seeing a high percentage of both recent matches and recent EL matches seeing over 2.5 goals scored.
With Rapid losing 9 of their last 11 away matches in the EL, Zorya should be hopeful of at least reducing the deficit, and while they could win on the night, Rapid should prove too strong, and despite a decent effort, we expect the hosts to bow out despite a win on the night.
Final score 2:1
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