The well-known journalist and editor-in-chief of Football magazine Artem Frankov has prepared a forecast for the Ukrainian Cup match between Veres and Shakhtar.
"The Ukrainian Cup. The teams have already met in the current Ukrainian championship and surprisingly, the powerful predictions were defeated - Veres won a 1-1 draw at home. As you can imagine, the situation is exactly the same now, especially as Shakhtar have just lost points again in the league, having played the same way against Rukh Lviv (and there was a sending-off too).
In principle, Veres is weaker than Shakhtar, and there's nothing much to think about here - except to wonder whether it's worth taking advantage of such terrible coffers in favour of the national champion.
Moreover, Shakhtar's defence currently has neither Bondar, Matvienko nor Rakitsky - hence another skewed odds: in favour of totals over 2.5 and 3.
My bet: TM 2.5 for 2.39," said Frankov.