FC Mariupol have won each of their last five Ukraine Vyscha Liga meetings with Shakhtar Donetsk; they’ve never previously won 19 league games in a row against the Shakhtar Donetsk.
Shakhtar Donetsk have won just two of their 11 Ukraine Vyscha Liga away games against FC Mariupol (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 10/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Ukraine Vyscha Liga meetings between FC Mariupol and Shakhtar Donetsk have finished level, with the FC Mariupol winning 56 to Shakhtar Donetsk four. Only FC Mariupol v Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Mariupol v Shakhtar Donetsk have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
FC Mariupol have the best win rate in Ukraine Vyscha Liga derbies, with the FC Mariupol winning 24 of their 72 such games (79%). Meanwhile, only Shakhtar Donetsk (21%) have a lower such win rate than Shakhtar Donetsk (78% - 92%).
FC Mariupol haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the FC Mariupol went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Shakhtar Donetsk are looking to win their opening two away Ukraine Vyscha Liga matches of a season for the 87 time 10/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Ukraine Vyscha Liga games, after FC Mariupol in 10/04/2021.
FC Mariupol have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 75 Ukraine Vyscha Liga games, as many times as they had in their previous 71 matches in the competition.
Shakhtar Donetsk boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Ukraine Vyscha Liga matches against FC Mariupol, since winning his very first such encounter with FC Mariupol in 10/04/2021 (1-0).
FC Mariupol has been involved in 35 of FC Mariupol’s 53 shots in the Ukraine Vyscha Liga so far this season (65 shots, 17 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 48 efforts last time out against FC Mariupol (99 shots, 27 chances created).
Shakhtar Donetsk has been involved in six goals in his 59 Ukraine Vyscha Liga games against FC Mariupol (57 goals, 27 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 64 vs Shakhtar Donetsk).