Besiktas vs Dynamo Kyiv
UEFA Champions League – Group B
Date: Wednesday, 28th September, 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK.
Venue: BJK Inonu Stadium, Besiktas.
The defending Turkish Champions Besiktas earned a priceless 1-1 draw against Benfica in their opening group game of Champions League under difficult circumstances. The team had plenty of fitness issues going into the match but were staring at a defeat before Talisca scored deep into the injury time to put the scores level. Interestingly, Talisca is a played still owned by Benfica, only on loan contract at the Turkish club for the next 2 seasons.
Dynamo Kiev couldn’t break the jinx in their group opener against Napoli as they succumbed to a narrow 2-1 defeat at home. It was the Ukrainian outfit who took the lead through Denys Harmash in the 26th minute. Only to see Arkadiusz Milik strike twice to put the Serie A upfront at the half-time whistle. It was more or less a drab second half and the only stand out moment was the sending off of Serhiy Sydorchuk in the 68th minute to dent any chances of Kiev for a comeback.
Besiktas vs Dynamo Kyiv: Head-to-Head Stats
Besiktas and Dynamo Kiev have met for a total of 8 times in UEFA competitions, with the latest 6 coming in the Europa League. Kiev lead the stats with 5 wins as against Benfica’s 2 wins, with 1 match ending in a draw. The Ukraine outfit also hold a healthy goal aggregate of 17 to 5.
Besiktas’ home record against Kiev in 4 matches is 2 wins and 2 draws. With the latest coming in the group stages of Europa League in 2011/12 season which finished in a 1-0 win for the Turkish outfit.
The two defeats to Besiktas remains the only defeats for Kiev in 9 trips to Turkey to take on Super Lig outfits. They won 4 and drawn 3 during the period.
Besiktas vs Dynamo Kyiv: Prediction
Besiktas are unbeaten in the 7 competitive matches since the beginning of the season. They have scored in every match regardless of the venue with 3 wins and 4 draws. They are coming on the back of a tough fixture against Galatasaray on the weekend which finished 2-2 and will be high on confidence and morale.
Dynamo Kiev on the aftermath on the 2-1 defeat to Napoli went on to loss again in the league fixture against Zorya. They have now bounced back with a win against Olimpik Donetsk, which is their first win in 5 competitive matches. Their record against Besiktas is fairly even, but the home side on current form are clear favourites for a surprise result on Wednesday evening.
By the look of the scoring forms of these two sides, the match is likely to see over 2.5 goals. Also, Besiktas have conceded in their last 4 home matches this season. So both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at is my recommended bet for this game.
Besiktas vs Dynamo Kyiv: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals at 2.15 (23/20)
Both Teams to Score at 1.90 (10/11)
Besiktas to Win at 2.25 (5/4).