Dynamo Kiev vs Malmo
Date: Thursday, 19 September 2019
Kick-off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium (Kiev).
A 4-3 defeat on aggregate at the hands of Club Brugge in the Champions League qualifiers meant that Dynamo Kiev would have to make do with a berth in the Europa League.
Despite beginning their domestic campaign on a strong note with back to back victories, the hosts have since gone without tasting success in their last four games. Their most recent clash at home saw them succumb to a 2-1 scoreline against Desna prior to which they were forced to share the spoils with Zorya.
Malmo worked their way up the ranks to earn a spot in the group stages and posted a 4-0 victory over Bnei Yehuda in the previous round. Back in the Allsvenskan, the squad are currently just two points short of overtaking Djurgardens at the helm as well.
Although the hosts have been hit by a sharp decline in form at the moment, that alone does not guarantee Malmo a win in this one, as Dynamo Kiev have always stepped up their game in European clashes.
Dynamo Kiev vs Malmo Head to head (h2h)
Their only recent encounter was a club-friendly earlier this year which finished as a stalemate.
Dynamo Kiev vs Malmo Prediction
The home team have not been able to put in a match-winning worthy performance since their victory over Lviv. Nevertheless, it needs saying that the hosts have been a much more convincing bunch in the comforts of home and have tasted defeat just twice in their last nine games here.
Additionally, Dynamo Kiev have been consistent in finding the back of the net irrespective of the result in each of their previous five games in a running and have scored eight goals from their last four fixtures alone.
The visitors have been at the losing end just once in their previous ten outings and have not been shy in racking up the goals tally either. However, despite their admirable away record, it is worth mentioning that the home team are a much more competitive side in comparison.
Taking into account that they were able to hold the Belgian side Club Brugge to a 3-3 draw in their last European clash, there is certainly reason to believe that Dynamo Kiev will be able to edge it past the visiting cavalry.
Furthermore, considering that both the teams have netted nine goals between them from their last two games alone, a high scoring clash with over 2.5 goals on the charts is certainly in the reckoning.
Dynamo Kiev vs Malmo Betting tips
Full-time result: Dynamo Kiev @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).