Dynamo Kiev vs Mariupol
Ukraine – Premier League
Date: Friday, 4 May 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: NSK Olimpijs’kyj (Kyiv).
Dynamo Kyiv narrowed the gap behind fierce domestic rivals Shakhtar Donetsk at the top of the league ladder down to three points thanks to a streak of six consecutive victories across competitions. Given there are three games left to play, and that the last round brings us the huge derby between the two mentioned likes, it is hard to expect any of them dropping points before that match.
The team led by Aleksandr Khatskevich notched four goals in each of back-to-back wins over Dnipro-1 and Veres before clinching a narrow 0-1 victory away at third-placed Vorskla through Dieumerci Mbokani.
Kyiv are now up against Mariupol’ who sit fifth in the league standings and who will enter the match off the back of three subsequent defeats in all competitions.
Dynamo Kiev vs Mariupol: Head-to-head
Mariupol’ have never been a tricky opposition for Dynamo Kyiv who have entirely dominated this match-up over the history.
Kyiv won 19, drew 4 and lost only 2 of 25 head to head encounters against Mariupol’.
Dynamo Kyiv were particularly impressive in games at NSK Olimpijs’kyj where they won 11 and drew 1 of 12 matches against Mariupol’.
Dynamo Kiev vs Mariupol: Prediction
Mariupol’ proved how vulnerable at the back they can be when they shipped as many as five goals in the recent cup loss to Shakhtar Donetsk. They’re yet to recover from it given they’ve lost two following league matches as well, playing the likes of Zorya and Shakhtar.
Dynamo Kyiv are desperate for the win which would get help them keep ground on the table-toppers and anything but a comprehensive victory for the hosts would represent a huge surprise for us here. Since Dynamo notched four goals in each of last two games in the Premier League, we do find the value in backing them to clinch a win by three or more goals at the sky-high 2.45 odds.
Dynamo Kiev vs Mariupol: Bet Tips
HT/FT Dynamo Kyiv/Dynamo Kyiv @ 1.61
Dynamo Kyiv -2.5 handicap @ 2.45