Dynamo Kyiv vs Lazio
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 15 March 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: NSK Olimpijs’kyj (Kyiv).
Dynamo Kyiv have managed to pull off an upset by holding Lazio to a 2-2 draw in the first leg of their Europa League tie seven days ago at Stadio Olimpico. The achievement is greater for the Ukrainians if we know that they’ve avoided a defeat in spite of the fact that Simone Inzaghi used his best possible lineup featuring the likes of Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic Savic in the starting lineup.
The Italian manager may, however, pay the price for such decision since the team obviously lacked freshness in the weekend’s away fixture at Cagliari as it was only the 95-th minute equalizer from their top scorer Ciro Immobile which saved a point for Biancocelesti at the end. Lazio are now only a single point above Inter Milan in the battle for the top four finish in Serie A and securing the Champions League football next year remains the main goal for the Italian outfit.
Dynamo will hardly catch their bitter rivals Shakhtar Donetsk who are six points clear at the top of the Ukrainian Premier League standing and they will no doubts be highly motivated to capitalize on the fantastic result from the first leg in Rome and save the advantage in front of their crowd at NSK Olimpijs’kyj. Given that Lazio have been struggling to keep things tight at the back lately (four conceded goals in last two games against Dynamo Kyiv and Cagliari), we do see space for Junior Moraes to thrive in the final third on Thursday.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Lazio: Head-to-head
The clash played seven days ago at Olimpico was the first ever H2H meeting between these two sides.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Lazio: Prediction
We expect another high-scoring contest between these two sides who fancy attacking football. Backing goals at both ends just has to be the way to go and we’ll take this bet with higher stakes at 1.61.
Junior Moraes has scored seven goals for Dynamo so far in the competition and he was on target in team’s last two affairs (against Lazio and Veres). We will alternatively back the Brazilian forward to find the net at the odds of 2.50.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Lazio: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.61
Junior Moraes to score anytime @ 2.50