Dynamo Kyiv vs Olympiakos
UEFA – Europa League
Date: Thursday, 21 February 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: NSK Olimpijs’kyj (Kyiv).
Dinamo Kyiv are going to host Olympiakos on Thursday evening in the battle for the place in the Europa League eight-finals.
Home side is challenging the domestic title, but they are seven points behind Shakhtar after the first half of the campaign in the Ukrainian top flight. Home side has played a lot of friendly matches during the winter break and they have been in variable form during that period.
Although Aleksandr Khatskevich’s side has been very tight in the back as they allowed only nine goals in the league, the hosts should have been more clinical in front of the oppositions’ goal. Dynamo Kyiv are also playing very well at home ground although they have suffered two defeats in front of their fans.
Olympiakos are also sitting on the 2nd place in the Greek Super League being nine points behind PAOK and they are still hoping to catch up their rivals. They missed a great chance to get just three points away from the top spot after losing in Thessaloniki two rounds ago. But Konstantinos Fourtounis and the lads improved in the latest match after beating the defending champions AEK by 4-1 at Karaiskakis.
The visitors stabilized their game lately and they are secure on the 2nd spot, they are doing a very good job in the final third, while their defence tightened up their lines.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Olympiakos: Head-to-head
These two sides had the chance to meet each other twice so far and we still don’t have the winner.
Their first clash was a friendly one and finished with 1-1 draw, while in the first leg in Piraeus a week ago, Dynamo Kyiv managed to secure a positive 2-2 draw.
As we can see, none of the sides managed to keep the clean sheet in those two occasions.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Olympiakos: Prediction
This is going to be another tight clash and both sides still have equal chances of proceeding to the next round. It wouldn’t be surprising if this one also ends with a draw, but we’ll see if it is going to be enough for Olympiakos since in that case, they need to score at least twice.
The visitors need to attack from the very start of the match and we should be able to enjoy another open clash between these two teams. It is highly expected that the crowd is going to see goals in both nets once again.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Olympiakos: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.30
BTTS Yes @ 1.80