Dynamo Kyiv vs Rennes
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 8th November 2018
Kick-off at 17.55 UK/ 18.55 CET
Venue: NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev.
The fourth round of the Europa League fixtures in Group K sees Ukranian club Dynamo Kyiv hosting French mid-table team Rennes. Kyiv occupies a respectable second position in their domestic league while the latter is at the twelfth spot in Ligue 1.
Kyiv is unbeaten in this season’s Europa League competition so far. From three matches so far, they have secured five points. One win and two draws. In the process, Kyiv scored six goals while conceding five.
Rennes is the team in Group K with the most number of losses in the tournament at this point. They have registered two losses and a win, and thus three points in total. Rennes has scored the least number of goals, three while conceding the joint-most, five.
The reverse fixture in Rennes’s home ended in a 1-2 win for Dynamo Kyiv.
Rennes comes into this game after securing an away victory against Caen in the Ligue 1. After a goalless first half, two goals in the space of eight minutes put Rennes in front at 0-2. Later Caen came back with a goal in the dying minutes, but by then the match was strongly in the holds of the visitors.
Kyiv will be disappointed to let go a possible victory or at least a certain draw, on the road, against the strongest team in the Ukranian Premier League, Shakhtar Donetsk. Kyiv went ahead with a goal at the end of first half. But the home team hit back with a goal in the 54th minute. The game appeared to be heading to a draw when substitute Kovalenko struck the winner in the 96th minute.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Rennes Head-to-head (h2h)
- The only match between these teams was in this season’s Europa League, and it ended in an away victory for Kyiv with a 1-2 scoreline.
- Kyiv has lost just four of their last 28 matches.
- Rennes has just won two of their last nine matches.
- Kyiv has suffered losses in four of their last 26 matches at home.
- Rennes has won just two of their last 11 matches on the road.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Rennes Prediction
The home team has better chances to convert the three points in this match. The reverse fixture ended in a victory for Kyiv, who was then the away side. Considering they have the home crowd advantage this time around, it goes without saying, Rennes will have a hard time come Thursday night.
Kyiv has been absolutely stunning at their home this season. Their recent record is sufficient testimonial for that. They have lost just four of their last 26 matches at home. Their overall record too is quite impressive. Four losses in last 28 matches.
Rennes is at the opposite end of the spectrum, with their overall record as well as away record quite shambolic.
Expect Kyiv to win this match with comfortable ease. And considering they won the reverse fixture while on the road, and with their pretty strong backline, at home, Rennes will most probably be not allowed to put a goal in opposite net.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Rennes Betting Tips
Dynamo Kyiv to win @ 2.05 (12/11)
Both Teams to Score: NO @ 2.00 (1/1).