Dynamo Kyiv vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Date: Wednesday, 9 May 2018
Kick-Off at 18:30 UK / 19:30 CET
Venue: Dnipro Arena, Dnipropetrovs’k.
Dynamo Kyiv stunned their fans with the disappointing 1-1 draw to fifth-placed Mariupol’ at home on Friday evening. The loss practically got them out of the contest for the title in the Ukrainian Premier League, leaving the defending champions Shakhtar five points above at the top with just two games left to play.
Can the team led by Aleksandr Khatskevich at least lift the silverware in the in the cup? We are about to find out on Wednesday evening when the Ukrainian heavyweights are about to lock horns in the replay of the last term’s final. The Miners completed the domestic double last season, beating Dynamo 1-0 in the cup final.
Shakhtar will come into this final in higher spirits after Dynamo’s mentioned slip-up, but we will still be in for a thrilling encounter in the battle for the trophy on the neutral venue at Dnipro Arena.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Head-to-head
The most recent head to head history, however, belongs to Dynamo Kyiv.
Khatskevich’s side won two and drew one of last three meetings with Shakhtar who have failed to find the back of the net in the process.
Overall, the Miners were much more successful with 28 wins to Dynamo’s 19 in 56 meetings.
Only one of last seven H2H ties saw both teams on the scoreline.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Prediction
The stakes are high and we expect the continuation of the low-scoring trend in H2H affairs between the Ukrainian heavyweights here. Shakhtar did not score a goal in last three meetings with Dynamo Kyiv which is why it’s hard to recognize the value in the 1.90 odds offered for their win here
The bet you just can’t make a mistake with is Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.66, based on both H2H tradition as well as the importance of the match itself. The value-seekers could try with the draw, set at 3.40.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66
Draw @ 3.40.