FC Lviv vs Dynamo Kyiv
Ukraine – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 28 July 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Arena L’viv (L’viv).
Dynamo Kyiv have been in great form recently and they’ve started the new campaign with a Super Cup win over Shakhtar Donetsk and a 1-0 Matchday 1 Premier League win over Vorskla, building on a three-match winning streak seen beforehand as well as a streak of 11 games without a defeat. They now travel to Lviv hoping to build on such a streak with another confident display, building towards the top of the table early in the campaign.
Dynamo have been rock-solid defensively and we’ve seen two clean sheets now behind them, as they narrowly turned both early-season clashes their way with just two goals netted along the way. Alyaksandr Khatskevich will now hope his men can build on such records at Arena L’viv too, which promises a very narrow contest.
Lviv also come into the match on the back of a 0-2 win over Arsenal Kyiv, as they built on a fine pre-season campaign and made an immediate impact after joining the Ukrainian top flight. They’ve been tough defensively too and while it’s questionable whether they have what it takes to beat Dynamo, it’s obvious they’ll be putting on a very solid challenge.
FC Lviv vs Dynamo Kiev Head-to-head
The sides’ have met just twice beforehand, back in the season 2008/09.
Dynamo have bagged two narrow wins over the rivals, securing the points with just one goal on both occasions.
Dynamo look heavy favourites to do just about the same on the day.
FC Lviv vs Dynamo Kiev Prediction
We will back Dynamo to cause an upset at Arena L’viv and bag a win to Nil, which comes at 1.70 and looks a great way to go about the market. They’ve been great at the back and it’s really tough seeing Lviv breaking them down.
However, we don’t feel Dynamo will make this one into a one-sided contest either and we’ll thus also back Under 2.5 goals FT at 2.20, which could prove overpriced at Lviv manage to put on a confident defensive display like we’ve seen over the past couple of weeks.
FC Lviv vs Dynamo Kiev Bet Tips
Dynamo to win to Nil @ 1.70
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.20