Jablonec vs Dynamo Kyiv
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 4 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Strelnice (Jablonec nad Nisou).
Dynamo Kyiv dropped two points as late as in the fifth minute of the added time two weeks ago when they ended up drawing 2-2 to Kazakhstani champions Astana. The team led by Aleksandr Khatskevich will thus hope to bounce back in the second round against group underdogs Jablonec who fell 2-1 away at Rennes on the opening day.
Jablonec made a dreadful start to the new Czech Liga campaign, but they look to have found the wanted form of late. Petr Rada’s troops made it back-to-back domestic league wins ever since the mentioned defeat at Roazhon Park. They showed fantastic attacking form bagging five in the process. Rada was especially proud of his lads after a demolishing 3-0 victory over Viktoria Plzen ten days ago.
Jablonec vs Dynamo Kyiv: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever head to head encounter between the two teams.
It is interesting to mention that Dynamo Kyiv have already played the Czech opposition this season.
They eliminated Slavia Prague 3-1 on aggregate in the Champions League qualifications.
Jablonec vs Dynamo Kyiv: Prediction
Dynamo Kyiv have a larger European experience, but they’ll be up against a highly motivated and in-form opposition here. The visitors have already shown defensive weaknesses in both Europa League and Ukrainian Premier League this season.
Knowing that Jablonec bagged three goals in last home fixture against the Champions League participants Viktoria Plzen, we just have to shoot for the 2.62 odds offered for Dynamo Kyiv to concede at least two goals in second straight Europa League fixture.
The more conservative punters will fancy the 1.44 odds offered for the hosts not to lose, while the home win is paid at 2.75. The visitors clearly also have quality in the final third to threaten Jablonec’s defensive line which makes BTTS a legit betting option as well at the odds of 1.90.
Jablonec vs Dynamo Kyiv: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.90 (9/10)
Jablonec Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.62 (13/8).