Shakhtar Donetsk vs Dynamo Kiev
Ukraine – Super Cup
Date: Saturday, July 15th, 2017
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Chornomorets, Odessa.
For the last ten years, Shakhtar Donets and Dynamo Kiev are taking turns when it comes to winning Super Cup and overall domination in Ukraine. Last season, the team from the capital lifted the trophy and ended four-year drought in Super Cup.
Shakhtar’s friendly matches certainly didn’t finish as they planned. Recently, Shakhtar were placed in the 18th position on UEFA club rankings list. However, they are showing poor football for one of the best teams in Europe.
Back on July 1st, Shakhtar beat Bochum with 2-0 in the first friendly match of the season. A few days later, they beat Danish Odense with 3-2.
When it seemed that the Ukrainians are building up their form, two unexpected results followed. They played a goalless draw with Holstein Kiel, followed by a defeat by Belgian Charleroi.
Dynamo outclassed the opposition in their prep period. They had slightly weaker opposition, but nevertheless, registering 4 wins and a draw is a satisfying result before the season kicks off.
Firstly, they steamrolled Wattens, Austrian second division team with 4-0. Quickly after, they drew Romanian FC Botosani as the match concluded 1-1.
In the last three games, Dynamo beat Craiova, Wacker Innsbruck, and finally Sparta Prague.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Dynamo Kiev: Head-to-head
The two Ukrainian arch-rivals will meet for the fourth time this season. Shakhtar won two games with the minimal result of 1-0 in Cup and Pari-match league, while Dynamo recorded enjoyable 2-3 victory in Donetsk in their most recent clash.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Dynamo Kiev: Prediction
Shakhtar are looking for the retaliation for the defeat suffered two months ago, but Dynamo are looking like a better team at the moment. Taking Shakhtar’s poor performances in the last two friendly games, backing the team from the capital seems like a solid choice.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Dynamo Kiev: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Dynamo Kiev Double Chance at the odds of 1.80 with Bet365.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Both Teams to Score YES at the odds of 1.84.