Dynamo Kyiv vs Olympiacos: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Thursday, February 21st, 2019, @15:00
Away goals may prove crucial in this second leg as these two sides shared a 2-2 draw in Piraeus in the first match.
Dynamo Kyiv scored in the 89th minute against Olympiacos to give themselves a really good chance of progressing to the next stage of this season’s Europa League. The Greek side could find conditions tough and the home side will now be big favourites with the sports betting sites of going through.
Olympiacos are still some way behind PAOK in the Greek Superleague so will be looking for an extended run in European competition. Finishing above Milan in the group stage was an achievement but it will mean nothing if they cannot get past Kyiv here.
Dynamo Kyiv experienced a bit of a blip in form just before the Ukrainian winter break and now sit seven points behind Shakhtar Donetsk in the race for the title. That seems like too much of a gap to make up so an attempt at the Europa League is their only realistic option of glory.
Olympiacos won three of the last four group matches to squeak past Milan on goal difference. But now bookies will be lengthening their odds of progressing, as they need to win in Kyiv in winter. This one should finish in a home win and Dynamo could keep things tight to finish 1-0 winners.
Dynamo Kyiv to win to nil
Dynamo keeper Denys Boyko has already kept 16 clean sheets in all competitions so may be trusted to ensure that the home side win to nil.
Dynamo Kyiv to win
Olympiacos may have a fairly good overall recent record but they have lost four of their last six matches away from home and will find conditions difficult in Ukraine.
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In three matches Olympiacos have never beaten Dynamo Kyiv – drawing at home in the first leg and drawing and losing the other two when they last met in 1975.
Olympiacos scored eleven goals in six group stage matches and may attempt to take the match to Dynamo in Kyiv. Only Salzburg have recorded more attempts on goal in the competition this season so their confidence is well based.
This is Dynamo’s 12th game in Europe this season having come through two Champions League qualifying ties before starting their Europa League campaign.
Olympiacos will be wary going to Kyiv as they have only been able to record a single victory away from home in both their three group stage matches and their two qualifying games – and that win was against Luxembourg debutants F91 Dudelange.
Dynamo Kyiv have a rich tradition in European competition but have not made it past the round of 16 in either the Champions League or the Europa League since 2015. They exited this competition to Lazio at this stage last season.