Dynamo Kyiv – Slavia Prague, Champions League Prediction
Slavia Prague managed to get the draw in the last minute, because of a penalty shot after a chaos in the defense of Dynamo Zagreb. It is important to note that this is the least that Slavia deserved in this match. Dynamo Zagreb apparently came out for a draw and achieved it, although after the game they were not so happy. Now, however, a rematch is coming, which will be a radically different game. The Ukrainians have recorded 11 wins and 3 draws in their last 14 games. They couldn’t kick out Young Boys from the tournament last year, because of the away goal of the swiss and so they did not manage to join the group stages. But now they have a great chance to return to the groups again, although if they eliminate Slavia Prague, they will probably play with Ajax.
Slavia Prague is also in good shape, but it is evident in the first match that they have not enough experience in such games and despite their good performance they did not get a good result. Now they will look for a goal against Dynamo Kiev and if the match is going 0-0 at some point they will have to risk. They have, however, recorded 6 wins and 1 draw in their last 7 matches, so they are in a very strong shape. After returning to the Champions League qualifiers last year after an 8-year break, they failed to go through and were eliminated by APOEL in the playoffs.
The two teams are relatively equal, but the class and the traditions are on the side of the Ukrainians. They will also be hosts. Dynamo bought some good players during the transfer market and they got big ambitions for this season. They also showed that they can play smart. Our prediction is victory for Dynamo Kiev at 1.95
No missing players
The visitors are without Muris Mesanovic up front, while Jakub Jugas is missing for the month in the heart of the visitors’ defence