Club Brugge vs Dynamo Kiev
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 6 August 2019
Kick-off: 20:30 CET
Having finished second in Belgium’s championship last season, Club Brugge didn’t need to play in the first two qualifying rounds. They have played two official games the last 10 days though, as the new championship in Belgium has already started. Actually, Brugge looked impressive in both games, beating Beveren 1-3 on the road on their debut, and destroying Sint-Truiden 6-0 at home last Friday. Hans Vanaken and David Okereke have scored three goals each these last 10 days. Interestingly, Philippe Clement, their new coach (took over something over a month ago), told reporters after his team’s triumph on Friday that there are many things they still need to improve.
Aleksandr Khatskevich would love to have Luxembourg international Gerson Rodrigues available against Club Brugge, but the 24-year-old just signed his contract, and there was no time for the Ukrainian club to include him in the UEFA list for the third qualifying round. Just like Brugge, they didn’t have to play in the previous qualifying rounds. Last weekend they beat Lviv 0-3 on the road, their second game in as many games at the start of the season in Ukraine’s championship. Just before that, they won the Super Cup, beating arch-rivals Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1. Back to Rodrigues, he is their most expensive acquisition thus far this summer; they spent 2m euros for him, almost double what they spent to sign right midfielder Oleksandr Karavaiev from Zorya. Almost every summer they sell at least one key player, to… keep them going financially, but this time they didn’t see any big pile of money landing on their laps, which makes their qualification for the Champions League group stage all the more important.
Previous five matches:
Club Brugge vs Sint-Truiden 6-0
Beveren vs Club Brugge 1-3
Club Brugge vs Sporting Lisbon 2-2
Club Brugge vs Union Saint-Gilloise 3-2
Club Brugge vs Lokomotiva Zagreb 1-1
Lviv vs Dynamo Kyiv 0-3
Karpaty vs Dynamo Kyiv 0-2
Dynamo Kyiv vs Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1
Dynamo Kyiv vs Kolos Kovalinka 1-3
Dynamo Kyiv vs Obolon’-Brovar 1-1
Club Brugge’s next game is on Saturday, at Oostende (Belgium championship). Same day, Dynamo will be hosting Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine championship).
Club Brugge vs Dynamo Kiev: Head to head Stats
No history between these two.
Club Brugge vs Dynamo Kiev: Prediction
The hosts are considered favorites to win, but I prefer focusing on goals.
Club Brugge vs Dynamo Kiev: Betting Tips
“Over 2.5 goals”, at 2.10, is a bet I like in this game. Combined with “both teams to score” it goes up to 2.55.