Dynamo Kiev vs Skenderbeu
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Date: 14 September 2017
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
The next three months are going to be… painful for Dynamo Kiev fans, seeing their team play in the Europa League, while their huge rivals Shakhtar Donetsk will be playing against some… giants in the UEFA Champions League group stage, but the players of the Kyiv side have no one to blame but themselves. They beat Young Boys 3-1 at home in the first leg of the third qualifying round, but lost 2-0 in Switzerland, and at least, at least, they managed to eliminate Maritimo in the Europa League playoffs, and secure group stage football for themselves this season. Last weekend they beat Oleksandria 3-0 in Kyiv, and they may be sitting second in the table, two points behind leaders Shakhtar, but they have a game in hand, and they have already beaten Shakhtar earlier this season, 1-0, in Kharkiv (Shakhtar’s new temporary home). It should be mentioned that on the last day of the transfer window Dynamo sold Andrey Yarmolenko to Borussia Dortmund, and it’s more than sure that a player of his quality will be missed.
Skenderbeu were the protagonists in one of the qualifying rounds’ biggest surprises, eliminating Dinamo Zagreb in the playoffs. Draw in Croatia (1-1), draw in Albania (0-0), it was the away goal rule that gave Skenderbeu the ticket to the Europa League group stage. They competed at the same level two years ago, but failed to make it through the group stage. The championship in Albania started – finally – just this last weekend, Skenderbeu beat Flamurtari 2-0 at home.
Previous 5 matches:
Dynamo Kyiv vs Oleksandria 3-0
Dynamo Kyiv vs Dinamo Brest 7-0
Dynamo Kyiv vs Maritimo 3-1
Dynamo Kyiv vs Stal Kamianske 4-1
Maritimo vs Dynamo Kyiv 0-0
Skenderbeu Korce vs Flamurtari 2-0
Mamurrasi vs Skenderbeu Korce 0-8
Skenderbeu Korce vs Dinamo Zagreb 0-0
Dinamo Zagreb vs Skenderbeu Korce 1-1
Skenderbeu Korce vs Mlada Boleslav 2-1
Dynamo Kiev’s next game is on Sunday, at Olimpik Donetsk (in Kyiv, Ukraine Premier League). A day earlier, Skenderbeu will be visiting Kamza (Albania championship).
Dynamo Kiev vs Skenderbeu: Head to head Stats
This is the first game ever between these two.
Dynamo Kiev vs Skenderbeu: Prediction
Any other result but a Dynamo win will be a major surprise.
Dynamo Kiev vs Skenderbeu: Betting Tips
Dynamo Kiev’s win pays close to nothing. Combining it with under 2.5 total goals though, you get to hope for an excellent 3.20 betting odds.
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