Chelsea vs Dynamo Kyiv: UEFA Europa League play-off match prediction
The match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kyiv on March 7, 2019 will determine the winner of the first of two matches in this pair. The starting whistle at Stamford Bridge stadium will sound at 22:00 Kyiv time.Chelsea At the previous stage, the “blue” opposed the Swedish Malmö. After winning the away match (1:2), the Chelsea players went to the home match in the status of an outright favorite. In the return game, the Londoners were in no hurry to go on the attack from the starting minutes, realizing the responsibility and importance of this game, the hosts decided to wait out the starting minutes in their own half of the field and acted on the counterattacks. The first scoring chance near the gates of Malmö had to wait until the 32nd minute, the defenders of the guests did not have time to intercept the cross from Willian and almost allowed Cesar Azpilicueta to push the ball into the near corner. Londoners began to score after the break, Willian shot into the goalkeeper’s area, and Olivier Giroud pushed the ball into an empty net – 1:0 in the 55th minute. Rasmus Bengtsson managed to significantly alleviate the situation for the Blues, the Swede broke the rules near his own penalty area, for which he received a second warning and left the guests in the minority in the 73rd minute, and a few seconds later his team conceded for the second time, Ross Barkley converted a free kick blow – 2:0. Hudson-Odoi set the final score ten minutes later, the English midfielder moved from the flank and sent the ball into the far corner of the goal – 3:0. The London team won and now they will try to repeat a similar result in the Chelsea – Dynamo Kyiv match. Dynamo Kyiv The Kyivites caught the Greek Olympiakos at the stage of the 1/16th final. After a draw in the first game (2:2), the hosts had to play no worse in the second leg. The start for Dynamo turned out to be quite good, the White-Blues controlled the opponent and quickly managed to take the lead. The first goal of the match, as well as the first goal in the shirt of the Kyiv club, was scored by Fran Sol in the 32nd minute, the Spaniard successfully put his foot after a flank cross from Vitaliy Mykolenka. A few minutes later, Sol could also celebrate his second goal in the T-shirt of the capital team, the ball bounced off to the forward after a cross from a corner, but it was difficult to beat the goalkeeper of Olympikos in close combat. In the second half, the people of Kiev began to defend and tried to keep the winning score. Dynamo began to play on defense, and then Denis Boyko began to show his goalkeeping qualities, the hosts’ goalkeeper more than once rescued his partners and made amazing saves. Boyko got his way and left the field without conceded goals. The result – 1:0, the minimum victory of the Ukrainian team, thanks to which they managed to reach the next round of the tournament. Odds for the match Chelsea – Dynamo Kyiv on March 7, 2019 Bookmakers from the Pari-Match company absolutely do not believe in the team of Alexander Khatskevich, and give full advantage to the home team. Odds for the match Chelsea – Dynamo Kyiv: Chelsea win – 1.28; Draw – 5.40; Dynamo victory – 11.5. Chelsea – Dynamo Kyiv match prediction Guests need to bring the best possible result before the return game, so they will focus their game on the defense of their own possessions. It is difficult for Chelsea to play with teams that play defensively, so you should not expect many goals in this match. Prediction for the match Chelsea – Dynamo Kyiv: total under 2.5, odds – 2.15.