Last Thursday, Olympiacos Piraeus and Dynamo Kiev parted in the first leg of the Europa League second round in Greece with 2: 2. The guests were able to equalize twice a lead from Piraeus. The goal for the final score fell in the 89th minute. The return match will be held on Thursday evening at 9 pm in the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. Of course, the Ukrainians have slightly better chances of reaching the round of the last sixteen. Kiev previously won Group K ahead of Stade Rennes, Astana and Jablonec.
Football Betting Prediction Dynamo Kiev vs. Olympiakos Piraeus
Olympiacos Piraeus qualified somewhat surprisingly in second place behind Real Betis but ahead of AC Milan for the second round. In the national leagues Kiev and Piraeus each occupy the second place. Who can qualify for the Europa League knockout round? If you look at the game Dynamo Kiev vs Olympiakos Piraeus on the odds of the bookmaker, the hosts come as favorites into the game. The betting base joins these odds and sets at Dynamo Kiev vs Olympiakos Piraeus their tip on the victory of the home club.
Dynamo Kiev – Statistics & Current Form
With 15 titles, Dynamo Kiev is still Ukrainian record champions. In the Cup Kiev is in eleven victories and has now been overtaken by Shakhtar Donetsk, who could win the competition once more. In the Premier League had Dynamo in the last two seasons also Donezk the presidency and settle for the runner-up title itself. This season the signs are the same again. After 18 games, Aleksandr Khatskevich’s men are seven points behind the leaders. In the Champions League play-offs, the Ukrainians lost to Ajax Amsterdam, making their sixth appearance in the Europa League group stage. So far, Kiev has always reached the round of the last 32. Three out of five Dynamo also pushed into the second round.
The coach usually lets his players play in offensive 4-3-3. The Ukranian league has been in the winter break since mid-December. The record champions took their leave with a 4-0 victory over Karpaty Lviv. The first leg in the Europa League against Piraeus was the first competitive game this year for the White-Blue. For Vrbic, the goal in the first leg was already the fifth European Cup goal this season. On the final day of the group stage, Kiev conceded a 1-0 defeat to meaningless games against Jablonec. With that Dynamo had to accept only the second defeat in the youngest 13 international home games. Coach Khatskevich has to do without Piraeus for the Croatian Vice World Champion Pivaric and Mikkel Duelund and Artem Biesiedin, which does not change the prediction for Dynamo Kyiv vs Olympiakos Piraeus.
Expected formation of Dynamo Kiev:
Boyko – Kedziora, Burda, Shabanov, Mykolenko – Shepelev, Shaparenko, Buyalskyi – Verbic, Fran Sol, Tsygankov
Last matches of Dynamo Kiev:
- 14.02.2019 – Olympiacos Piraeus vs.Dynamo Kiev 2: 2 (Europa League)
- 09.02.2019 – Valerenga Oslo vs. Dynamo Kiev 1: 2 (Friendly Match)
- 08.02.2019 – Malmö FF vs. Dynamo Kiev 0: 0 (friendly)
- 06.02.2019 – Dynamo Kiev vs. New England Revolution 1: 3 (Friendly Match)
Olympiakos Piraeus – Statistics & Current Form
With 44 championships and 27 cup wins Olympiacos Piraeus is the most successful football club in Greece. After seven consecutive titles, the Red and Whites had the preseason in the league in the league the AEK Athens. For Piraeus, it was only enough for third place in the Greek Super League 2017/18. Thus, Olympiakos had ran in the Europa League. In the league, the team of coach Pedro Martins is after 21 games in second place. Nine points behind PAOK Salonika, Piraeus seems to have managed without a championship title this season. While Thessaloniki is still undefeated in the Super League, Olympiakos had already suffered three defeats and recently lost the top match in the Toumba. In their own stadium, the red and white are quite strong and undefeated eleven games. In the group stage, the big AC Milan had to go home without points after a 1: 3 defeat.
The Martins-Elf have been waiting for a win since two games away. Before that, Olympiakos had been unbeaten in six outings in a row. In the European Cup, there was only one victory for Piraeus in the recent four away games. In their own stadium, however, the Greeks have been without defeat for ten consecutive Europa League games. In the Europa League Christodoulopoulos and Fortounis are each five goals. Spaniard Guerrero has scored four times so far. Under the Portuguese coach Piraeus usually runs in a compact 4-2-3-1. On Saturday, the dress rehearsal for Olympiakos in the league was scheduled for the EL second leg. The record champions received reigning champions AEK Athens and showed a strong performance in a 4-1 win. Previously, they had lost in the league with 1: 3 in leaders PAOK and thus probably the last chance awarded to the championship. Kiev will miss Avraam Papadopoulos, Omar Elabdellaoui and Mady Camara.
Expected formation of Olympiakos Piraeus:
José Sa – Meriah, Cissé, Vukovic, Tsimikas – Guilherme, Guerrero – Gil Dias, Fortounis, Daniel Podence – Hassan
Last matches of Olympiakos Piraeus:
- 17.02.2019 – Olympiakos Piraeus vs AEK Athens 4: 1 (Super League)
- 14.02.2019 – Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Dynamo Kiev 2: 2 (Europa League)
- 10.02.2019 – PAOK Salonika vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 3: 1 (Super League)
- 06.02.2019 – PAS Lamia vs Olympiacos Piraeus 3: 3 (Cup)
- 02.02.2019 – Olympiacos Piraeus vs Panionios Athens 4: 0 (Super League)
Dynamo Kiev vs. Olympiakos Piraeus Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
There have been three duels between Dynamo Kyiv and Olympiakos Piraeus. The first two games contested the clubs in 1975. Also at that time there was a 2-2 in Piraeus in the first leg of the national champion’s cup. Kiev then won the second leg at home with 1-0. Last Thursday, Hassan had brought the hosts in the ninth minute in front. Buyalskyi scored in the 27th minute to 1: 1. Five minutes before the break, the Greek record champion went back into the lead with a win over Gil Dias. Verbic equalized in the 89th minute for the guests. Kiev have played against teams from Greece eight times. The record is four wins, three draws and only one defeat. Piräus has met eleven Ukrainian clubs and has only won two matches. There are also four draws and five bankruptcies.
Dynamo Kiev vs Olympiakos Piraeus Our Betting Tips
Thanks to the tie and the away goals, the Ukrainians have a better starting position. The Greeks will probably have to win the second leg to progress. Although the 2: 2 at Olympiakos was the first competitive match for Kiev 2019, the Ukrainian record champion has pulled out quite neatly from the affair. Next weekend, the winter break will end in the Premier League as well. Certainly, the Greek record champion has not given up hope and still believes in getting ahead. Especially as the move seems to have stalled again in the championship, Thrylos could once again focus on the Europa League. But that also applies to Kiev.
Key Facts – Dynamo Kiev vs Olympiakos Piraeus tip
Kiev lost only two of the last 13 home games in European Cup
Olympiakos won only one of the youngest four EL away games – 2-0 at F91 Dudelange
Kiev is still unbeaten against Piraeus
Kiev is home strong. With his own fans in the back Dynamo is confident of entering the next round. If the White Blues reached a draw in the away match in European Cup, they also entered the next round in 11 of 13 cases. We believe that this series will continue and set in the game Dynamo Kiev vs Olympiakos Piraeus our tip on Dynamo Kiev.
As a lucrative alternative offers in the game Dynamo Kiev vs Olympiakos Piraeus predicted over 2.5 goals. Already in the first leg there were two hits on both sides. Both teams were characterized by a good chance utilization. Piräus conceded three goals in each of the last two away matches. In addition, there have always been over 2.5 goals in the last six games of Olympiakos. Even in the recent six games of Kiev would have won the bet on over 2.5 goals.
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