This tie looks pretty much to be in the bag with Chelsea having powered their way to a 3-0 success in the first leg. That sets them up so well for this trip out and East. It should be a simple matter of game management from the Premier League side now. Read our Dynamo Kiev v Chelsea betting tips for more.
Dynamo Kiev 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 12th, 2019 at 4:12 p.m.)
It was comfortable for a patient Chelsea side in the end at home against Dynamo Kiev in the first leg of this round of sixteen tie. Chelsea have never won in Ukraine before having gone D1 L1 there from their previous visits. The victory in the first leg gave Chelsea their eighth win in nine Europa League games this season (D1). After topping their group stage they comfortably beat Malmo 5-1 in the last round.
This is the second meeting between the two teams after having met in the 2015/16 Champions League group stage. There was a 0-0 draw between them in Kiev on that occasion. In their other game in Ukraine, Chelsea lost 2-1 at Shakhtar Donetsk in the 2013/14 Champions League. The Blues are unbeaten in twelve Europa League games now. They are W4 D1 in their last five away games in the competition. The Blues have won 11 of the 15 previous UEFA ties after a first-leg victory at home.
There is a big uphill task for Kiev then in this one. Like Chelsea, Dynamo Kiev also won their group in the Europa League and then edged a 3-2 aggregate win over Olympiakos in the last round. They do actually have some good home form against English sides. They have only suffered three defeats in their 14 previous home games against English opponents, winning five of those.
In the Europa League specifically, Dynamo Kiev are W2 D1 at home against English sides. They have won their two previous knockout ties as well in this competition against English opposition, Man City in 2010/11 and Everton in 2014/15. It doesn’t look too likely that they are going to pull off a win in this tie. Dynamo Kiev have lost just two of their last fourteen home games in Europe (W8 D4) which is a fine record. In 5 of their last 13 previous UEFA ties where they had lost the first leg away from home, Kiev fought back to win.
There is little need for Chelsea to push in this one and given that Kiev have a pretty good home record against English sides, the draw may be the safest bet in the match outright.
13th March 2019 / lee - Category: Europa League Betting
The Blues are overwhelming favourites for this round of sixteen tie in the UEFA Europa League. They start with home soil advantage against Ukrainian opponents Dynamo Kiev. It has been fairly easy passage for Chelsea so far. Will that continue? Read our Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev betting tips for more.
Dynamo Kiev 9/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 3rd, 2019 at 9:32 p.m.)
It has been steady progress from Chelsea in the tournament so far this season. They have posted a W7 D1 record in their eight games. In the last round, they eased to a 5-1 aggregate win over Malmo. Chelsea met Kiev in the 2015/16 Champions League group stage with the Blues winning 2-1 at home after a 0-0 away draw. The only other encounter with Ukrainian opponents that Chelsea have had was against Shakhtar Donetsk in the 2013/14 Champions League with the two trading home wins.
Current Chelsea star Willian scored twice for Shakhtar’s in their 3-2 home win, which dropped Chelsea to the Europa League which the Blues then went on to win. The Blues are on an eleven match undefeated streak of form in the Europa League. Their record at Stamford Bridge in the competition is W7 D1. Olivier Giroud is on a five-match scoring streak in the UEFA Champions League.
Kiev were group winners in this season’s Europa League, topping Rennes. In the last round, they produced a win over Olympiakos 3-2 on aggregate. Dinamo Kiev have faced plenty of English opposition before. This will be their 29th game against English opposition. They have won exactly half of their previous 28 so it is something of a competitive record from them.
They have, however, lost 11 of their 14 previous visits to England, so that is where it has fallen down (D3). They have failed to score in 9 of those 14 as well. The last time they were in England they played out a 0-0 draw at Man City in the Champions League 2015/16 round of sixteen. They are D1 L2 in three previous Europa league visits to England.
This opener may be a low scoring affair. Chelsea will be happy enough to get a clean sheet on the board in this first leg. They should have the quality, even though not at their strongest to find a way past their opponents. Chelsea to win to nil.
5th March 2019 / lee - Category: Europa League Betting
The Citizens may have seen their Premier League title challenge crumble but they have one foot in the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League. The Citizens took a 3-1 away win in the first leg so have a very comfortable cushion back at the Etihad on Tuesday night. Now it will just be a matter of holding their composure and ensuring that there are no nervy moments against the Ukrainians. Manchester City are 8/13 for the win, with the draw at 10/3 and Dynamo Kiev at 11/2.
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Manchester City have yet to keep a clean sheet in this season’s Champions League
City have not produced a 0-0 draw ever in the UEFA Champions League
Dynamo Kiev have won just four of their last 34 away games in the Champions League
Sergio Aguero has netted 16 goals in his last 17 Champions League starts
So Manchester City are in the driving seat in this tie. Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and David Silva were on the scoresheet for them in their 3-1 win out in the Ukraine and have put City on the brink of qualifying for the quarter finals for the first time. One thing they can’t be now is complacent, they just have to go out and do a job. City have won their last two home games in the UEFA Champions League, having beaten Sevilla and Borussia Monchenglabach at the Etihad in the group stage. City won both of those games with a goal in the last ten minutes incidentally. City have scored more goals in the final 15 minutes of games this season than any other club in the competition. They are of course though looking for their first two-legged victory in the UEFA Champions League having failed at the previous three attempts.
City aren’t in the greatest of form at the moment it has to be said with four defeats in their last eight matches in all options and they were frustrated to a 0-0 draw at Norwich in the Premier League on the weekend which was another massive blow for their Premier League title hopes. In the anytime goal scorer market for Tuesday night’s game, you have Sergio Aguero who is trading at a price of 8/13 to hit the back of the net with online betting site Bet365. Sergio Aguero has scored 16 goals in his last 17 Champions League starts. Impressive stuff, but it may be worth a both teams to score flutter at 3/4 considering that City have not kept a clean sheet in the competition this season and have one clean sheet only in 17 previous UEFA Champions League home games. The game going over 2.5 goals can be backed at a price of 4/6.
Six times in their history City have held the lead in a two-legged European contest after the first leg away from home. Six times they have gone on to win the tie. Dynamo Kiev lost at Chelsea in the group stage, but they did win their other two away matches, including a good win at FC Porto. They have a terrible record against English clubs though as they are still looking for their first win on English soil in what will be their fourteenth attempt. Dynamo Kiev hold a W0 D2 L11 record from previous visits to England. They lost at Everton in last season’s Europa League, but did hit back to win the tie on home soil. Twice before in UEFA competition, have Dynamo come back from a home loss in the first leg of a tie, but they have lost on six other occasions it has happened, including both of the previous times where they lost the first leg at home by a two goal margin.
There really wasn’t enough from Dynamo Kiev in the first leg on home soil to suggest that they can turn this tie around back in England. The Ukrainians have a terrible record in England and that’s not likely to change. City are hit and miss at the moment, but this is one which they should coast comfortably through and take a win. Home win.
15th March 2016 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Manchester City gave up the FA Cup for a shot at UEFA Champions League glory. Can they deliver? The Citizens go out to the Ukraine to face a Kiev side who were running in great form, but that was before their December break and they haven’t played since then. So will City’s chances be heightened by facing a slightly rusty opponent? City lost out last time they ran into Kiev in a UEFA two-legged tie. Manchester City are 5/4 to take these in,with the draw at 12/5 and Dynamo Kiev at 5/2.
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The Citizens lost their only previous encounter with Dynamo Kiev by a 2-1 aggregate
None of Man City’s UEFA Champions League matches have ended in a 0-0 draw
No English side has won away at Ukrainian opposition in the last five occasions
This is the first time since the 1998/99 season that Kiev are in the knockout stages
So Kiev are on their winter break which may help out City here. That having been said, the Ukrainians have shipped just one goal in their last six games in all competitions. They managed to hold off Porto to finish second in the group stage behind Chelsea to make it through to the knockout stage for the first time since the 1998/99 season. Incidentally they ran to the semi finals on that occasion. Dynamo Kiev have won just one of their last five home games in the UEFA Champions League (D3 L1) and that was in their final home match in the group stage, beating Maccabi Tel Aviv 1-0. They are unbeaten in nine European home games.
So you expect resilience more than anything from Kiev, who committed more fouls in the group stage than any other side in this season’s competition. The Ukrainians have hosted Manchester City once before, which was in the round of sixteen in the 2010/11 Europa League, Kiev winning 2-0 on home soil. English teams have failed to win in their last five visits to the Ukraine in the UEFA Champions League, the last ones to claim a win over there being Manchester United with a 4-2 win over Dynamo Kiev in 2007. They held Chelsea to a 0-0 draw at home this season and overall have lost only two of 13 previous home games against English opposition in a W5 D6 L2 record.
Manchester City are making just their second ever visit to the Ukraine. In Group D during this season’s group stage, the Citizens managed to win two of their three away matches, but conceded in each of the wins. Both teams to score is a 21/10 punt with online betting site Stan James. City have lost all of their three previous two-legged ties in the UEFA Champions League but this is the first time they have started a tie away from home. So far the Citizens have played 34 UEFA Champions League games and none of them have ended goalless and indeed, City have taken just four clean sheets away from those games.
City didn’t claim a single clean sheet in the group stage, the only side to progress from there without one. Sergio Agüero has scored 15 goals in his last 16 Champions League starts and he is a 11/10 shot to score at anytime, while Raheem Sterling, who has three goals in the competition this season, is a 5/2 punt. look for City to produce something towards the end of the game as they have scored more goals than any other team in the final 15 minutes of games during the group stages (5). Under 2.5 goals is trading at a price of 4/5 with Stan James.
You do expect some stiff resistance from Dynamo Kiev in this game. They are a decent home side in Europe but aren’t all that threatening going forward. So City may have to bide their time and as long as they can get out with at least a point, they should be fine back on home soil for the second leg. This one may not ignite, so back the draw.
23rd February 2016 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Chelsea have won one of their last five Champions League fixtures (D3 L1). Not a great stretch of form but they are 8/11 favourites at online betting site Coral.
The Blues however are unbeaten in their last five home games in the competition (W3 D2) and have lost just two Group Stage games at Stamford Bridge overall (since new formula in 2003/04). The draw is 11/4.
Dinamo Kiev are yet to win in England in the Champions League (D1 L7) failing to score in six of their eight games away to Premier League clubs. They are a distant 4/1 quote to break their UCL duck in England.
The Ukrainian side have given away more fouls than any other so far this season in the Champions League (55).
Just two of the last nine goals recorded by the West London side in the Champions League have come from open play. Under 2.5 goals is trading at a price of 4/5 with Coral.
Chelsea have gone 20 Champions League matches without failing to score at home; the last time they drew a blank in front of goal was back in April 2011 against Manchester United (0-1). Diego Costa is even money favourite in the anytime goalscorer market.
There has only been three direct free-kick goals scored thus far in the 2015/16 Champions League; two of them have been scored by Chelsea’s Willian.
Four of Dinamo Kiev’s last six Champions League goals have seen the direct involvement of Andriy Yarmolenko (two scored and two assists).
Chelsea have kept clean sheets in two of their last three Champions League matches. The Blues are a risky 7/4 shot to win to nil.
Kiev are unbeaten in four Champions League matches coming into this fixture (W1 D3).
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There’s a not a lot of confidence with Chelsea at the moment and they are risky to back with such a poor defence at the moment. They have played decently enough in the Champions League this season to suggest that they can pick up all three points.
3rd November 2015 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
This is the first ever competitive game between Dinamo Kiev and Chelsea.
Dinamo Kiev’s last Champions League win against an English side was in October 2003 versus Arsenal (2-1). Since then, they have won none of their last five (D1 L4).
Chelsea’s only previous encounter with a Ukrainian side was against Shakhtar Donetsk in the 2012/13 Champions League group stages. They lost 2-1 away from home before securing a 3-2 win at Stamford Bridge. The Blues go into the match at a price of 8/5 with online betting site Bet365.
Dinamo Kiev have won only three of their last 16 Champions League home games (D4 L9). They are an 11/5 quote to pick up the home win on Tuesday night.
Dinamo Kiev have remained unbeaten in their first three Champions League group games only twice in the past: 1997/98 and 2008/09.
Dinamo Kiev have not made it past the group stages in any of their last 11 Champions League participations.
Dinamo Kiev have conceded more fouls than any other team in this season’s Champions League (36).
Chelsea have only lost one of their last 10 Champions League games (v Porto in the last matchday), winning five and drawing four games. The draw is trading at a price of 11/5
Chelsea have scored in each of their last 11 Champions League games. The last time they failed to find the net was in April 2014 against Atletico Madrid (0-0).
Chelsea are the only team to have scored two goals from direct free-kick in this season’s Champions League, both by Willian. William is a 5/1 anytime goalscorer quote while Diego Costa is a 13/8 quote in the market with Bet365.
Dinamo Kiev goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovskiy (40 years and nine months) is the oldest player to have appeared in this season’s Champions League.
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This should simply boil down to a night of patience from Chelsea out in the Ukraine. They are the better of the two sides and should be able to put a win on the board. It is likely to be a low scoring affair, but seeing Chelsea win by a one goal margin looks a viable proposition.
18th October 2015 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Date & Kick-Off: Thursday, 7 April 2011 – 20:05 (GMT)
Venue: Lobanovsky Stadium; Kiev, Ukraine
After receiving unfavourable draws in the Round of 16 with two of the competition’s favourites, there wouldn’t have been too many punters who successfully called that both Dynamo Kiev and Braga, who overcame English duo Manchester City and Liverpool respectively, would still be alive to tell the tale when the draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals were made at the end of March – and the winner of this intriguing tie will tussle with either Benfica or PSV Eindhoven in the semi’s for a place in the final.
It wasn’t so long ago, during the 2008/2009 term, that Dynamo Kiev came within 180 minutes of making their very first appearance in a UEFA final – losing out to bitter rivals Shakhtar Donetsk in the semi-final. Braga, however, have already beaten their personal best, with a Round of 16 appearance previously the furtherest they had ever delved in a UEFA tournament.
So, it almost goes without saying that this quarter-final clash is between two clubs who have never been crowned champions of Europe, whether that be in the Champions League or UEFA Cup/Europa League.
But in terms of experience, Dynamo Kiev, who have spent several largely unsuccessful campaigns in the Champions League courtesy of their former dominance of the Ukrainian Premier League, have more air miles on the clock with regards to European competition.
Forages into Europe have come at a premium for Braga, who were eliminated from this season’s Champions League after finishing third in Group H, although they mustered just three points fewer than Arsenal, whom they beat 2-0 in Portugal. Food for thought perhaps for Dynamo.
However, those wily bookmakers make Dynamo Kiev, the hosts for this first leg, overwhelming favourites to secure a first-leg lead before a tricky trip to Portugal. I couldn’t agree more.
Any trip to Eastern European is a daunting experience, but the Ukraine is something else. The conditions are usually always cold, bitter at times, whilst the partisan crowds makes concentrating on the task at hand mighty difficult for the visitors. The proof really is in the pudding, as Dynamo are unbeaten in their last seven home games in Europe – four wins and three draws, including a 2-0 victory over former tournament favourites Manchester City in the Round of 16; haven’t conceded a single goal in their last four and were last beaten in either the UEFA Cup or Europa League at home way back in 1992.
Meanwhile, Braga post a miserable record on the road in Europe this season: W1 D1 L3, and have plundered just one miserly away goal – scoring once in Serbia in a 1-0 victory in Belgrade over Partisan Belgrade, a team who finished rock-bottom of Group H after failing to register a single point. Last season’s runners-up in the Portuguese league did, however, earn a tie-clinching 0-0 draw away at Liverpool last time out.
Final Verdict: Dynamo have been mighty impressive since the start of the knock-outs, brushing an awkward Round of 32 tie with Besiktas to one side with an authoritative 8-1 aggregate victory before impressively ousting Manchester City the following round, who were many people’s idea of the likely tournament winner. Braga have been more clinical in their progress, overcoming both Lech Poznan and Liverpool by single-goal margins, and have struggled immensely for attacking ideas on the road.
Considering how formidable the Ukraine can be, and how formidable Dynamo Kiev have been at home in Europe this season, combined with how average Braga have been on their travels, I see only one winner in Thursday’s contest: Dynamo Kiev.
Shevchenko & Co were unstoppable as they thumped Besiktas 8-1 on aggregate in their first knock-out clash, while they stifled Man City in the last round – two results which don’t just make them appear the most likely winner on Thursday, but also prime contenders for the title itself.
Dynamo Kiev to WIN to NIL – 2.40 with PaddyPower – is also a cracking bet on paper. The Kiev outfit haven’t conceded any in their last four home matches in Europe, while Braga have mustered only one on their travels all season in continental competition.
Round of 32: BEAT Besiktas 8-1 on aggregate (Home 4-0; Away 1-4)
Round of 16: BEAT Manchester City 2-1 on aggregate (Home: 2-0; Away 1-0)
Round of 32: BEAT Lech Poznan 2-1 on aggregate (Home: 2-0; Away 1-0)
Round of 16: BEAT Liverpool 1-0 on aggregate (Home 1-0; Away 0-0)
6th April 2011 / Matt - Category: Europa League Betting
Dynamo Kiev V Barcelona
Wednesday 9th December – 17:30 GMT
Barcelona, the current reigning champions, require just a point in their final Group F outing. However, they must obtain their point on somewhat hostile ground as they travel to Ukraine to take on a Dynamo Kiev side who have come close to beating Inter Milan on two occasions. Kiev themselves aren’t without hope of qualifying, although they need to beat Barcelona in Kiev and hope the other Group F encounter between Inter Milan and Rubin Kazan finishes in a draw. Were either of the former two mentioned to win then Dynamo would not only have to beat the current champions but also beat them pretty emphatically, either 2-0 or by three clear goals. It’s a big ask and one we feel they won’t have a response to.
Group F Position: 4th
Group F Form: WLDLD
Kiev, lead by former AC Milan & Chelsea forward, Andriy Shevchenko, have been a pain the backside for some of their group opponents, mainly Inter Milan. Dynamo came close to back-to-back victories over one of Europe’s greatest sides in Inter Milan, but in the end only came away with a single point, which is why they aren’t in the best of positions right now. A lack of concentration in both encounters with Milan, especially in the latter, a 2-1 defeat in Kiev, was why they dropped crucial points and with those missed chances it could be a case of hoorah-hoorah and better luck next year for the Ukrainian champions, whom, will probably return to the group for the very next Champions League campaign judging by their superiority back home.
Dynamo manager, Valeri Gazzaev, will take heart from Kiev only win in the competition thus far, a 3-1 victory over the Russian champions, Rubin Kazan. That was a game where Kiev went down 1-0 to a first half strike but came back with aplomb in the second half, scoring three goals in the second period to record, what was in the end, an emphatic win. Were it not for that opening day success then Kiev would be on the train home already, metaphorically, as let’s not forget there is a game to be played here, although whether Kiev can raise theirs to challenge Barcelona is another question.
Back home in domestic action, Dynamo Kiev are easing away to what looks to be yet another league title. They are one of just three sides in the Ukrainian top flight to boast an undefeated record at home and yet the only team in the country yet to taste defeat whilst in league action. They are a class apart from the rest in what is a very average league to say the least. However, the mood within the camp should be good whilst their form, albeit back in an average league, is immense, so perhaps we shouldn’t completely discount the Ukrainians just yet.
Group F Position: 1st
Group F Form: DWLDW
Pepe Guardiola will be quietly confident of his sides chances heading into Ukraine, a tough country to visit. The Spanish giants and current leaders of La Liga will look upon not only their most recent champions league success, a superb 2-0 win at home to Inter Milan, but also their 2-0 victory over Dynamo Kiev in the reverse meeting back at the Nou Camp. However, the Catalan giants have yet to hit top gear as of yet in this years competition and have displayed signs of vulnerability already, mainly against Rubin Kazan, a team not so dissimilar to Dynamo Kiev.
Barcelona tend to play their best football against teams who don’t opt for defensive tactics. With Barcelona liking large periods of ball time, an opponent with a defensive mindset often leads to a long, drawn out encounter with chances few and far between. This was a case in a few of Barcelona’s games last season and it’s certainly been evident in this seasons campaign. Their two games with Kazan, of which they failed to beat the Russians on both occasions, seen Barcelona struggle to break down Kazan’s rock solid defensive approach and Barca’s frustration led to them piling more men forward and getting spanked on the counter. The counter-attack has proven a beneficial tactic against Barcelona this season and Rubin Kazan, who have been a counter-attacking specialist this season, had chances in the home fixture, a 909 draw, which they should of converted. The Russian’s have exposed Barcelona;s biggest flaw it would seem and the Ukrainians do have the raw materials to do something very similar on Tuesday.
However, although the tactics of the game could actually favour the home side, the amount of talent at Guardiola’s disposal is hard to get away from and we’ve been drawn in by their illustrious world-class players. Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Iniesta, Xavi, all are match winners in their own right and all can turn any game completely on it’s head. If Barcelona were to suffer a setback in this game then you would fancy their chances of overturning it. They are one of the strongest teams in the world, perhaps thee strongest, and, although they do look vulnerable to the counter, they should be far too strong for the Kiev defence.
Match Verdict:- Barcelona to WIN – 1.67 Boylesports
We hope this will be a nail-biting affair, one that goes all the way until the final whistle, but we just can’t see it. We feel Barcelona will be far too strong for Kiev on the night and, what with the Ukrainians needing to win and needing at least one goal, we expect Barcelona to catch them out on more then one occasion on the night. A big away victory could be on their cards in what could prove to be an anti-climax.
Dynamo Kiev – 6.00 Bet365
Draw – 3.75 Bet365
Barcelona – 1.67 Boylesports
Football-Bookmakers.com Value Tip: Barcelona to WIN to NIL – 2.75 BlueSquare
8th December 2009 / Matt - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting