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Dyn. Kyiv (Ukr) vs Gent (Bel) Prediction & Betting tips
On Tuesday and Wednesday it will be decided which six clubs will complete the field of 32 participants in the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League. One of the best starting positions is undoubtedly the Ukrainian top team Dynamo Kiev, which was one of only two teams (RB Salzburg was the other) to win the playoff first leg away.
Thanks to the 2-1 success a week ago, Coach Lucescu’s protégés should even allow themselves a 0-1 defeat on Tuesday evening. In view of this rather comfortable starting position, it is not surprising that before the second leg between Dynamo Kiev and Ghent there are extremely high odds for the Belgians to advance.
To make matters worse, from the point of view of the blue and white guests, there is still no calm in the club. With Wim de Decker, the third coach is already on the bench in the young season. The 38-year-old ex-professional also suffered an embarrassing 3-2 defeat in their own stadium at the weekend in the domestic league. The Buffalos’ lack of self-confidence could therefore be fatal.
We are probably not leaning too far out of the window when we predict before the game Dynamo Kiev against Ghent that a tip on a renewed success of the Ukrainian runners-up includes value.
For the past three seasons, Dynamo Kiev have had to be content with participating in the UEFA Europa League. In 2017 and 2019, the 15-time Ukrainian champion failed in round three of the qualification for the premier class; In 2018 Ajax Amsterdam was one size too big in the playoffs. The chances of being able to get involved in the concert of the greats for the first time since 2016/2017 increased suddenly in the past week.
The reason for this was the very convincing appearance in the first leg at KAA Gent, which was deservedly won 2-1. On Tuesday, the team of coach Mircea Lucescu, who has only been in charge in the capital since the end of July, would already be enough to get through a draw or even a 1-0 defeat.
At the moment, however, it seems more likely that the blue-whites will confirm their good form in the second leg and leave no questions at all with another sense of achievement. The strong condition can be derived, for example, from the proper start of the season in the league, where the reigning runner-up has at least ten points after four match days and has already scored eleven goals (two goals against).
The dress rehearsal at FC Mynai at the weekend was just as successful as the third-round match in qualification, when the Lucescu team confidently brought the uncomfortable guest from Alkmaar to their knees 2-0. The impressions of these matches in connection with the existing quality and the form weakness of the opponent are sufficient factors to justify the attractive odds for another home win in the playoff second leg between Dynamo Kiev and Gent.
The KAA Gent started the new season with great ambitions. Due to the relatively high transfer expenses of almost 20 million euros, the runner-up of the previous season wanted to once again dare to attack the top in the new season. After less than two months, the mood in East Flanders could hardly be any worse.
With Jesse Thorup and Ladislaus Bölöni two coaches had to take their hats off. Wim de Decker is currently responsible for the Buffalos. At the beginning of his term of office, the blue and whites presented themselves better and landed, among other things, the important success in the third round of the Champions League qualification against Rapid Vienna. The league debut in Mouscron was also victorious. In the meantime, the initial euphoria seems to be slowly dissipating again.
In addition to the mentioned 1: 2 bankruptcy in their own stadium against Dynamo Kiev, there was also a sensitive 2: 3 defeat at home against Leuven at the weekend, which caused the Champions League round of 16 to slip to 15th place (!). The defense remains the biggest construction site with ten goals already; But even the offensive with the ex-Heidenheimer Tim Kleindienst has so far in no way met the expectations placed on it.
Due to the weak form and the lack of self-confidence, we consider a trend reversal on Tuesday evening to be almost impossible. In addition, between Dynamo Kiev and Ghent, a prognosis for the home side is obvious because the guests will be forced to take more risks due to the defeat in the first leg. Because the balance between courageous attacking football and stable residual defense has not yet worked at all, there are further advantages for the Ukrainians.
Dyn. Kyiv (Ukr) vs Gent (Bel) head to head matches
23.09.20 CL Gent Dyn. Kyiv 1 : 2
04.08.10 CL Gent Dyn. Kyiv 1 : 3
27.07.10 CL Dyn. Kyiv Gent 3 : 0