As part of the first match of the Champions League playoff round, the players of Dynamo Kyiv and Benfica will come face to face. Will the hosts be able to defeat the opponent in this match? LiveResult.Ru gives a forecast for this meeting.
The Kiev team is perfectly familiar with their opponent, because literally last season the clubs played each other in the group stage of the Champions League. Then the meeting in Kiev ended in a draw with a score of 0:0, while the Portuguese team won in Lisbon – 2:0. Now the opponents came face to face in the playoff round, and only one team will be able to go further. Earlier, the Kievans were able to go to the Fenerbahce and Sturm Champions League, having worked seriously on the field in each of the matches.
The Lisbon team is the bronze medalist of the Portuguese championship at the end of last season. The team started its journey with the 3rd qualifying round. In the first match of the 3rd qualifying round, the Eagles were able to beat Mityulland (3:1), after which they managed to defeat their opponent in the return match - 3:1. In the Champions League, Benfica are doing the best, not bad in the national championship, where the Lisbon team defeated Kazu Piu - 1:0.
Statistics and figures:
- Benfica is the favorite of the meeting;
- Dynamo managed to win in regular time only once in 5 games;
- Benfica has won 10 matches in a row in all competitions;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 2:0 in favor of Benfica.
Dynamo will try not to lose on its own field. Our bet will be on not losing the Ukrainian team, which will take on a difficult opponent. The plot in this confrontation will be twisted to the limit.