Dynamo Kyiv vs Steaua Bucuresti, a group J match, will be played on Thursday at 18:00 UK time, at the Olympic Stadium in Kyiv. Both teams have three points after round one.
The Ukrainian team started the UEFA Europa League with a comfortable away win against Rio Ave. That matched the margin of their biggest previous away victories in this competition. This is the 4th time they are competing in the group stage, and they failed to make it to the next round only once. They are currently 3rd in the domestic league. The team looks especially impressive up front, since they have scored fifteen goals in the last five games.
Denys Garmasch, Lukman Haruna, Dieumerci Mbokani and Yevhen Khacheridi are reportedly injured.
The 6-0 victory against Aalborg BK in round one matched Steaua’s biggest victory in Europe, against Young Boys in 1979. Claudiu Keseru scored a hat-trick in twelve minutes, and that is officially the fastest hat-trick in the UEFA Europa League history. In Liga I, they share the first place with CFR Cluj.
Alexander Bourceanu is reportedly injured. Team’s captain, Cristan Tanase is doubtful to play.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Steaua Bucuresti Match Prediction
Looking at the statistics alone, chances are that the away team will have the edge. Steaua won their previous match in Kyiv 2006 4:1. They have also lost only once against Dynamo, in five of their last matches in UEFA competitions. However, the home team is the favorite in this match, with a better and more balanced roster. So the best thing would be probably to bet on them.
Match Betting Tip: Dynamo Kyiv to win @1.67 at Bet365
UEFA Europa League 2nd round qualifier betting tips
The UEFA Europa League round two matches will be played today. These are the first leg matches of the second qualification phase of the UEFA Europa League.
The Wolfsburg vs Lille match will be played tomorrow, at Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg, at 18h UK time. Wolfsburg is currently fourth on the table with no points, and Lille is third with one point.
The Dinamo Moscow vs PSV Eindhoven match will be played on Thursday night at 16:00 UK time, at Arena Khimki. This is a match of round two, group E. Both teams have one victory and three points after the first round.