Dinamo Kiev vs Man City by Rainbow-Bet
Champions League today as well. Manchester travel east to meet Dynamo Kiev. Stadion NSK Olimpiskiy is the venue where Manuel Pellegrini's men takes on an out of season Dynamo.
The home team ended on a 2nd place in the Champions League group G, behind group winners Chelsea. At home in Kiev the stats showed 1-1-1 (win against Maccabi Tel Aviv, draw against Chelsea and a loss against FC Porto). Dynamo ended their league season on a 2nd place, with the same amount of points as league winners Shakhtar Donetsk, the goal difference became crucial. The home side has played a lot of friendlies after the league in Ukraine and the Champions League group stage ended. 7-3-3 are the stats in the friendlies, the defeats came against Malaga, Slavia Prague and Linense. In their last match they beat Norwegian side Strømsgodset 2-1, without impressing.
The host has a challenging injury situation, their top scorer and key player Andriy Yarmolenko is doubtful ahead of today's match. This man is so important for Dynamo, it will be a disaster without him. Here is the complete injury list for Dynamo Kiev:
Oleksandr Rybka (goalkeeper) doubtful
Vitorino Aurtunes (defender) suspended
Mykola Morozyuk (midfield)
Andriy Yarmolenko (midfield) doubtful
Expected lineup Dynamo Kiev:
Vida – Dragovic – Khacheridi – Silva
Rybalka – Veloso – Sydonchuk
Husyev – Gonzalez
The visitors from Manchester has dropped points in the league lately, and also they're dropped down the Premier League table, they're now on a 4th place. 1-2 defeat against Tottenham and a 1-3 defeat against Leicester. In their last FA Cup match against Chelsea, manager Pellegrini almost started with a full junior/reserve lineup. Only Kolarov, Zabaleta, Caballero and Demichelis with experience started this match, the sky blues from Manchester went home with a big 5-1 defeat. Reerve goalkeeper Cabbalero and centre back Demichelis had an awful day at work.
Manchester City's also got some injury problems ahead of today's match, but they have a solid and big squad to pick players from. Good news that important Vincent Kompany starts the match in defence, after making his comeback against Tottenham after a long injury spell. Manuel Pellegrini is cynically and his priority is Champions League instead of the FA Cup. The City manager is also looking forward to the Capital One Cup final on Sunday, when they meet Liverpool at Wembley Stadium. The away stats in the league this season shows 5-4-5 for the visitors from England.
Sagna (defender), Delph (midfield), Navas (midfield), de Bryne (midfield), Nasri (midfield) and Bony (striker) are all out injured for Manchester City. It's some challenges on their midfield, but this gives City the opportunity to push Yaya Toure up field today.
Expected lineup Manchester City:
Zabaleta – Kompany – Otamendi – Kolarov
Fernando – Fernandinho
Silva – Toure – Sterling
It's not easy for any teams to visit Kiev in the middle of the winter, and play a match in these conditions. But Dynamo are out of season in Ukraine and haven't looked to fresh in their last friendly matches, we bet on a Manchester City win today. The away team have struggled to perform in the knockout stage past years in the Champions League, perhaps this will be their year? We are going to see a tight match with few goals, where Dynamo Kiev plays with a compact back four and a defensive midfield trio to deny Manchester City space and counter opportunities. Manchester City win without conceding goals is our Bet of the Day.
Dynamo Kiev – Manchester City away team to win without conceding goals
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* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.