Dinamo Tbilisi vs Dunajska Streda
After an exciting game in Slovakia, the return leg in Tbilisi will be a thriller as well. For Dunajska Streda, the 1-1 result at home was barely satisfying after being the better team for most of the game. Dinamo Tbilisi played clever and were the ones who took the lead after a fantastic set up by captain Otar Kiteishvili, and a clinical finish by striker Budu Zivzivadze.
The important away goal was everything the Georgian side wanted, and they now have a golden opportunity to proceed. Boris Paichadze Stadium is the venue in the capital of Georgia. Dinamo Tbilisi is the highest scoring team in Erovnuli Liga where they currently sit in second place, after Saburtalo. It is an anonymous team for many football followers but it is a club with rich history and pride.
This is the team who shaped many of the famous Georgian players we have seen in Europe. Dinamo Tbilisi today, is known for producing talents and remaning a top team domestically. Almost the entire squad is made up by Georgian players, apart from right back Guja Rukhaia from Russia and Dmytro Ivanisenia from Ukraine.
The coach is Kakhaber Kacharava, a 51 year old veteran within Georgian football who holds a 38-9-12 record during his time in charge. He prefers a 4-2-3-1 formation where the key is the offensive playmaker Otar Kiteishvili. It is a player who is ready for the bigger leagues after becoming dominant domestically, having scored 11 goals and provided 10 assists in 18 matches.
Other players of interest include left back Levan Kharabadze who is only 18 years old but already the best left back in the league and had a good game in Slovakia too. The recent addition joining from Silkeborg in Denmark is Mate Vatsadze who can help with the goal scoring. It is a proud hard working team, who possess the will to perform on the European stage.
Dunajska Streda were the better side int he first leg but appeared to be frustrated. They have appointed a new head coach yesterday (Monday 16th July) namely Peter Hyballa who will take over after the first round. This means that the coach Marco Rossi continues to lead the team in this match. They prefer a 5-3-2 formation with offensive wing backs in Milan Simcka and Kristian Kostrna.
However, against Dinamo Tbilisi it was striker Vakoun Bayo and winger Erik Pacinda who caused the most threat, and it was eventually Bayo who scored the goal. The captain is the Croatian midfielder Marin Ljubicic, forming partnership in keeping the central midfield intact together with 19 year old Slovakian Christian Herc, and sharpened by Hungarian Kristopher Vida in a more free role.
The team plays with much intensity, very similar to Dinamo Tbilisi. Dunajska Streda failed to win their game at home and this can be costly. The team is surely only talking about scoring one goal, and see how the game develops from there. Dinamo Tbilisi however are good offensively and are likely to score as well seeing as their most recent matches have finished 6-3, 5-0 and 1-1. Defending for 90 minutes is not the winning concept.
Expect an open game where the first goal will set the tone. Dunajska Streda should be coming out as the more hungry team, and potentially want to impress the coming new coach. Dinamo Tbilisi will enjoy the home advantage, but the stadium is incredibly large and will not have the intense effect as we may think. With the circumstances in hand, both teams are likely to find the net.
Dinamo Tbilisi vs Dunajska Streda prediction
Both teams to score @ 1.83 with Bet365