Benfica vs Dynamo Kyiv: prediction for the Champions league fixture
Benfica are set to host Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday, December 8 in the final round of the Champions League group stages. We made predictions for this game, which you can find below.
Benficahoped to secure a top-2 finish in one of the earlier fixtures, but that didn't work out.Jorge Jesus's men lost points in the first round, having tied with Dynamo in Kyiv (0:0). Benfica managed to record a clean-sheet victory over Barcelona in the second game (3:0), but then lost twice to the formidable Bayern Munich (2:9 on aggregate).
Following a goalless draw in Barcelona, Benfica are only 3rd in the table. The Eagles can still qualify for the playoffs if Barcelona don't win today, but Benfica must defeat Dynamo.
Dynamo Kyiv were the weakest team in their group and predictably failed to get a ticket to the knockouts. Dynamo had a good chance to win in the first round, but their goal against Benfica was disallowed, and the game ended in a draw. After that, the Kyievans were devastated by Bayern (0:5) and lost twice to the struggling Barcelona.
Mircea Lucescu's charges lost 1:2 to Bayern in the previous game and bid farewell to any chance of going to the Europa League from the 3rd line. Today, Dynamo will be playing for pride.
This score was recorded in 2 of Benfica's last 6 home games.
In the last 5 away games of Dynamo, this bet won.
Dynamo conceded in the first half in 2 away matches of the tournament.
Benfica have a good chance to get the knockouts berth. For that to happen, they must win this game, and Barcelona must fail to defeat Bayern. This seems a likely scenario, so the hosts will go forward and strive to capitalize on home advantage. Benfica are in good form, and are capable of crushing Dynamo.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1.5) to Benfica
Prediction: Handicap (-1.5) to Benfica
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Benfica won 7 out of 10 home games this season. The Eagles should have enough motivation to get a confident victory today.
Second bet - Benfica to win by 2 goals