Dynamo Kyiv and Gent meet at NSK Olimpijs’kyj, in a return match for this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Playoffs), after the victory away from Dynamo Kyiv by (1‑2) in the first leg. Pay attention to the home factor, as Dynamo Kyiv tends to achieve different results at home and away.
Dynamo Kyiv :
After the away win by (1‑2), the home team comes to this second leg with a 1-goal lead. This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 10 victories, 1 draw and 4 losses as a visitor, with 36 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 8 victories, 5 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 30 goals scored and 14 suffered. The team comes to this match after a away win against Minai by (0‑4). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Dynamo Kyiv won 7, drew 1 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 32 of the last 37 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals.
Dynamo Kiev comes to this match after a 0-4 victory at the Minai stadium visit, in a match for the Ukrainian Championship. It should be noted that the home team won the first match against Gent, 1-2: the team’s goals were scored by Carlos de Pena and Vladyslav Supryaga. Coach Mircea Lucescu must maintain the usual 4-3-3 with Carlos de Pena, Gerson Rodrigues and Supryaga the team forwards. It should be noted that Shaparenko is the most important man in the Ukrainian tactical scheme, as this midfielder is very competent in the defensive process. For this game the coach of the house can count on all his players.
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a disadvantage of 1 goal and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a home loss against OH Leuven by (2‑3). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Gent won 2, drew 2 and lost 6. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, having scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games.
Gent comes to this game after a 2-3 defeat in reception to OHL, thus adding the second defeat in official games. It should be noted that the Belgians need to win the match, after losing the first match against Dynamo Kiev, 1-2. In this second leg, coach Wim De Decker will have to play 4-3-3, favoring the tactical organization and counterattacks, especially through the right flank: Osman Bukari is very fast and strong in heads-up. For this game the visiting coach cannot count on Roman Bezus, suspended, in addition to Giorgi Chakvetadze and Alexandre De Bruyn, injured.