Dyn. Kyiv – Rennes SOCCER PICKS
Dinamo Kiev and Rennes face each other in NSK Olimpijs’kyj, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 1 win and 2 draws, the home team is currently in the 2nd position, with 5 points won. In the last match, they won by (1-2) away against Rennes, after in the previous match, tied by (2-2) away with Jablonec. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Premier League, they lost with Shakhtar Donetsk out by (2-1). In the last 10 home matches Dinamo Kiev has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
In this round, the Dynamo Kyiv team will have a beautiful opportunity to add the three points and open a good lead over the third-placed team. In need of the three points to try to stay within the qualifying zone, the Dynamo Kyiv team must enter the field with the aim of putting pressure on the visitors throughout the match. In the last round, the Dynamo Kyiv team won a victory over Rennes as a visitor, by the score of 2×1. The local coach will have the absence of Shepeliev, who ended up expelled in the last game played.
The away team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 3 points won, after 1 win and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Astana, by (2-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Dinamo Kiev, by (1-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. In the last match they played, for the League 1, they beat Caen away by (1-2). In the last 10 away matches Rennes has won 2, tied 3 and lost 5. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in all of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 24 of the last 24 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
The Rennes team knows the importance of winning points in this round, as it will continue in the fight for a place in the next phase of the competition. The objective of the visitors should be to make a strong marking within the field, in order to try not to give spaces for the owners of the house to create their offensive plays. The Rennes team comes from a defeat in the home competition against the Dynamo Kyiv team, by the score of 2×1. The coach must go with maximum force for this match, because he needs a good result.