Lazio – Dyn. Kiev Prediction & Picks (08.03.2018)



Lazio and Dinamo Kiev meet at Stadio Olimpico, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (8th Finals). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before. Dynamo Kiev presents considerable differences in their results at home and as visitors, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.


The home team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (8th Finals) after a home win by (5-1) and a loss by (1-0) with Steaua Bucureşti. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 30 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 32 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last match that they disputed, for Serie A, they lost with Juventus at home (0-1). In their last 4 home matches for the UEFA Europa League Lazio recorded 3 wins and 1 draw.

For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 6 of the last 8 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition. In 8 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 5 times, but have won the first leg in 2. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 6 of their 17 goals between minutes (46 ‘) -60 ‘).

Lazio makes in this exhibition the last of a series of three consecutive games against their fans, which should not be very satisfied with the recent performance of the club, as it comes from two defeats and failed to score any goals in that period. One of those defeats was for the Coppa Italia semifinal, in which he was defeated by Milan in a shoot-out on penalties. In his last match, he lost to Juventus, also at home, in a game valid for the Italian league, in which he occupies the fourth position. To reach the last 16 of the Europa League, the Italians eliminated the Romanians from Steaua Bucharest, which they achieved with an aggregate score of 5×2. For this duel, coach Inzaghi is expected to organize the team in 3-5-1-1, with a highlight for Brazilian Felipe Anderson in the offensive sector.

Dinamo Kiev:

The visiting team reached this phase of the UEFA Europa League (8th Finals) after having eliminated AEK Athens, with a draw by (0-0) at home and a draw by (1-1) away in the previous round. 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, 6 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Zorya Luhansk by (3-2). In the last 5 UEFA Champions League matches they played against Dinamo Kiev, they have won 2, tied 2 and lost 1. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. , But their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition.

Dynamo Kiev has had a reasonable performance at the start of the year, but does not live a great moment, since it has accumulated only two wins in the last six games, taking into account all the competitions it is playing. In 2018, the team has not yet managed to win playing away from home, which means that a victory against Lazio is somewhat unlikely, but not impossible, as it has been doing a great campaign in the Ukrainian championship, in which now occupies the second position, with the best attack of the competition. To get here in the Europa League, the team needed to eliminate AEK in the previous round, which it achieved with great difficulty, since it accumulated two draws, but was qualified by the goal scored away from home. The 4-3-3 should be the tactical scheme adopted for this duel, with highlight for Khacheridi in the defense.

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