Lugano and Dinamo Kiev meet in AFG Arena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, since they have never faced each other before. Dinamo Kiev has considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor can be decisive.
The home team arrives on this 2nd day of Group B after a defeat in its premiere in this group stage, against FC Copenhagen, for (1‑0). This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a home defeat with Neuchâtel Xamax by (0-1). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Lugano won 3, drew 4 and lost 3. His defense has not been very solid, as he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In the last 9 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 3 of his 8 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘).
Lugano’s life will not be easy here in the Europa League and if he wants to at least face the rivals you will have to work hard. In all games you have to show attitude, attack with quality and not make mistakes, as they can be fatal. In the current round, the tendency is to have many difficulties, so you cannot rule out a draw as something positive. Of course, to add at least one point you need to play very well, because with a low performance you will have a great chance of tripping again. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.
Dynamo Kiev :
The visiting team arrives at this 2nd day of Group B after a victory in its premiere in this group stage, against elMalmö, for (1‑0). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 games it records 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss as a visitor; against 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last game he played for the Premier League, he won Dnipro-1 at home by (2‑0). In its last 10 away games Dinamo Kiev has 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In 13 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 comeback. In the last 7 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he scored 7 of his 13 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
For the first phase, it is imperative that Dynamo Kiev move on to the next phase and knows that it will have to be regular to achieve it. In no way can you lose points for weaker rivals and this is the case in the current round. You must have a defined game strategy and know how to execute it, all to achieve the objectives you have. Therefore, we can expect a team with a strong attitude, because it wants to win the victory. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.