Dynamo Kiev v Chelsea Europa League betting preview and tips

18:55 Thu 14 Mar
Football
Europe
Europa League
Tip: Dynamo +0.5
Units: 1/5
Odds: -139

Chelsea are almost certain to reach the last eight stage of the Europa League and that means the Blues might not have to finish in the Premier League top four in order to qualify for the Champions League next term.

Maurizio Sarri’s side are three goals to the good after a comprehensive win over a Dynamo side who will surely struggle to score the required three goals while making sure that the visitors don’t find the net.

The Ukrainian team were unable to fashion many chances during the ninety minutes at Stamford Bridge, although they are likely to be more dangerous in front of their own supporters.

Ultimately, this is not a game that Chelsea need to win or even draw. Sarri won’t field a complete team of reserve players, although he can be confident that fringe players are able to do a job.

This has been a competition where we have seen Willian, Pedro and Olivier Giroud excel and it could be the same trio that causes the damage here, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek might also play a part.

However, Dynamo have to go for the win and perhaps they can be backed with a +0.5 goal start on the Asian Handicap considering that they beat Olympiacos in the previous round.

Chelsea will look to be defensively tight in this clash and we could see Dynamo edging the contest by a single goal, with few teams able to land victory at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev.

It should also be noted that the Blues have lost five times away from home in the Premier League and an almighty collapse can’t be ruled out after a long journey and in a hostile environment.

Dynamo boast a home record of 8-0-2 in the domestic league and recently thrashed Zorya 5-0 to illustrate their credentials.

BETTING TIP
Dynamo Kiev +0.5 @ 1.72 with bet365

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