Match Time: 8/14/2019 01:30 Wednesday (GMT+8)
Dynamo Kiev: Must necessarily win ( Recent Form: W W W L L )
Dynamo Kiev knows what to do on Tuesday evening. The Ukrainians did get some good chances in the Jan Breydel Stadium last week, but were unable to pass Club Brugge goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Because Hans Vanaken on the other hand did hit the spot from the penalty spot, the team of Aleksandr Khatskevich must necessarily win the return. In addition, Dynamo Kiev will have to be defensively top, because with a Belgian goal hit the Ukrainians must win a difference of at least two goals to qualify for the play-offs. The defeat in Bruges came as a cold shower for Dynamo Kiev, which had just started the season so energetically. The capitals already had two convincing victories in the competition, and managed to deal with arch-rival Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Supercup. Now, however, the situation looks a lot less rosy. The millions of the Champions League are hanging by a thread, and last weekend Dynamo Kiev lost in the home crowd's competition with 1-2 against Shakhtar Donetsk. So not much is left of the good feeling of just a week ago.
Club Brugge: It is full of confidence ( Recent Form: D W W W W )
Club Brugge had to leave the championship title to Genk last season, but Blauw-Zwart is keen to put this volume back in order. After three rounds in the Jupiler Pro League, the Flemings are the only ones left without a loss of points, and with, among other things, winning Simon Mignolet and the contract extension of star player Hans Vanaken, they proved to be extremely ambitious. Club Brugge wants to make a furore again not only within but also outside its own national borders. Just like last season, the Flemings hope to reach the Champions League main tournament again. The results are good, so the atmosphere in the dressing room is excellent. The players walk away with the new coach Clement, who according to routine Jelle Vossen is "a lot more human than Ivan Leko." The newcomers are also doing well right away. Mignolet gives the defense confidence, and the South African attacker Percy Tau was the big player in last weekend's 0-2 victory over Ostend. However, the Achilles heel of the team is in the back left. Left back Eduard Sobol is injured and should probably also fail in the return against Dynamo Kiev. Dion Cools played his place against Ostend, but he couldn't convince.
THE BETTING VERDICT:
After all, Dynamo Kyiv must win. Bad performance at home in the previous period is also a problem that makes the audience worry about the team.
Dynamo Kyiv - Club Brugge
Pick: Club Brugge 0.5