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Illichivets Mariupol arrive at NSC Olimpiyskiy on Wednesday for the Premier League tie with hosts Dynamo Kyiv.
View all Dynamo Kyiv v Illichivets Mariupol tips, stats and our pre-match poll below including the latest game odds.
Dynamo Kyiv, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-5 Premier League victory vs Vorskla Poltava.
Fixtures with Dynamo Kyiv have proved to be engaging ones recently with high scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past 6 clashes alone, a grand total of 20 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 18 of these coming from Bilo-Syni. Such a trend might not be continued into this match, of course.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Dynamo Kyiv:
- are unbeaten in the league by Illichivets Mariupol in their last 10 matches. A decent run, indeed.
- are undefeated in their last 7 league matches at home.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against FC Lviv in Premier League action, Illichivets Mariupol will be aiming to make amends here.
Looking at their form, and Illichivets Mariupol have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 12 goals in all. At the back, Mariupol have been far from perfect.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head results stretching back to 11/11/2018 tells us that these fixtures have not been good ones for Illichivets Mariupol. They’ve not been able to register any victories whatsoever while Dynamo Kyiv have managed to find a way, finishing as winners in 100 per cent of those match-ups.
A combined total of 15 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 13 of them for Bilo-Syni and 2 coming from Mariupol. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
Team News: Dynamo Kyiv
Mykyta Burda (Achilles tendon surgery), Benjamin Verbic (Knee Injury), Ruslan Neshcheret (Shoulder Injury) and Volodymyr Kostevych (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not available for Dy. Kyiv gaffer Mircea Lucescu.
Team News: Illichivets Mariupol
With a completely injury-free group ready to go, Illichivets Mariupol boss Ostap Markevych does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash.
It looks to us that Dynamo Kyiv should be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
Conversely, Illichivets Mariupol are also probably going to find it difficult to get shooting opportunities but we do fancy them converting at least once as well.
We’re tipping a decent 3-1 win for Dynamo Kyiv come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: NSC Olimpiyskiy (70,050)
Captain: Serhiy Sydorchuk
Chairman: Ihor Surkis
Manager: Mircea Lucescu
Competitions: Premier League position 1, UEFA Qual (Play-Offs)