This big UCL Qualifiers tie will see Sturm Graz playing opponents Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Sturm Graz v Dynamo Kyiv match are shown here - plus the latest betting odds.
Sturm Graz go into this game coming off the back of a 1-1 Bundesliga drawn match vs SV Ried.
In that game, Sturm Graz managed 53% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Sturm Graz was Christoph Lang (11'). SV Ried got 6 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Christoph Monschein (78') scored for SV Ried.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Sturm Graz have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Sturm Graz have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 11 goals along the way.
A sequence of hard-working displays from the Dynamo Kyiv defence has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their past 6 fixtures combined. During the same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 7. We will see if that trend can be continued on here.
Team News: Sturm Graz
Jakob Jantscher (Torn Muscle Fibre), Otar Kiteishvili (Achilles tendon problems) and Niklas Geyrhofer (Cartilage Damage) will be missing for Sturm Graz gaffer Christian Ilzer.
Team News: Dynamo Kyiv
Dynamo Kyiv boss Mircea Lucescu has multiple availability issues to deal with. Volodymyr Kostevych (Surgery), Viktor Tsygankov (Adductor problems) and Vladyslav Supryaga (Hip Injury) won’t be making appearances.
We’re of the opinion that Dynamo Kyiv should have enough to find the net against this Sturm Graz side, but it is unlikely to be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re tipping a 2-1 win for Sturm Graz after 90 minutes. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Merkur-Arena (16,764)
Captain: Stefan Hierländer
Chairman: Christian Jauk
Manager: Christian Ilzer
Competitions: Bundesliga position 3, ÖFB Cup (Second round)
⭐ Key Player: Rasmus Højlund
Typically taking up the Striker position, Rasmus Højlund was born in Denmark. Having made his senior debut playing for FC Copenhagen in the 2020 - 2021 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 2 league goals in this Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in 2 appearances.