Our prediction for this Champions League match:
A spot in the Europa League last 32 will be at stake when Dynamo Kiev and Ferencvaros face each other at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on Tuesday evening. A low-scoring draw with Ferencvaros will see Dynamo Kiev book their place in the Europa League knockout stages, and we are positive that the hosts will adopt a defence-minded approach in the decider. The Hungarian champions, on the other hand, have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Mircea Lucescu’s troops.
Since Dynamo Kiev will have a number of opportunities to score on the break, we are tempted to put our money on the Ukrainian outfit. When the two teams met in Budapest earlier in the process they played out a 2-2 draw. The likes of Burda, Buyalskyy, Kostevych, Rusyn, and Tymchyk are sidelined with injury for the hosts, while Duelund has been tested positive for coronavirus. Bosnia international Eldar Civic is rated doubtful for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Viktor Tsygankov):
Viktor Tsygankov is a Ukrainian footballer who plays for Dynamo Kiev. Tsygankov is a product of Nyva Vinnytsia football school, but in 2011 he moved to Dynamo Kiev at the age of 14. Despite being born in Nahariya, Israel on November 15, 1997, Viktor Tsygankov represents Ukraine at senior level.
The talented winger has no less than 20 caps for Ukraine U17 team and it has to be noted that his made his senior debut for Ukraine against Finland in November, 2016. Tsygankov came as a substitute in the 83rd minute of the 2018 World Cup qualifier. Viktor Tsygankov’s main position is right winger, but he is used as a left winger as well.
His preferred foot is left and he has a contract with Dynamo Kiev until June, 2023. The pacey winger made his Dynamo Kiev debut in the Ukrainian Premier League on August 14, 2016 against FC Stal Kamianske. His first coach was Mykola Zahoruyko.
Highlighted Team (Ferencvaros):
Established back in 1899, Ferencvaros are the most successful Hungarian club. The Zold Sasok clinched their 30th domestic trophy in the 2018/2019 season, but they eventually failed to book their place in the Champions League. Dinamo Zagreb proved to be a big catch for Ferencvaros in the Champions League play-offs, but the Green Eagles booked their spot in the Europa League group stages for the first time ever the same season.
Ferencvaros are well known for their green and white home kit, but they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. Ujpest are considered the club’s fiercest rivals, whilst Ferencvaros and MTK Budapest face each other in the Eternal derby.
Honved are seen as the club’s bitter rivals as well. Back in 1975 the Zold Sasok made it to the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup, with the team losing to Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev in the title game. Sandor Kocsis, who scored 75 goals in 68 appearances for the Hungarian national team, is the club’s most notable footballer.