Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Dynamo Kiev will be aiming to defend their one-goal lead in the Champions League qualifying tie with Gent when the two teams face each other at an empty NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium. The Ukrainians proved their worth in the first leg, but they can’t afford any complacency in the decider. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be talented forward Vladyslav Supriaga, who returned to the club in the summer transfer window.
Gent, on the other hand, have no other option but to go all-out attack in the second leg. Seeing that Dynamo Kiev will have a number of chances to seal the victory on the break, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the hosts. Bezus and Ngadeu-Ngadjui return to the starting XI from domestic bans, while Chakvetadze and De Bruyn remain in the recovery room 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 (Gent):
Gent are a Belgian football club that plays their home games at Ghelamco Arena. The venue has been the club’s home ground since 2013 and the capacity of the stadium is 20 000. De Buffalo’s participate in the Belgian Pro League and they clinched their first domestic trophy in the 2014/2015 season.
Gent finished the regular part of the season in second place in the standings, but they eventually climbed to the top position in the table in the play-off. The club won their third Belgian Cup trophy in 2010 and it has to be noted that they defeated Club Brugge in the Belgian Super Cup in 2015. Laurent Depoitre scored the winner for Gent three minutes before the final whistle.
A number of top-class players were part of the team in the past and the likes of Victor Fernandez, Johan Boskamp, Bob Peeters, Trond Sollied and Michel Preud’homme are some of notable footballers who played for Gent in the past.