Our football match prediction:
Dynamo Kyiv suffered a 2-0 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Super Cup, but they did well to beat Chornomorets in the opening match of their Ukrainian Premier League campaign. Andriy Yarmolenko scored the winner against Chornomorets and he will be the man to watch in the home team in Wednesday’s football match. Dynamo Kyiv are eager to book their place in the Champions League knockout stages, but upcoming games against Young Boys will be anything but a walk in the park for the Ukrainians. Adolf Hutter’s men, on the other hand, outclassed Benfica in their last warm-up game (5-1) and they are certainly brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Ukraine. However, seeing that Dynamo are tough to beat at home, we predict that Aleksandr Khatskevich’s troops are going to emerge triumphant in the first leg. Anyhow, a close encounter appears on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Andriy Yarmolenko):
Arguably the most exciting Ukrainian player at the moment, Andriy Yarmolenko is the 26-year-old forward, who can play wide as a winger and fill in numerous positions in attack. Over the past few years there has been a gathering feeling that the player has outgrown the Ukrainian League and that with the player surpassing the 200-game mark for Dynamo Kyiv Yarmolenko should be heading west to Europe’s brighter stage. Wanted and scouted by Spanish giants Barcelona, Yarmolenko attracted interest from many other clubs, predominantly from the Premier League, and was even close to joining Everton in summer 2016, but the Goodison outfit’s offer came too late to the Ukrainian club. Talented forward is a free-scoring machine who has already scored more than 115 goals for the club he spent his entire career with. The two-footed winger is equally adept through the middle and is a versatile force that would be a good addition to any self-respecting European side. Yarmolenko made hi Ukraine debut in 2009 and has so far been capped 63 times, during which he scored 26 goals for the national set-up.
Highlighted Team (Young Boys):
Just five years after its foundation Young Boys won their first Swiss Super League trophy (1903). The capital club won no less than 11 domestic trophies in the 20th century, but they have been in Basel’s shadow in the last two decades. Young Boys won their last Swiss Super League title back in 1986, while lifting their last Swiss Cup trophy in 1987. The Yellow and Blacks welcome their rivals at Stade de Suisse, which acts as a national stadium and it has to be noted that they play their home games on artificial turf. Swiss football legend Stephane Chapuisat played for the club in the past and you should bear in mind that former Yugoslavia coach Vujadin Boskov played for the Stade de Suisse outfit in the past as well. Young Boys played their first official game on 29 June, 1898 and they shared the spoils with Institute Grunau back then. The Swiss team participated in the 2016/2017 Champions League qualifiers, but they failed to make it to the group stages of the elite competition.