Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Wednesday’s Champions League game at Groupama Arena pits together Ferencvaros and Dynamo Kiev. The Hungarian champions suffered a heavy 5-1 loss to Barcelona in their Champions League opener, but they are surely capable of making life difficult for the Ukrainian outfit at home ground. Ferencvaros recorded a routine 2-0 win over Ujpest in their last league match, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Dynamo Kiev.
The Ukrainians suffered a 2-0 loss to Ronaldo-less Juventus in their opener, and seeing that they are not regarded as good travellers, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. A man to watch in the away team will be pacey winger Viktor Tsygankov, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Dynamo Kiev defenders, on the other hand, should have Norway international Tokmac Chol Nguen, who has been scoring goals for fun this season.
Highlighted Player (Lasha Dvali):
Lasha Dvali is a Georgian footballer who plays for Hungarian side Ferencvaros as a defender. Lasha Dvali’s main position is centre-back, but he is used as both left-back and defensive midfielder as well. The 191-cm tall footballer has a contract with Ferencvaros until June 30, 2020.
Before joining the Hungarian champions, the Georgian defender played for the likes of Skonto, Reading, Kasimpasa, Duisburg, Slask, Irtysh Pavlodar and Pogon. Lasha Dvali is a product of Saburtalo football academy, but he played for Metalurgi Rustavi during his youth career as well. The Ferencvaros centre-back made his debut with the Georgian national team on March 2015 against Germany, coming as a substitute for Aleksandre Amisulashvili.
He has eight caps with the U21 team as well. Lasha Dvali will have a chance to prove his worth in the Europa League as Ferencvaros will compete in the European competition in the 2019/2020 season.
Highlighted Team (Dynamo Kyiv):
The most successful football club in Ukraine, Dynamo Kyiv has not been relegated to a lower division since its inception in 1927. First founded as a part of the Soviet Dynamo Sports Society, Dynamo Kyiv became a member of the Ukrainian Premier League after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Over the course of its rich history, Dynamo Kyiv has won the total of 28 national titles, 13 of which came during the Soviet era. In addition, Dynamo Kyiv won 20 national cup competitions, while it also grabbed 3 major continental trophies, including two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups. Oleh Blokhin remains to this date the most successful player of the Ukrainian giants with his 266 goals scored for the Kyiv club.
However, current Ukraine national team head coach Andriy Shevchenko is arguably the most recognisable player in Dynamo Kyiv history. Former Milan and Chelsea star scored the total of 124 goal during his two stints with the Ukrainian club.