Our prediction for this Europa League match:
There will be fireworks when Dynamo Kiev and Olympiakos Piraeus face each other at NSK Olimpijs’kyj in the Europa League last 32, return leg. The two teams played out a 2-2 draw in Greece a week ago and yet another close match is on the horizon. Dynamo Kiev are hoping for a low-scoring encounter as they scored two away goals in the first leg and we predict that the hosts are going to rely on their defence in Thursday’s football match. A man to watch in the home team will be Slovenia international Verbic, who found the net in the 2-2 draw with Olympiakos in Piraeus. The Thrylos need to adopt an attack-minded approach in the return leg if they are to advance to the last 16 of the Europa League, but seeing that Dynamo Kiev are tough to beat in Ukraine, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw.
Highlighted Player (Mykola Morozyuk):
Product of the club, Mycola Morozyuk is the 28-year-old right midfielder, who can effectively be deployed at right back as well. Having begun his career with the Kyiv giants in 2005, Morozyuk struggled to make his mark in the first team and was transferred to Metalurh Donetsk in 2010, the same year he was give his international debut.
More than 120 appearances later and loans at the likes of Dnipro and Obolon Kyiv, the Ukrainian midfielder returned home to Dynamo Kyiv in 2015.
Mycola Morozyuk was unfortunate to make an immediate impression following his return to the club he began his professional career with as he suffered a serious ligament injury at the beginning of 2016. Ligament issue limited his influence to mere 13 league appearances so far, but the 28-year-old lacks no motivation to finally earn his stripes with the Ukrainian giants.
Highlighted Team (Olympiakos):
Olympiakos are regarded as one of the biggest club in Greece. The Thrylos were founded back in 1925 and they play their home games at Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus. The capacity of the stadium is 33 296. In 2016 Olympiakos won their 43rd Greek Superleague trophy and it has to be noted that they clinched their sixth consecutive domestic title.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1999 as they participated in the Champions League quarter-finals. The Red and whites were beaten by Juventus in the two-legged tie. It is well known that Panathinaikos are considered the club’s bitterest rivals and the two teams share a great and long-standing rivalry.
The likes of AEK and PAOK are regarded as Olympiakos’ fierce opponents as well. The likes of Javier Saviola, Kevin Mirallas, Darko Kovacevic, Lomana LuaLua, Joel Campbell, Rivaldo and Marko Pantelic are notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Olympiakos fans are friends with Red Star Belgrade supporters.