Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Dynamo Kiev play host to Rennes at NSK Olimpijs’kyj stadium in Kiev in their fourth group game in the 2018/2019 Europa League season. After playing out back-to-back draws with the likes of Astana and Jablonec, Dinamo Kiev defeated Rennes in their last group match, therefore, it is no surprise they are considered favourites to win Thursday’s football match. The Ukrainians are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that a victory over Rennes will see them move one step closer to booking their place in the Europa League knockout stages, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Les Rouges et Noirs, on the other hand, suffered a loss in each of their previous four away games in the Europa League, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered this time out.
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 (Stade Rennes):
Stade Rennais Football Club or simply Rennes is a French football club which was founded on March 10, 1901. The club is one of the founding members of the French Ligue 1 and they are nicknamed Les Rouges et Noirs. Roazhon Park is the club’s home ground and the venue can hold 29.778 people. Rennes have yet to win the Ligue 1 trophy, but they won Coupe de France title on two occasions (1964/1965, 1970/1971). Speaking of Coupe de la Ligue, les Rouges et Noirs made it to the final of the competition in the 2012/2013 season, but they were beaten by Saint Etienne (1-0) in the title game at Stade de France.
A number of top-class footballers played for Stade Rennais Football Club in the past and the likes of Sylvain Wiltord, Yoann Gourcuff, Yann M’Vila, Moussa Sow and Jimmy Briand are considered the club’s most notable players. Rennes footballers wear black and red jerseys when playing at home, while they wear white when playing on the travels.