Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Dynamo Kiev play host to Villarreal at their NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in the Europa League last 16, first leg. The Ukrainians aim to build on a 3-0 win over Minaj, but they will have a mountain to climb in Thursday’s clash against Villarreal. You should bear in mind that Dynamo Kiev are on a three-match winless run at home in the Europa League. The Yellow Submarine, on the other hand, faced no difficulties in the two-legged tie with Salzburg, and despite their poor form in La Liga, away win should be considered.
Villarreal are eager to give fans something to cheer about, and we predict that they are going to beat Dynamo Kiev behind closed doors. All Coquelin, Iborra, Moreno, Pena, and Pino have been struggling with injuries, but Unai Emery has strength in depth. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Gerard Moreno, who found the net in the 2-1 loss to Valencia at the weekend. In their previous meeting in a competitive match Villarreal recorded a 2-0 win over Dynamo Kiev at their Estadio de la Ceramica.
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 (Villarreal):
Villarreal CF was founded on 10th of March 1923. In the year 1998 Villarreal managed to reach the Primera Division for the first time in history of the club. After 1 season the club could not manage to stay in the league and go regulated to the Segunda Division. In the last couple of years Villarreal developed itself to a stable club in the Primera Division.
This first European succes was in 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the semi finals in the UEFA cup. In 2004/2005 Villarreal end 3rd on the table in the Primera Division which was a highlight for the club.
The biggest succes was in 2006 when Villarreal managed to reach the semi finals in the Champions League. In the semi finals the club lost with only 1 goal difference against runner up Arsenal. Former known players for Villarreal are: Riquelme, Tomasson, Fernandez, Forlan and Pires.