Foot Predictions shows the Europa League clash on Thursday between Dynamo Kiev and Club Brugge, including hunches, news about the teams and possible lineups.
Dynamo Kiev and Club Brugge return to continental action on Thursday night with a game of the last 32 in the Europa League.
Both clubs finished third in their Champions League groups before Christmas, giving them a second chance to go far in a European competition this season.
Having been drawn alongside Juventus and Barcelona for the Champions League group stage, Dynamo Kyiv’s associates would quickly recognize that winning a Europa League spot was the best scenario.
As expected, four losses were recorded during these clashes, leaving Kiev to overcome Ferencvaros in their last game and secure third place in Group G.
Mircea Lucescu you will be pleased to have won an opportunity in this competition, even if the Ukrainian team is considered an outsider to advance to the finals.
On the positive side, his domestic form has been excellent, with 33 points from 14 games, remaining above rival Shakhtar Donetsk.
Kiev returned from their scheduled break with a 3-1 win against Olimpik Donetsk, needing to overcome an initial disadvantage to get rid of the middle of the table.
Opponent Brugge came agonizingly close to reaching the round of 16 of the Champions League, second only to a team from Lazio, who held the division on matchday six.
While Philippe Clement and his side was naturally frustrated, there is a feeling that Brugge could become an underdog on the European stage if he continues his recent progression.
Already with 13 points of advantage in the first division of Belgium, Clement can afford to put all the focus in this competition, since he intends to go beyond the last 32 stage for the first time since 2015.
Bruges have won the last 10 matches in all competitions, scoring at least two goals in each of those matches.
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Having played only one official match in two months, Lucescu could stay with the same players who appeared over the weekend.
Artem Besedin scored twice in that game by making his first appearance since he was banned from doping by UEFA, which lasted a year.
Clement can also maintain the same starting lineup, as Brugge has not played since the 3-1 victory over Royal Antwerp on 10 February.
That would see Manchester United on loan Tahith Chong remains on the bench after the January move from Werder Bremen.
Possible initial lineup of Dynamo Kiev:
Bushchan; Karavaev, Kedziora, Popov, Mykolenko; Sydorchuk, Shaparenko; Tsygankov, Buyalskyi, De Pena; Besedin
Possible initial lineup for Club Brugge:
Mignolet; Mata, Kossounou, Mechele, Denswil; Vormer, Rits, Vanaken; Lang, Dost, De Ketelaere
Probability: Dynamo Kiev 1-1 Club Brugge
Bruges was much more impressive in Europe before Christmas and deserves a lot of respect before the trip to Ukraine. Even so, the home factor will still play an important role, leading us to predict a draw with few goals in Kiev.
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