Gent vs Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Betting Prediction – Champions League Playoffs
Will Gent move into the premier class with coach number 3?
The half-life of the coaches in the Belgian Jupiler League has recently dropped significantly. For example, KAA Gent has only played seven competitive games this season and, with interim coach Wim de Decker, is already the third coach on the bench. Wednesday will show whether these are good conditions to move into the Champions League.
Then the Buffalos with Dynamo Kyiv expect a very tough chunk in the playoffs for the premier class. Although the Belgians seem to be on the rise again under their interim coach, which is why the odds comparison of the betting base Gent is also a favorite in the first leg, we tend to see the Ukrainians at an advantage.
Because of the background noise on the Belgian bench, we tend to predict the guests between Gent and Dynamo Kyiv. In the first leg, it may not be quite as clear, but in the sum of both games, there is more to be seen in the Ukrainians’ Champions League.
Dynamo has almost had a flawless season so far. That’s why we can even imagine placing a tip on a Ukrainian win in the first leg between Gent and Dynamo Kyiv, even if the odds of the well-known bookmakers do not suggest that. It is conceivable that there will be a preliminary decision in favor of the Ukrainians in the first leg.
Gent – Statistics & current form
KAA Gent has started the new season with Jess Thorup. After two defeats, the Dane was replaced by Ladislau Bölöni and he didn’t even manage to work for the Buffalos for a month before he resigned. Wim de Decker is currently employed on an interim basis, but Hein Vanhaezebrouck, with whom Gent became Belgian champion in 2015, should already be in the starting blocks.
Interim coach de Decker with a white vest
The rotation of coaches already makes it clear that the Belgian runner-up did not start well in the new season. In the table of the Jupiler League, after six games, it is only twelfth. After all, there were two wins under interim coach Wim de Decker in the qualifying for the Champions League against Rapid Vienna and the league against Royal Mouscron. It almost sounds like the odds on a home win between Gent and Dynamo Kyiv are interesting.
The new coach still has a clean slate, but his engagement will soon be over. On Saturday there was the mentioned 1-0 away win in Mouscron. With Niklas Dorsch, the goal scorer was an old acquaintance who, together with Tim Kleindienst, moved from Heidenheim to Gent before the season started.
Niklas Dorsch will also be one of the bearers of hope on Wednesday because, with Giorgi Chakvetadze and Sven Kums, two important actors will not be available.
- “Our situation is certainly not comfortable, but we have to make the best of it.” – Wim de Decker
Laurent Depoitre and Roman Bezus are also hit. If at all, it will probably be enough for a short period at most. Vadis Odjija-Ofoe should also not be an option for the starting XI after training deficit.
- The probable lineup of Gent:
Roef – Fortuna, Arslanagic, Plastun, Castro-Montes – Owusu, Dorsch, Marreh – Yaremchuk, Botaka – Kleindienst
- Coach: de Decker
Last matches from Gent:
09/19 2020 Royal Excel Mouscron 0 – 1 KAA Gent
Champions League qualification
09/15 2020 KAA Gent 2 – 1 Rapid Vienna
09/11 2020 KAS Eupen 2 – 1 KAA Gent
Club friendship games
09/03 2020 AZ Alkmaar 1 – 1 KAA Gent
08/30 2020 KAA Gent 1 – 0 KV Mechelen
Dynamo Kyiv – Statistics & current form
At the European Championships in France in 1984, Mircea Lucescu was already the coach of the Romanian national team. One of his midfield strategists was Ladislau Bölöni. The direct duel between the two Romanian coaches does not take place. Perhaps the Dynamo Kyiv coach is now a little more committed because his former pupil in Gent was played badly.
Kyiv still unbeaten under Lucescu
Even without this story, the Ukrainians are hot for this encounter. Dynamo Kyiv wants to play again in the concert of the greats, Lucescu was signed for this. It has been responsible for the Ukrainians since the beginning of the new season and since then there has been no defeat for the Ukrainian runners-up. That means that the prognosis for a home win does not necessarily have to fit between Gent and Dynamo Kyiv.
In the Premier League, Kyiv is in second place after three games with seven points and has already eliminated AZ Alkmaar in qualifying for the Champions League. Also, there was an outstanding performance in the Ukrainian Supercup against Shakhtar Donetsk. Last weekend, however, Dynamo had to work hard to beat Lviv 3-1 at home.
Viktor Tsygankov gave his team a 1-0 lead, but the outsider initially draw. Only the late goals by Mikola Shaparenko and Vladyslav Supryaga secured the three points in the end. On Wednesday, Oleksandr Tymchuk, Mykyta Burda, and Denys Popov will be absent on the defensive. Otherwise, all players are on board.
- The probable lineup of Dynamo Kyiv:
Bushchan – Mykolenko, Syrota, Zabarnyi, Kedziora – Shepelev, Andriyeskyi – Verbic, Lednev, Tsitaishvili – Supryaga
- Coach: Lucescu
Last matches from Dynamo Kyiv:
09/19 2020 Dynamo Kyiv 3 – 1 FC Lviv
Champions League qualification
09/15 2020 Dynamo Kyiv 2 – 0 AZ Alkmaar
09/11 2020 Dynamo Kyiv 0 – 0 Desna
08/25 2020 Shakhtar Donetsk 1 – 3 Dynamo Kiev
08/21 2020 Olimpik Donetsk 1 – 4 Dynamo Kiev
Gent vs Dynamo Kyiv – Direct comparison / H2H comparison
The buffaloes from Gent had the dubious pleasure of facing Dynamo Kyiv in the European Cup. In the 2010/11 season, the two clubs met in the third round of qualifying for the Champions League. At the time, the Ukrainians were too big for the Belgians.
Kyiv already successful against Gent
Dynamo won the first leg in Ukraine 3-0. Also in the second leg, the Ukrainians retained the upper hand with goals from Denys Garmash, Artem Milevskiy, and Oleg Gusev, with a goal from Elimane Coulibaly, with 3-1. Dynamo Kyiv has therefore won the two previous duels with the KAA Gent.
Gent vs Dynamo Kyiv – betting odds compared
Betting Prediction: Gent
Betting Prediction: Draw
Betting Prediction: Dynamo Kiev
Gent vs Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Betting Predictions
There is no question that Wim de Decker has given the Buffalos a breath of fresh air and has won his two games as an interim coach so far. However, Dynamo Kyiv is now the toughest opponent in his tenure and in this match in particular the Belgians will miss some important players due to injuries or go into the game slack.
Dynamo Kyiv, on the other hand, is running like an oiled machine under Mircea Lucescu and has started the new season brilliantly. Now the Ukrainians do not necessarily have to go for a win in the first leg, but four successes and a draw in five competitive games suggest that Gent and Dynamo Kyiv are more likely to place a tip on an away win.
Key facts – Gent vs Dynamo Kyiv tips
Under Wim de Decker, Gent took two wins in two games.
The Belgians have their third coach on the bench this season.
Under Mircea Lucescu, Dynamo Kyiv has not yet been lost in five competitive games.
We see the Ukrainians as a little stronger at the moment. The guests from Eastern Europe may already be able to force a preliminary decision in this pairing in the first leg. That’s why we’re alluding the odds on the away win between Gent and Dynamo Kyiv.
Prediction Today: Dynamo Kiev