Young Boys vs Dynamo Kiev predictions for Wednesday’s Champions League meeting in Switzerland. Young Boys take the Champions League tie to their home ground as they look to overturn their deficit against Dynamo Kiev. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Young Boys’ hopes of making it to the Champions League group stage took a big hit last week as they lost 3-1 away to Dynamo Kiev, giving them a mountain to climb back in Switzerland. They went 2-0 down in the first half but looked to have salvaged some hope with a 91st minute goal, but they switched off and two minutes later Dynamo Kiev restored their two goal lead. In all honesty it was men against boys in Ukraine, but they’re hoping to redeem themselves back in Switzerland.
The Swiss side have already bounced back with an impressive 4-0 thrashing of Grasshopper in their second domestic match of the season, but they will need to recreate that performance if they want to progress any further in the Champions League.
The hosts have never made it to the Champions League group stages, making it to the playoffs twice but generally spending the majority of their European time in the Europa League. They do have some impressive results under their belts though, including home victories over Spurs and Shakhtar Donetsk. They have only lost two of their six home Champions League games as well.
Dynamo Kiev’s history in the Champions League is a much lengthier read. They have played in the group stages in each of the last two seasons and are also regulars in the Europa League knockout stages.
Their away record in the competition isn’t overly impressive though. They have won two, drawn four, and lost four of their last ten trips away in the Champions League, and with Young Boys pushing for a two goal margin of victory, another defeat could be on the cards here.
The visitors would undoubtedly take a narrow defeat though. The hosts will be pushing for the victory from early on in the match, and I’d imagine that Dynamo Kiev won’t open up too much even if they go a goal behind. I can’t see the Ukrainians playing with any sort of attacking intent unless they do go two goals behind, so it is very unlikely that they’ll take the win in Switzerland.
This makes odds of 8/11 for a Young Boys Draw No Bet look good value, so that’s what we’re going for. In the end the deficit will probably be too great to overturn though, so we’re going for a 2-1 correct score predictions at 9/1