Olympiakos vs Dynamo Kiev Match Info
Date: Thursday February 14 2019
Kick-off time: 5.55pm
Venue: Karaiskakis Stadium
Olympiakos vs Dynamo Kiev Head-To-Head Record
2 previous matches
October 1 1975: Dynamo Kiev 1-0 Olympiakos
September 17 1975: Olympiakos 2-2 Dynamo Kiev
Olympiakos vs Dynamo Kiev Stats
- Olympiakos have not won any of their five previous matches at home to Ukrainian teams in European competitions, drawing three and losing two
- All of those matches were against different Ukrainian clubs
- Dynamo Kiev have played four previous games away to Greek clubs in UEFA competitions and won one, lost one and drew two
Olympiakos vs Dynamo Kiev Match Preview
This looks to be a closely-matched tie in which the bookmakers have Dynamo Kiev as slight favourites to qualify – after they and Olympiakos reached the Europa League knockout stage in contrasting styles.
To be fair, the way these clubs got through to the round-of-32 was in keeping with their group-stage draws. For instance, Dynamo Kiev were given a very favourable pool and they eased through with a game to spare up against Rennes, Astana and Jablonec.
But for Olympiakos, it was a much harder task. There were essentially three teams vying for the two qualification spots and with Real Betis in control of the group when it came to the crunch, the Greek side and AC Milan were battling it out for second position.
Olympiakos needed to beat their famous Italian rivals at home by a two-goal margin or bigger in their final game and that is exactly what they did, winning 3-1 as a late Kostas Fortounis penalty gave the club from just outside Athens the result they needed.
Since then, Olympiakos have won their four subsequent home games, scoring a total of 14 goals, but the opposition has not been at the level Dynamo Kiev are likely to present even though the Ukrainians have been on their winter break since mid-December.
However, Dynamo have kept themselves busy with a series of friendly matches and they are backed to hold their hosts to a draw to give themselves an edge for the return match next week.
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