Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev Predictions & Betting Odds – 7th March 2019

Blues to earn first leg advantage at the Bridge

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Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev Betting Tips – Europa League, 7th March 8.00pm

Chelsea really haven’t had a need to find top gear in the Europa League this season yet. Will they be tested in this round of sixteen tie? It is Dynamo Kiev on their way to the Bridge for the first leg of this tie. Read our predictions for Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev.

Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev Betting Odds*

Chelsea 3/10
Draw 17/4
Dynamo Kiev 9/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 3rd, 2019 at 9:32 p.m.)

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Chelsea News and Form

Chelsea have made comfortable progress through the tournament without having a need to break out any stress yet. They have gone W7 D1 in their eight games played so far. They posted a 5-1 aggregate win over Malmo in the last round. The Blues were up against Kiev in the 2015/16 Champions League group stage with the Blues winning 2-1 at home after a 0-0 away draw.

The only other time the Blues bumped into a Ukrainian side was when they met Shakhtar Donetsk in the 2013/14 Champions League. That loss actually dropped Chelsea to the Europa League which the Blues then went on to win. The Blues are on an eleven match undefeated streak of form in the Europa League. They have posted a W7 D1 record in eight previous Europa League home games. Olivier Giroud is on a five-match scoring streak in the UEFA Champions League.

 

Key-Facts – Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev

  • Chelsea are unbeaten at home in the Europa League
  • Chelsea have won seven of eight Europa League games this season (D1)
  • Shakhtar have failed to win in 14 previous visits to England

 

Dynamo Kiev News and Form

Kiev won their group in this season’s competition, beating Rennes to top the pile. In the last round, they pulled out a tense 3-2 aggregate victory over Olympiacos. Dinamo Kiev are no strangers when it comes to meeting English opposition. They have played 28 previous games against English opposition, winning exactly half of those. They will be a threat, at least a home.

The Ukrainians hold a pretty poor D3 L11 record from fourteen previous visits to England. In nine of those fourteen previous trips, Dinamo Kiev failed to sore. This will be their first time back in England since a 0-0 draw at Man City in the Champions League 2015/16 round of sixteen. They are D1 L2 in three previous Europa league visits to England.

Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev Tips & Odds

Chelsea to win to nil at even money
Under 2.5 goals at 11/10 odds
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 3rd, 2019 at 9:32 p.m.)

Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev Predictions

Chelsea to win: Kiev’s record in England is abysmal but Chelsea will need something to defend in a tricky away leg of the tie to come. A good solid home win to nil will fit the bill nicely for the Premier League club.


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