Dynamo Kyiv are the team with the most riding on this Champions League Group G fixture, but that’s unlikely to help the visitors too much when they visiting Italian giants Juventus on Wednesday night. Anything but a home win would be a huge shock, despite the Old Lady’s current issues.
Where and when: Allianz Stadium – 2 December, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Juventus vs. Dynamo Kyiv: BT Sport
Last time: A second-half brace from Alvaro Morata guided Juventus to a 2-0 victory in Kiev in late October.
Juventus v Dynamo Kyiv Predictions and Preview
Juventus are far from a happy camp at present, with coach Andrea Pirlo calling out a number of his players and openly criticising their ability to perform in the manner he wishes. Even so, the Old Lady have only lost once so far this season, their Champions League defeat to Barcelona, and the Bianconeri are the heavy favourites as they entertain Dynamo Kyiv in this game.
Juve need a victory to keep their chances of finishing above Barcelona and winning Group G alive. However, a point for Barca either against minnows Ferencvaros or in their final game against Juventus will see the Catalan side win this group.
The Old Lady are almost certain to finish as runners-up in the section, with neither Dynamo or Ferencvaros able to catch them. Juventus will be in the last 16 of the Champions League, the only question is whether they arrive there in good form and on a high or still searching for consistency.
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Beating Kyiv for a second time in this section would go some way towards lifting morale. That meeting in October was the first time these clubs had faced each other since 2002, when Juve’s 2-1 victory in Kiev followed a resounding 5-0 triumph at the Stadio dello Alpi.
Such an emphatic scoreline may be unlikely in this game, but the home team are still the heavy favourites for the win, priced at 1/3 in your latest Juventus v Dynamo Kyiv predictions. The visitors are available at 12/1 with William Hill, while you can back the draw at 5/1.
The outcome of this game may rest a little on the team Pirlo decides to put out. The Juve coach may decide to hand out a swathe of rests in this packed schedule, with Cristiano Ronaldo surely one of those set for a night off. Defenders Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini are also unlikely to play following recent injuries. Dynamo’s squad, meanwhile, has been ravaged by coronavirus, which won’t help their chances here at all.
One to watch for Juventus: Alvaro Morata has been superb in the Champions League so far this season. The Spanish striker has scored five goals in his team’s first four matches, only failing to find the back of the net in the Bianconeri’s defeat to Barcelona.
One to watch for Dynamo Kyiv: Carlos de Pena has also been in strong form in this competition. The Uruguayan midfielder has netted three goals in his last six matches, including a qualifying double-header against Gent, and could be worth a look to hit the target in this Juventus v Dynamo Kyiv preview.
Long shot: Juve thrashed Dynamo 5-0 the last time they hosted the Ukrainian outfit in Turin. The Old Lady are available at 28/1 to repeat that result in this game, which would be an emphatic return to form for the Serie A champions.