1NEWS – The Champions League competition for the 2021/2022 season will bring together Dynamo Kiev against Benfica at the NSK Olimpijs’kyj Stadium in the first match of Group E on Wednesday (15/9/2021) at 02:00 WIB to be exact in the morning.
Dynamo Hunt for Home Victory
Become a contestant on Champions League Group E this season, the team from the Ukrainian Premier League is faced with quite a tough competition. They will face three other strong contestants such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and also Benfica.
Seeing the journey of the Champions League last year, coach Mircea Lucescu failed to bring his team through to the group stage. They only finished third and eventually turned into the Europa League. Unfortunately their struggle in the Europa League had to stop in the last 16 after losing 0:2 to Villarreal.
Welcoming this new season, the team nicknamed Bylo-Syni is ready to fight for a ticket to qualify for the group phase again. Three consecutive wins in the domestic competition will be their main capital to welcome Benfica on Wednesday’s match.
Of the three consecutive wins, Kyiv has not conceded a single goal and has scored 13 goals. This capital is strong enough for them to be victorious at home and get the first three points in Group E.
Benfica looks confident
Undergoing his first away match in Group E, Jorge Jesus is optimistic that his team will be able to pocket the full three points. With a campaign of 14 consecutive matches without defeat, Benfica targets to return home with a win from their visit to headquarters Dynamo Kiev Wednesday morning next.
In last season’s competition, Benfica were only content to play in the Europa League and finished the match in the round of 32. That was after Benfica failed to win on aggregate from Arsenal. This season Benfica as third place in the Portuguese Premier League managed to qualify for the group stage after getting a play-off ticket.
Similar to the hosts in the match later, Benfica will fight hard to qualify in group E of the Champions League this season and compete with two other heavyweight contestants. The team nicknamed As Aguias from 14 consecutive matches without defeat managed to collect 26 goals and only conceded 6 times.
This record has indicated that their attack line is still very productive, supported by a strong defense line. For this reason, in this match, it is certain that Benfica will be an opponent that is not easy to beat.
Head-to-Head Between Dynamo Kiev VS Benfica
Dynamo Kyiv as the host in this match has only experienced one defeat in their last five matches this season. Luckily in the next four matches, they were able to get up and end the match with one draw and the other three games were swept clean with wins. Through these five recent matches, Mircea Lucescu’s troops were able to produce 14 goals and conceded only 4 times.
Benfica as the challenger team in this match carry an unbeaten record from their last five appearances this season. There was only one match ended in a draw as the worst record of the troops carried by Jorge Jesus. Meanwhile, the other four matches ended with wins. Through these five most recent matches, As Aguias’ squad was able to produce 11 goals by conceding only twice.
Seeing the record of meetings that have occurred between these two clubs before, Benfica has always been recorded as the winner in the two meetings that have occurred. Even from these two victories, the exchange latest slot gambling site mentions Benfica managed to keep their goal without conceding. With all the statistics available from both teams, Benfica seems more favored to win the match on Wednesday morning. It is predicted that the match between Dynamo Kyiv VS Benfica will end with score 0 : 2.