Ukraine Super Cup Match Preview for the Klasychne derby
In Ukraine will be played the final of the Super Cup competition between two of the best teams in Ukraine during the past season - Shakhtar Donetsk and Dynamo Kiev. Dynamo Kiev was the team to win the Super Cup trophy last year. This will be another one Klasychne Derby to enjoy.
Shakhtar Donetsk achieved a double, after winning the title in Pari-Match league and also the Ukrainian Cup and now they will seek to add another trophy to their tally. The preparation for them started in a good way as they achieved 2 wins in their first 2 friendlies, beating 2:0 Bochum and 3:2 Odense. But after that, they showed some signs of inconsistency drawing 0:0 against a modest team like Holstein Kiel and losing 2:0 against the Belgian side Charleroi. So, we can say that they do not come with the highest morale in this duel. They will be hanging their hopes on their attacking trio composed by Facundo Ferreyra, Gustavo Blanco and Taison. After 2 matches without scoring a goal, I expect Paulo Fonseca to change something in the attacking gameplay to be more productive.
Dynamo Kiev finished 2nd in the league and failed to conquer the cup. So, now this is a good chance for them to change that. They have been better in this stage of preparing for the new season. They have won 4 out of 5 matches in the friendlies and drawn one. Winnings include a 4:0 against Wattens, 2:0 against CS U. Craiova, 3:0 against Wacker Innsbruck, 4:1 against Sparta Prague and 1:1 draw against FC Botosani. A crucial point for their game is the offensive side as they have scored a total of 14 goals during these matches.They respond to Shakhtar Donetsk with their offensive trio composed by Artem Biesiedin, Dmytro Khlyobas and Andriy Yarmolenko. The last one is their best player in the current team.
Head To Head: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Dynamo Kiev
The Klasychne derby has had Shakhtar Donetsk as the best during their latest encounters. Dynamo Kiev won the last match 2:3 at Shakhtar's home but before that, they were on a ten matches streak without a win. The average number of goals in matches between them is 3.2 with Shakhtar Donetsk scoring 1.8 goals per game while Dynamo Kiev scoring 1.4 goals per game.
Our main prediction for this match is both teams to score with odds of 1.83 as stated by bet365.
Another pick worth considering is +0.5 goals Asian Handicap in favour of Dynamo Kiev.
2 AH +0.5 at odds of 1.80 provided by bet365.
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