Fenerbahce vs Dynamo KievUEFA Champions League, KO: 18:00 Jul 27, 2022, Fenerbahce Sukru Saracoglu Stadyumu, Istanbul
DYNAMO KYIV will have the support of the neutral when they attempt to keep alive their Champions League hopes in Turkey, but they are unlikely to receive much sympathy from Fenerbahce.
The Turks take the team from the war-torn country back to Istanbul after a highly-encouraging first leg. Dynamo's ‘home' game was played in Lodz, Poland and it backfired because thousands of Fenerbahce fans more or less turned it into a home game for them.
Jorge Jesus' side should have won it too, winning the shots on target count by 6-0, but it's all to pay for in Istanbul on Wednesday.
Neither side have started their league campaign yet and Dynamo's season is likely to be somewhat unusual because of the conflict with Russia, with neutral venues.
Fenerbahce have looked impressive under veteran former Sporting Lisbon and Benfica boss Jesus with pre-season wins over Partizan Belgrade and Hull City.
Dynamo's preparation have been obviously disrupted – the draw in Poland was their first official game in eight months – and they also have a veteran boss who makes 68-year-old Jesus look like a rookie – Romanian doyen Mircea Lucescu is 76!
But they will both be desperate to clinch qualification with a tie against Austrians Sturm Graz awaiting the winners in the next round.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to heads
The sides battled out a goalless draw in Poland last week as can be seen below.
The clubs have met five times in Europe and Fenerbahce have never won.
Players to watch
Uruguayan international striker Diego Rossi turned his loan spell into a £5 million permanent move in the summer and he is the danger man of Fenerbahce.
Artem Besedin started on his own up front last week for Dynamo and the Ukrainian international striker is likely to be asked to do the same this week in Turkey.
Anything else catch the eye?
As anyone in Scotland can tell you, it would be dangerous to write off any Ukrainian team, but it's hard to see them causing an upset here.
Fenerbahce were dominant in the first leg and – backed by vociferous support – can end Dynamo's dreams here.
They mean business judging by their summer signings – they have spent around £20 million – while Dynamo will very much have to make do and mend. As Lucescu pointed out after the game, ‘Who’s going to come to Ukraine now? No one. We must use players we have.'
Fenerbahce will start on the front foot here and they could even put this to bed early – try the hosts to win half time and full time at 19/10 with bet365.
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