Dynamo Kyiv vs Benfica. Which team will win the first match?

On Wednesday, August 17, at the City Stadium in Lodz, a duel between Dynamo Kiev and Benfica will take place as part of the first match of the Champions League playoffs.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Dynamo Kyiv vs Benfica

Dynamo Kyiv

Dynamo has already managed to pass two rounds of qualification and has secured the group stage of one of the European Cup tournaments for a long time. Mircea Lucescu's team has passed Fenerbahce and Sturm and now they need to beat Benfica to play in the Champions League group stage in the autumn.

Only one legionnaire remained in the Kyiv team - Tomasz Kendzhera, so the backbone of the club is made up of Ukrainian football players. But even with such a line-up, the Romanian coach is giving a good result and will certainly try to motivate his players to succeed in the next match.


Benfica went through Midtjylland in the third round of the Champions League qualification, beating their opponent with a total score of 7:2. The Portuguese came to the start of the season in very good shape and are clearly determined to take the last step on the way to the group stage of the tournament.

The players and coaching staff of the Eagles are well aware that they will be the favorites of the upcoming confrontation. The Portuguese team will have the class and experience of the players on their side, so they will definitely want to make a good bid to advance further in the first game.

Dynamo Kyiv vs Benfica

Dynamo Kyiv vs Benfica facts

  • Before this meeting, the teams met each other 6 times in European competition: four wins for Benfica, Dynamo won once and one game ended in a draw;
  • Only in one of these six matches between the teams did the bet on the total over 2.5 goals go;
  • In none of the four matches between Dynamo and Benfica was there a bet on both teams to score;
  • Former Dynamo Kyiv forward Roman Yaremchuk plays in Benfica;
  • The last time the teams met was in the group stage of the Champions League last season: the first match ended in a 0-0 draw, while Benfica won the second 2-0.

ODDs from download 1xbet

The popular bookmaker 1xbet offers its customers the following quotes for this first match of the Champions League qualification play-offs: you can bet on Dynamo Kiev for 3.75, on a draw for 3.35, and on Benfica for 1.93. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

One of the most interesting pairings of the playoffs of the Champions League qualifying round, in which there is a clear favorite - Benfica. According to bookmakers, even in an away match, the Portuguese team has a higher chance of winning, which means that it will be a very difficult confrontation for the people of Kiev. Under Lucescu, Dynamo plays pragmatic football for the result and in the new match it is unlikely to deviate from this strategy, which means that a large number of goals can hardly be expected, given the importance of the match. A good choice would be a bet on total under 2.5 goals for 1.69.

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