Europa League Preview (Group Stage): Rio Ave vs. Dynamo Kyiv

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Updated: September 15, 2014
Dinamo Kiev

Match Date: 18 September 2014 (local time)

Venue: Rio Ave, Vila do Conde

 

Soaring high in the domestic league, Rio Ave is eager to extend its impressive run in the Europa League. The tournament is the squad’s first participation and indeed, it is eager to carve its name in footballing history.

 

However, the first thing it needs to do is overcome the bouts of a determined Dynamo Kyiv.

 

The contenders

Rio Ave

Rio Ave currently holds the top spot in the Primeria Liga. Undefeated in its last 4 matches, the squad is on the verge of continuing its winning streak in the international stage.

 

Needless to say, the upcoming match is the perfect opportunity for the club to impress in a much bigger arena. They have the home court advantage, which they can use to strengthen their campaign and if utilized properly, they can easily secure a stunner against the online betting favorite, Dynamo Kyiv.

 

Dynamo Kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv is also doing well in the domestic league. It maintains an undefeated record, but the draws that it incurred kept them in the 3rd spot. Nevertheless, their domestic league status will definitely help the squad to be more focus in the Europa League.

 

Having won silverwares in both the Europa and Europa Super Cup, certainly, Dynamo Kyiv is one of the strongest forces to reckon with in this particular competition.

 

Possible head turners

Artem Kravets have been prolific poacher for Dynamo Kyiv and so it is only fitting to expect him to step up in this particular competition.

 

Prediction

Rio Ave 1-2 Dynamo Kyiv

 

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