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Chelsea vs Dynamo Kiev betting tips: UEFA Europa League last 16 preview and predictions

Chelsea vs Dynamo Kiev prediction: Chelsea 3-0 Dynamo Kiev

Chelsea’s Europa League campaign has reached the last 16 stage.

As they’re currently sixth in the Premier League, could this be their best route back into the Champions League?

Dynamo Kiev shouldn’t be able to stop them reached the quarter-finals.

Will Chelsea take a healthy lead ahead of the second leg at NSC Olimpiyskiy next week?

Chelsea Ruben Loftus-Cheek

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 25: Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group L match between Chelsea and FC BATE Borisov at Stamford Bridge on October 25, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Chelsea vs Dynamo Kiev: Who will win?

Chelsea are 1/3 to make it 5 home wins out of 5 in the UEFA Europa League.

Dynamo Kiev have never won any of their 14 visits to England and are a huge 9/1 to change that.

A draw, which Alyaksandr Khatskevich would be delighted with, is 19/5.

Over 2.5 goals is 8/11.

Both teams to score no is 4/6.

Chelsea to win and both teams to score no is evens.

Chelsea are 1/6 to progress overall: Dynamo are 7/2 to get through to the last 8.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 27: Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea acknowledges the fans during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Chelsea and Sheffield Wednesday at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Callum Hudson-Odoi could be a threat, just as he was in the last round. The teenager is 5/1 to score first and 11/10 to get his fourth Chelsea goal.

Olivier Giroud has been on fire in this competition netting 6 times in 7 UEFA Europa League appearances. The French World Cup winner is 3/1 to break the deadlock and 10/11 to score anytime.

Fran Sol has scored twice in four Dynamo Kiev appearances since joining from Willem II in January. The Spaniard is 11/1 to score first and 10/3 to net in 90 minutes.

Chelsea vs Dynamo Kiev: Match preview

So far, the UEFA Europa League has been too easy for Chelsea.

The Blues amassed 16 points in Group L, the only blot on their record a 2-2 draw in Hungary with MOL Vidi in a game with nothing riding on it.

Then, in the round of 32, they cruised past Malmö 5-1 on aggregate.

Dynamo Kiev are a better side than anyone they’ve faced thus far but the Ukrainian side shouldn’t pose too much resistance.

Chelsea may well need to win this competition if they’re to avoid being in it once again next year.

Despite a 2-0 win over Tottenham last midweek, and a 2-1 win at Fulham on Sunday, the Blues are sixth in the Premier League.

Nevertheless, they’re just 2 points outside the top 4 with a game in hand. So all hope is not lost.

Nevertheless, Maurizio Sarri would love to win the first trophy of his career.

Will Chelsea be in pole position ahead of the second leg next week?

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 04: Mateo Kovačić of Chelsea in action during the UEFA Europa League Group L match between Chelsea and Vidi FC at Stamford Bridge on October 4, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

As for Dynamo, they’re aiming for just their fourth European quarter-final since the turn of the century.

They were impressive in the Group Stages, topping Group K, and their only defeat came in a dead rubber on matchday 6.

In the last round, they earned a solid 2-2 draw in Piraeus before a 1-0 home win which saw them defeat Olympiakos.

Chelsea are a step up in quality compared to anyone they’ve faced though so can they rise to the occasion?

Domestically, they’re struggling to end Shakhtar Donetsk’s dominance over honours.

In fact, Dynamo have only been crowned Ukrainian Champions three times since 2007.

That statistic looks unlikely to change this year.

Despite a 2-1 away win over Desna Chernihiv on Friday, they remain 7 points behind the league leaders.

Chelsea team news vs Dynamo Kiev

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 04: Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea looks on during the UEFA Europa League Group L match between Chelsea and Vidi FC at Stamford Bridge on October 4, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Maurizio Sarri will rotate his squad, as he has done in this competition, but not as much as maybe he should.

Only 18 players still at Chelsea have played 10 or more of Chelsea’s 47 games.

Kepa Arrizabalaga has been in the headlines after refusing to come off in the Carabao Cup Final.

He was dropped for the win over Tottenham but came back in at the weekend at Fulham.

Willy Caballero is expected to be rotated in.

At the back, Andreas Christensen and Emerson Palmieri are both expected to keep their places from the weekend.

Jorginho got his first goal since August on Sunday is expected to retain his place.

Ross Barkley and Mateo Kovačić will make up the midfield with N’Golo Kanté rested.

Barkley is a yellow card away from being suspended for the second leg.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek seems like a good player to have for these games however, his most recent of just 10 starts came 2 January.

Further forward, Willian started at Fulham so Pedro is likely to start here.

Callum Hudson-Odoi may get just his eighth start on the left.

Olivier Giroud has 6 Europa League goals to his name this season and has scored against all 4 different opponents he’s faced.

Dynamo Kiev team news vs Chelsea

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – MARCH 15: The logo of the UEFA Europa League is seen prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between FC Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund at the Red Bull Arena on March 15, 2018 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images,)

This is only Dynamo’s fifth game back after a two month winter break so they should be fit and ready to go.

Denys Boyko is the number 1 goalkeeper having displaced Heorhiy Bushchan earlier this season.

At the back, Josip Pivarić will not be fit after knee surgery.

That’s a big blow as he’s won 26 caps for World Cup finalists Croatia.

Tamás Kádár is also out so teenager Vitaliy Mykolenko will continue to deputise.

In midfield, Benjamin Verbič was surviving a domestic ban at the weekend but will come back in here.

The Slovenian has 12 goals to his name this season so could be a danger man.

Tchê Tchê, who they signed from Palmeiras last summer, has not found his feet in Easter Europe.

Fran Sol will lead the line.

He joined from Willem II for €3 million in January and already has two goals to his name, including the winner against Olympiakos.

Tomasz Kędziora, Denys Harmash and Vitaliy Buyalskyi are all one booking away from being suspended for the second leg.

Predicted Chelsea team vs Dynamo Kiev

Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Dynamo Kiev.

Predicted Dynamo Kiev team vs Chelsea

Predicted Dynamo Kiev line-up vs Chelsea.

The latest tweets from Chelsea pre Dynamo Kiev

The latest tweets from Dynamo Kiev pre Chelsea

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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