After going up 2-0 in their first leg last week at a neutral venue, Valencia can finish off Dynamo Kiev Thursday at home and advance to the round of 16. Here are the odds.Bet on the Europa League now and take advantage of a great deal from William Hill, where you can land a $100 betting bonus.
Dynamo Kiev was unfortunately forced to play its 'home leg' away from Ukraine due to the civil unrest in the capital city and then lost 2-0 in neutral Cyprus.
Today the Ukrainians head to Valencia to try and overturn that result as 5.00 underdogs. Down a pair of goals, it is obviously expected that they will come out guns-a-blazing for this match, and I expect both teams to score in the game -- which is being offered right now at 1.80.
Valencia is listed at 1.73 to win outright, while the draw is offered at 3.50. The Spanish club is 7-4-2 at home in La Liga and is unbeaten in its last seven matches, including a 2-1 win at the Mestalla over Granada this past weekend.
Valencia has a few players out due to some injuries picked up from the last week, so manager Juan Antonio Pizzi will need to shuffle the deck a little bit.
Consider another goal from 20-year-old Spanish striker Paco Alcacer, who has five goals from his last six matches. He can be taken at 1.91 to deliver at any point in the match.
One player that is expected not to suit up for the match is Sofiane Feghouli, so do not consider him to score. A big mistake many bettors make is placing a correct goal scorer pick before seeing the injury reports as well as the starting lineup.
Like the Alcacar pick, the over 2.5 total goals selection is listed right now at 1.91. Though I expect Kiev to come out and notch one, I anticipate Valencia to catch them on the counter attack sooner or later.
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