Slavia Prague – Dinamo Kiev enter the third qualifying round by virtue of the second places in their respective championships. Both have a full score at home after 3 days and the Ukrainians have also beaten the Shakhtar in the eternal battle. The Czechs, coached by Trpisovsky, generally play with a 4-4-2, with the two strikers Skoda and Tecl (11 goals apiece in the last 1.Liga) and the two outside Stoch and Baluta, even if the national midfielder Husbauer is the extra man at the moment. In the Ukrainian team, led by former midfielder Khatskevich, the star of the 20 year old Tsigankov is emerging, who scored 13 goals in the last Prem’er Liha, making it the top scorer of the season. Also Captain Sydorchuk, the other playmaker Garmash and the left-back Croatian Pivaric, protagonist in Russia,

The key points of the prediction SLAVIA PRAGUE – FC DYNAMO KIEV
Dinamo Kiev are 23rd in the UEFA rankings, while Slavia Prague is 153th.

The Czechs have not reached the group stage for 11 years.

In 10 of the last 11 seasons the Ukrainians have arrived either in the Champions League or in the knockout phase of the Europa League.

The defense of Dinamo Kiev is still unbeaten in the 4 official matches so far disputed.


Dinamo Kiev is definitely a team of superior rank and, as often happens, it presents many interesting prospects in its ranks. It will be tough for Slavia Prague to take home the victory ahead of the return leg.

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