The chances of the Ukrainian clubs in the UEFA Europa League
Before the start of the playoffs of the Europa League 2018/19 leading bookmakers do not include the Ukrainian clubs in the top 10 contenders to win the tournament. In conjunction with the project betonmobile.ru analyzed the chances, “Shakhtar” and “Dynamo” pass first opponents.
European campaign of the 2018/19 season winner of gold medals the Premier League started with the group stage of the Champions League, where Shakhtar was opposed by Manchester city, Lyon and Hoffenheim. Players Paulo Fonseca fought with the Germans and the French, however, had nothing to oppose to the English club (0:9 the results of the two matches). The strong side of “miners” – a powerful attack, through which Shakhtar to the last claim of reaching the knockout stage of the tournament. Weak point is the defense of the group stage more miners (16) only missed the “red Star”, the “group of death”.
The first opponent of the Ukrainian club in the Europa League will be “Eintracht” according to the actual coefficients on the popular match, the advantage is on the side of the German club. A year ago, the eagles won the German Cup, this season – expect to get into the Champions League. In the Europa League, the team from Frankfurt have won all 6 matches, while the opponents were Lazio and Marseille. Unlike the champion of Ukraine, “Eintracht” is not a frequenter of the European Cup, so we can be sure to participate in the playoffs, the German club will responsibly. The strong side of the “Eintracht” are concerted action during positional attacks – in the group stage of the German club (17) scored the only Sevilla and German Bundesliga – only two leaders (Bayern and Borussia).
Kiev failed to qualify to the group stage of the Champions League: first Vice-Champions of Ukraine with difficulty passed the “Slavia”, and then failed to oppose the “Ajax”. In the Europa League “blue and white” double-beat “Rennes” and picked up 4 points in the two-legged tie with “Astana”. In the group stage Dynamo were the better opponents in the number of goals scored and conceded less than the others. In four cases, the Dynamo scored at least two goals and as many times – not more than one.
According to the draw the people of Kiev will have to play with the Greek Olympiakos, avoiding a meeting with one of the giants. Professional cappers, providing quality football predictions here, I do not doubt the final success of the Ukrainian club. Last season, the Piraeus club won the third place in the domestic championship, and this is behind the leader by 8 points. In the Greek Superleague “red-white” is in third place for number of goals scored and goals conceded. Weak side Olympiakos is playing away – the “red-white” have lost 2 of 3 away matches in the Europa League and the super League lost points with the “OFI Crete” and “Xanthi”.