Dynamo Kiev vs Everton Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Dynamo Kiev vs Everton | Thursday 19 March, 2015 | NSK Olimpjs’kyj | 18.00
Everton are again without Kevin Mirallas as they look to secure their place in the Europa quarterfinals with another victory against Dynamo Kiev.
The Toffees came from behind in the first leg at Goodison Park to walk out 2-1 victors, but they will be looking for another strong performance to ensure they capitalise on their current one-goal advantage.
Roberto Martinez’ men took a comfortable 3-0 win against Newcastle at the weekend, quelling some suggestions that the Merseysiders may face possible relegation at the end of the season.
Everton midfielder Leon Osman commented on the club’s confident mood, stating, “The manager has a big squad, a good squad. We had five changes for Newcastle but we were still really strong.
“There’ll be changes again on Thursday I’m sure and there’s a load of competition for places but we’re in this as a team.
“There’s no sulking if you’re not in the team – it’s all about the 11 that are out there getting a result.
“We’re certainly going there with confidence, even though these ties are difficult in places like Ukraine. They’ll be making it as difficult as they can for us but we’re looking forward to it.
“We’ll be going there with a goal advantage. It’ll be difficult but we’re confident.”
Steven Pienaar and Tony Hibbert both miss out for Everton with knee injuries but Aiden McGeady looks set to return from a similar injury in time for the game.
Bryan Oviedo and Kevin Mirallas will also both miss the clash, with Mirallas also having missed out on Sunday’s game due to a knock.
Dynamo Kiev will be down a key defender without the services of Yevhen Makarenko, while Jeremain Lens, Olexandr Shovkovskiy and Serhiy Sydorchuk all remain doubts for Serhiy Rebrov’s squad.
The leaders of the Ukrainian Premier League approach the game confident after a 5-0 hammering of Illichivets last time out, with Andriy Yarmolenko scoring a brace.
“Everton – a good team, they showed in the first game, but at the same time they do not have anything special, just a good quality team,” said Yarmolenko.
“In the first match we lost 201 but it is not a critical or bad result. We distinguished ourselves with a goal on the road and it will be enough in Kiev to score on goal, and everything will change.
“It depends solely on us. If we show a good game, I’m sure we will go on. I am sure we will all succeed.”
Dynamo Kiev vs Everton Betting Tips
As Everton have the goal advantage and look to be a slightly stronger side, we’ll be backing Romelu Lukaku to score and Everton to win, priced at 6/1 with William Hill.
Betway is offering great odds on an Everton 2-0 victory, at 8/1.