BAR vs DYK Fantasy Preview:
Barcelona has so far relished contrasting fortunes in two of their simultaneous campaigns as La Liga has left a bitter taste in their mouth while Champions League continue to inspire hope for them. Their last week’s victory against Italian stalwarts, Juventus will provide them the much-needed impetus against an inferior Dynamo Kyiv in tonight’s encounter. Despite, barely scraping a stalemate against Alaves in the weekend that drew considerable flak from all around the world, Koeman will be hell-bent to secure a victory in today’s game.
Dynamo Kyiv is currently in the third position of the table that has seen them drawing against Ferencvaros as they ceded a two-goal lead in the end to be handed over the shared spoils of the war. Their preceding fixture against The Old Lady went down in flames as Alvaro Morata struck twice to sink their ship. This will be an extremely crucial fixture for Mircesca Lucescu and his wards as a victory may seem them ambling to the top two positions, keeping in mind that Juventus falters. However, securing a victory against Barcelona at Camp Nou may be a very far-fetched dream if not for a miracle.
However, if we shift our focus from the European contention to the national assignments that these two teams have been fighting for, Barcelona is not just ailing but it is an uncharacteristic show from the European stalwarts while Kyiv is making merry in their country, wreaking havoc in the opposition defence. These are our Dream11 fantasy picks for the upcoming Champions League fixture.
Barcelona vs Dynamo Kyiv
BAR vs DYK: Head to head
In the ten European fixtures that these two teams have played with each other, Barcelona holds sway with six victories while Kyiv has so far managed three wins. The last rendezvous between these two sides saw a Guardiola-led Barcelona eke out a slender victory against Kyiv as the scoreline read 2-1 in favour of the Catalan giants.
BAR vs DYK: Probable Teams:
Barcelona: Neto; Sergino Dest, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Frenkie de Jong, Miralem Pjanic; Ansu Fati, Lionel Messi, Francisco Trincao; Antoine Griezmann
Dynamo Kyiv: Ruslan Neshcheret; Tomasz Kedziora, Ilya Zabarnyi, Oleksandr Syrota, Oleksandr Karavaev; Vitaliy Buyalskyi, Volodymyr Shepelev, Mykola Shaparenko; Viktor Tsygankov, Vladyslav Supriaha, Carlos de Pena
Picks to consider:
Lionel Messi will undoubtedly be the best pick for the Spanish stalwarts as most of their attacks revolve around them. He is not just a finisher but the quality that he delivers in the middle is nothing short of godly.
Carlos De Pena can be a big name for the Kyiv considering his goal-scoring instincts that has seen him soaring higher than one can anticipate. Given the blistering form that Pena has been in the domestic league, it is expected that he can run rings around a questionable Barcelona defence.
1. Ansu Fati
2. Antoinne Griezmann
Match Prediction – Who will win today?
Despite the fact that this fixture looks to be a great one on papers and with the attacking calibre of Kyiv, it will be quite a match-up between these two sides. However, despite being a bit haywire in La Liga, if there is one team that you expect not to cross swords with, in the Champions League, is Barcelona. With the attacking force spearheaded by the Argentine God, anything can happen.