Besiktas v Dynamo Kiev: Istanbul likely to prove a shutout-free zone

Junior Moraes has been the top domestic scorer for Dynamo Kiev this season
Junior Moraes has been the top domestic scorer for Dynamo Kiev this season
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Both teams to score looks like a shrewd investment as Besiktas welcome Dynamo Kiev in Group B...


"Dynamo Kiev have netted in six straight group games abroad – once three times and twice three times – despite giving up ten goals in the process."

Back both teams to score @ 1.9520/21

Besiktas 2.35/4 v Dynamo Kiev 3.613/5; The Draw 3.412/5
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This is Besiktas' first Champions League group-stage appearance this decade, but their work on the opening night suggested that they might do more than merely make up the Group B numbers, equalising in the 90th minute to hold competition regulars Benfica to a 1-1 draw in Portugal.

That was better than what Dynamo Kiev managed when hosting Napoli, being beaten 2-1, yet it is often unwise to afford first impressions too much value. The Ukrainian side excelled on the road in 2015/16, defeating Porto and Maccabi Tel Aviv 2-0 and holding Man City 0-0, only losing to Chelsea.

By contrast, Besiktas underwhelmed at home in the Europa League, exiting in the first round after one win from three in front of their fans. In their previous Champions League adventure in 2009/10, they had one stellar away result - a 1-0 victory at Man United - but didn't claim a point in Istanbul.


Both Teams to Score

This bet has landed in both Group B fixtures to date, and almost every statistic points to Dynamo Kiev having some presence on the scoresheet. They have netted in six straight group games abroad - once three times and twice three times - despite giving up ten goals in the process.

Besiktas haven't shut out any of their past seven guests in the tournament proper, with both teams firing also a feature of their three home league matches so far this term: a 2-2 draw and 3-1 and 4-1 triumphs.


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Back both teams to score @ 1.9520/21


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