A battling performance from Everton in the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie means they head to the Ukrainian capital with a one-goal lead to defend, but a 2-1 advantage won’t be enough.
At 13/5, Roberto Martinez’s underdogs are way too short next to the odds-against banker of 11/10 about Dinamo Kiev claiming the second-leg laurels, while those who envisage the contest ending honours even can get paid out at 5/2.
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Dinamo haven’t tasted defeat on home turf.
Sergei Rebrov’s side are imperious across all competitions at their NSC Olimpiyskiy stronghold this term.
This run spans across 14 matches, with the three results following the resumption of the Ukrainian domestic calendar yielding an 11-1 aggregate score in their favour.
No compatriot has got the better of the Kiev club thus far, with their three seasonal losses so far all coming on Europa League road trips.
Each of Dinamo’s four continental visitors in 2014/15 have been conquered.
The fallen foursome were all vanquished by a two-goal margin and a fifth instalment would see Everton ejected from the competition.
Since 2002 the Ukrainian Premier League leaders have only lost twice on home soil in this competition, while they’ve won seven of the last nine and look well worth a bet to qualify for the quarter finals at 27/20.
Everton have a woeful away record.
Two victories in three weeks against Crystal Palace in the Premier League and Young Boys in the Europa equivalent are all the Toffee have to show from their most recent nine sojourns.
There’s a 90 minutes FA Cup stalemate with West Ham involved in this streak, but the match was ultimately lost on penalties.