After losing out on winning the league to Shakhtar Donetsk, Dynamo Kiev will be desperate to get one over on their rivals in the Ukrainian Cup final.
The league was decided well before the final game of the season and this represents the last chance Yuri Semin’s side have to win a trophy this term.
However, Mircea Lucescu’s Shakhtar side are unlikely to be pushovers and he should have no problem firing up his troops for the big derby clash.
In the league this season, Dynamo averaged an impressive two goals per game, ahead of their opponents’ 1.77. The news could prompt a number of football betting fans to look at the goal markets on offer at bwin.com.
Punters can back exactly two goals to be scored at 13/5, while those expecting a goal fest can bet on three (13/4), four (21/4), or five or more (25/4).
Dynamo Kiev ended the season as the form team in the Ukraine. Just two losses and a draw in their last ten matches meant that although they lost out on the league, they are likely to be brimming with confidence.
Interestingly, the last five meetings between the teams have all ended in victory within 90 minutes, with the winning side not conceding a goal.
bwin.com offers odds of 9/2 on Dynamo Kiev winning to nil, while punters wanting to bet on a Shakhtar win to nothing can do so at 5/2.
A successful £10 bet on the latter option will return £35.
Statistics show that Dynamo Kiev have been at their most prolific in the first half of games this season. Thirty-four of their 60 goals have come in the first 45 minutes and they can be backed to score the first goal at 27/20.
Conversely, Shakhtar tend to come into their own in the second 45 minutes, perhaps looking to take advantage of their opponents’ weary legs. Punters can bet on them to win the second half at 31/20. A £10 bet on this outcome would return £25.50.
Alternatively, odds of 22/1 can be had on Dynamo Kiev winning the first half but Shakhtar winning the game.
A successful £10 bet on Dynamo Kiev to win the game 2-0 returns £185. New customers can register here to receive a £25 free bet.