Man City vs. Dynamo Kiev: Bet Both Teams To Score For Your Soccer Picks

Martin Green

Monday, March 14, 2016 7:30 PM UTC

Monday, Mar. 14, 2016 7:30 PM UTC

Man City won the first leg of the tie against Dynamo Kiev, but they still need to win the 2nd match, or get into a draw. Since the score is unsure, we cannot choose City as our soccer pick.

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Man City destroyed a very mediocre Dynamo Kiev side in the first leg of this tie and they are all but assured a place in the quarter-finals. They should win again in the second leg, although a draw would suit them as they would still progress on aggregate, so it is risky backing them outright.

The biggest question anyone wanting to bet on this match will have to ask themselves is: what level of intensity will Man City bring to the game, knowing they are already 3-1 up on aggregate and still have a lot of work to do in the Premiership? Fourth-placed Man City still have an outside chance of winning the league, given the erratic form displayed by the teams ahead of them, while the likes of Man Utd and West Ham are nipping at their heels from further down the table, desperate to break into the top four and thus qualify for next season’s Champions League. City will need to conserve some energy for the league battle and may take a foot off the gas a bit here, content to contain Dynamo Kiev, play out a dull draw and prepare for the next round. Kiev too have it all to play for in Ukraine. They are three points ahead of Shakhtar Donestsk at the top of the table and face a tough battle to win the league.


Betting Options
Outright betting is tricky here. Soccer odds boards indicate that Man City is best priced -5000 to qualify (Coral), which tells you everything you need to know about the outcome on aggregate. But for this game a bet on a City win is risky. Coral has the best price available on them, at -175, which isn’t particularly high. The draw is +333 with Bet365 and Dynamo are +525 at BetVictor, although those are probably unwise bets.

You might be better off spreading your bet across a few correct scores. Check all you need to know about sportsbooks in our page in order to know the best and safest places to bet on. Bet Victor has all the best prices on this market, and is offering a compelling +800 on 2-1 to City. You could hedge your bets and back the 1-1 draw (+800) and a 1-0 to City (+700) and even 2-0 to City (+750).


Final Analysis
The best bet on Man City in recent times has been on both teams to score, which in this case, is the best soccer pick you can choose in order to have a more secure betting. They are very strong going forward, but in the absence of captain Vincent Kompany, they were shambolic at the back, so they could often be relied on to score and concede. The return of Kompany in the last few weeks has changed that; they are more solid defensively now, although they still concede too often for a side challenging for the Premiership and the Champions League. This will probably be the first thing Pep Guardiola changes when he takes over in the summer, as he will look to bring the ruthless pressing and strong defensive displays that have defined his time at Bayern Munich to the Etihad. For now, however, you might be tempted by betting on both teams to score, priced -120 at William Hill.


Feature Information To Take Into Account
Sergio Aguero has been in fantastic form lately and the deadly Argentinian international heads up the first goal scorer betting, best priced at +300 with Paddy Power. However, given his recent injury problems, you just have to wonder whether manager Manuel Pellegrini will risk his prise asset in a tie they have all but won already. Next up is Kevin de Bruyne at +450 with Paddy Power, although the goals have dried up a bit for him of late. Wilfried Bony is also +450 and he may get a chance to feature is Aguero is rested, but a better option may be young striker Kelechi Iheanacho, who is +500 at PaddyPower and would relish the opportunity to charge at this Dynamo defence. If you back him and he doesn’t play, you will get your stake back.

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Free UCL Pick: Both teams to score -172
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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