BAR vs DYK Dream11: Barcelona’s last few weeks have been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride. Going from a 1-0 loss to Getafe to a convincing 5-1 win at home Ferencvaros, they then lost the El Clasico to their fierce rivals only to secure an impressive 2-0 victory away to Juventus but then drew 1-1 against Deportivo Alaves which is a game they should have easily won. They will go into this game seeking their third straight win in the Champions League. Dynamo Kyiv, on the other hand, is yet to pick up a win in the Champions League with a loss at home to Juventus and a disappointing draw away to Ferencvaros. They will look to use the inconsistency in Barcelona’s side to their advantage as they sit 2 points away from the qualification places.
Barcelona vs Dynamo Kyiv, UEFA Champions League
5 November, 1:30 am (IST)
Camp Nou, Barcelona
BAR – LWLWD
DYK – WLWDW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): The last 5 meetings have seen Barcelona win 3 games and Dynamo Kyiv win 2 games.
Last meeting: Dynamo Kviy 1-2 Barcelona (UEFA Champions League, 2009/10)
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A) Barcelona Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: The confirmed absentee list consists of the usual suspects with Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Philippe Coutinho, Ronald Araujo and Samuel Umtiti all missing out with injuries.
Doubtful starters: Barcelona has no doubtful players in their roster.
Expected changes: Gerard Pique returned to the lineup against Deportivo Alaves and the Spanish veteran is expected to keep his spot. Sergio Busquets is set to make way for Miralem Pjanic as the Bosnian’s partnership with Frenkie de Jong seeming to yield better results. Sergino Dest will start at right-back, over Sergi Roberto. Up-front, it will be a selection dilemma for Ronald Koeman. Antoine Griezmann scored against Alaves and should keep his spot up front. Lionel Messi and Ansu Fati are both likely to start as well. Pedri, Trincao and Ousmane Dembele are all in contention to start.
BAR Playing 11 (probable):
Pedro Neto (GK)
Frenkie de Jong
B) Dynamo Kyiv Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: A Covid-19 outbreak in the Dynamo Kyiv means about 9 players will have to miss the BAR vs DYK Dream11 Prediction game. The likes of Georgi Buschan, Mykola Shaparenko, Oleksandr Karavaev, Vitali Mykolenko will all remain sidelined. Midfielder, Serhiy Sydorchuk, will serve his suspension after picking up two yellow cards against Ferencvaros last week.
Doubtful: Mircea Lucescu does not have any doubtful players but will have to make many changes, given his injury list.
Expected changes: Key first-teamers, Vladyslav Supriaga, Carlos de Pena, Vitaly Buyalsky and Viktor Tsigankov are all available and will be on the team-sheet. Oleksandr Syrota will replace his namesake, Oleksandr Karavaev, at left-back. Vladimir Shepelev and Oleksandr Andrievsky should for the double pivot in midfield.
DYK Playing 11 (probable):
Ruslan Neshcheret (GK)
Carlos de Pena
BAR vs DYK Today Match Prediction Football Match
Despite their patchy form, Barcelona is the favourites to win and by a mile. Bet365 and Paddy Power have placed a Barcelona win at 1.07 while placing a Dynamo win at a whopping 34.00 and 31.00 respectively. The only thing that will give Ronald Koeman’s men some respite is Kyiv’s poor form in the Champions League in comparison to their own great run. A Barcelona win dominates the cards for the BAR vs DYK Today Match Prediction. But Dynamo will not give up easily and would have analyzed Barcelona’s games against Deportivo Alaves and Getafe to give the Cules a hard time.
Captain Options –
Lionel Messi – Arguably the best player the world has ever seen, Lionel Messi has not done as well as he had hoped for in the La Liga but has been excellent in the Champions League with 2 goals and an assist in 2 starts. It masterclass against Juventus secured the 3 points in a tough away game. He also has a pass accuracy of 92% in the Champions League and has provided 20 key passes while creating 21 chances in all competitions.
Ansu Fati – The 18-year-old has been excellent this season with 5 goals and an assist in 6 starts with 1 goal and assist coming in the Champions League. He has 10 key passes and 11 chances created this season with a passing accuracy of 84% in all competitions. His shot conversion rate is also commendable scoring 5 goals from 9 shots on target.
Frenkie de Jong – Being the one steady piece in the Barcelona midfield, Frenkie de Jong has been pivotal since he joined from Ajax. He does his defensive and attacking duties very well, creating 8 chances and providing 7 key passes while also having 11 clearances and 8 interceptions. Frenkie has also completed 100% of his attempted dribbles (14) which is very impressive and has a passing accuracy of 93%.
Dynamo Kyiv –
Vladyslav Supriaga – The 20-year-old has 3 goals and 2 assists so far this season and will be looking for his big break. He was vital for Kyiv’s Champions League qualification and will look to emulate the same form as they chase a spot for the next round.
Victor Tsigankov – Tsigankov has been excellent this season, scoring 5 goals and providing 1 assist this season in just 7 starts. He also opened the scoring against Ferencvaros in midweek. Tsigankov has 2 goals in his last 2 appearances and Dynamo will rely on someone like him to guide them against Barcelona.
Carlos de Pena – Carlos de Pena has 4 goals and an assist in all competitions this season with 3 goals coming in the Champions League. He doubled Dynamo’s advantage against Ferencvaros and will be disappointed to not have won the game. He has helped Dynamo to the top of the Ukrainian League and will hope to do the same in the Champions League.
Differential picks –
Antoine Griezmann – After a series of disappointing performances, Griezmann’s equalizing goal against Alaves will be a huge relief to him and the Barcelona fans alike. Griezmann has had a poor time since his move to the Camp Nou but will look to build upon this goal and keep it going against Dynamo Kyiv. He will pick up all the positivity he can get like his 84% pass accuracy and move forward.
Vitaly Buyalsky – Buyalsky has been a very good creator for Kyiv this season with 2 goals and 5 assists in all competitions this season. He has picked up two assists in his last two games and will look to link up with the likes of de Pena, Tsigankov and Supriaga to find vulnerabilities in the final third.