Dynamo Kyiv and Volyn Lutsk will meet in the first round of the new season in Ukraine, and vice-champion of Ukraine starts as a big favorite, with most arguments on its side.
Dynamo Kiev has extra motivation to beat the championship, and also an additional chance after Shakhtar rival was weakened considerably following the departures of Fernandinho and Mkhitaryan. Band in the Ukrainian capital has an easy debut at first glance championship, finishing with a championship on the 13th position, just over afloat.
Dynamo Kiev has played seven friendlies this summer, and the balance was not bad. It has recorded four wins, two draws and one defeat, in front of Esteghlal, 1-2. However Dinamo was defeated by bands like Spartak Moscow, Zenit St Petersburg and beyond. Offensive proved to be the main strength, with an average of almost 2 goals per match.
On the other side of the barricade, Volyn Lutsk finished the championship ranked 13th of 16 teams, with only 29 points collected in 30 stages. Clearly exceeded the previous meetings with Dynamo Kyiv, Volyn still had a favorable period of preparation, disputand three games, having drawn two and won one. The victims include Ukrainians and FC Brasov, defeated 2-0. The other victory was achieved in front of Zadar, 4-0, and a draw was checked against Kosice 2-2.
As I said, flatly Volyn Lutsk lost the last five meetings with Dynamo Kiev at home or away. Last championship, the overall score was 6-1 for Dinamo after two meetings.