Barcelona will aim to get their first win of the 2021-22 Champions League when they host Ukrainian outfit Dynamo Kyiv at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.
Barcelona has had their worst start to a champions league campaign in ten years with back-to-back defeats against Bayern Munich and Benfica. They fell to a disappointing 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the opening match of Group E and couldn’t bounce back losing a further 3-0 to Benfica. They have now failed to score a single goal in the first two fixtures of a champions league season for the first time in their history. However, Barcelona will head into this game with confidence following a 3-1 win over Valencia at the weekend. They have scored 14 goals and conceded 16 so far this season. Defender Ronald Araujo, Martin Braithwaite, Pedri, Ousmane Dembele are ruled out with long-term injuries. Eric Garcia is suspended. Sergio Aguero came on for the final minutes against Valencia and is likely to start on the bench here again.
Dynamo Kyiv will aim at a very much improved performance if they stand a chance in Group E. They however sit above Barcelona in Group E rankings but will need to be at their defensive best to remain that way. After an impressive goalless draw against Portuguese side Benfica, they couldn’t handle a ruthless Bayern Munich side conceding five goals on matchday two. Alongside Barca, they are yet to score this champions league campaign and remain winless in four away champions league games. Dynamo Kyiv sits top of their domestic league standings scoring 29 goals and conceding just three. Artem Besedin, Vladyslav Kulach, Denys Popov are out with long-term injuries.
Barcelona has won the last four meetings between both sides. They are winless in five champions league matches (D1 L4) and have lost the last three champions league matches at Camp Nou. Barcelona has conceded first in five of their last seven matches. Dynamo Kyiv has lost four consecutive away champions league matches. We are backing BTTS here.
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