Barcelona will look to put some indifferent league form behind them when they take on Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.
Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
Key Stat: Barcelona have lost just one of their last 11 Champions League matches - though it was their 8-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich.
Expert Verdict: Barcelona are in poor La Liga form but they remain on course in this group, having thrashed Ferencvaros and seen off Juventus so far. Dynamo Kiev have one point from two games by contrast, and Barcelona are favourites to win this game.
Neto will continue in goal despite his gaffe at the weekend, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen still unavailable. Samuel Umtiti’s absence will be combated by Gerard Pique’s return, however. Philippe Coutinho and Ronald Araujo are also absent.
Lionel Messi – Barcelona need their little magician to get them out of their current slump. If anyone can, he can.
Antoine Griezmann – The French striker is yet to taste sustained success at Barcelona but there is no question that, on top form, he is still one of Europe’s best.
Gerard Pique – His return at the back is timely, even if Barcelona’s defensive Champions League form has not been as bad as their league form.
Barcelona’s poor league form continued last time out, with a 1-1 draw at Alaves, but they did beat Juventus in their last Champions League game. Ousmane Dembele opened the scoring and Lionel Messi’s late penalty sealed a 2-0 victory.
Defenders:Sergino Dest, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba
Defensive Midfielders:Miralem Pjanic, Frenkie de Jong
Attacking Midfielders:Pedri, Lionel Messi, Ansu Fati
Sergiy Sydorchuk’s costly red card last time out means he will be suspended, while Dynamo are severely short of options due to the current medical circumstances. Teenager Ruslan Nescheret is likely to start in goal, with Denys Boyko and Georgiy Buschan both unavailable, as are seven outfield players.
Viktor Tsygankov – Scored in each of the last two matches, including the winner in the 2-1 victory against Dnipro-1 last time out.
Carlos de Pena – Scored against Ferencvaros in the last Champions League match and also netted in the recent win at Rukh Vynnyky.
Vladyslav Supryaha – Two goals up front so far this season and, with so many players unavailable, he will need to deliver something in this game.
Dynamo Kiev got back to winning ways last time out, continuing their good league form as an own goal and Viktor Tsygankov’s second goal in as many games helped them come from behind to beat Dnipro-1 2-1. Tsygankov had opened the scoring before Carlos de Pena made it 2-0 against Ferencvaros in their last Champions League game, but they ended up drawing 2-2.
Defenders:Tomasz Kedziora, Denys Popov, Artem Shabanov, Ilia Zabarnyi
Defensive Midfielders:Vladimir Shepelev, Oleksandr Andrievskyi
Attacking Midfielders:Carlos de Pena, Viktor Tsygankov, Benjamin Verbic
This will be the first meeting between these two teams since the 2009-10 group stage, when Barcelona won home and away to take their record to six wins in ten games in this fixture. Dynamo Kiev have beaten Barca three times in Europe, with one draw.
Barcelona’s poor league form continued at the weekend and it is clear all is not well at the Nou Camp in La Liga.
And yet, in the Champions League, their form is good. They beat Juventus last time out to go clear at the top of this group – having previously thrashed Ferencvaros.
There are some obvious deficiencies, with too many goals conceded and a clear sign they have lost their aura recently.
But they are still comfortable favourites for this game, against a Dynamo team riddled by virus. The Ukrainian side will have a teenager in goal and are without seven outfield players.
An eighth, Sergiy Sydorchuk, is suspended and it leaves them very light.
Their issue is the opposite to Barcelona’s – they are in good league form but have not transferred that too Europe.
They blew a good chance to claim three points last time out, blowing a 2-0 lead as they conceded a late equaliser after Sydorchuk’s red card.
Barcelona need a win to restore some pride – their league position does not do that – but the Catalan giants should expect no less from this fixture.
Barcelona are huge odds-on favourites for this game against depleted Dynamo. They can be backed at 1/10 to win with 10Bet.
With Dynamo short of options, you can bet against both teams to score at 1/2 with 888sport and 10Bet.
Over 2.5 goals will return 3/10 with Bet365 and Betway.
Lionel Messi is favourite to score at any time and can be backed at 7/20 to do so with Betway. Ansu Fati is a best price of 4/5 with Bet365.
Barcelona are big favourites to win this game and continue their good Champions League form, even if their La Liga form has not stacked up so far.