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Dynamo Kyiv host Barcelona on Tuesday as the struggling Spanish giants aim to get back on track with a second consecutive win over the Ukrainians. A lot has changed since the last time these two sides met with Ronald Koeman no longer on the sideline for the Catalan side and Barcelona executives travelling on from Kyiv to Qatar in order to woo former Barca star Xavi to take over the manager's role. Barca won 1-0 last time out with Gerard Pique on target but Bayern are six points ahead with Benfica just one away in second and away at Bayern this week.

Here is how you can watch the match and what to know:

Viewing information

  • Date: Tuesday, Nov. 2 | Time: 4 p.m. ET
  • Location: Olimpiyskiy -- Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Live stream: Paramount+
  • Odds: Kyiv +450; Draw +280; Barca -150 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

Team news

Kyiv: Artem Besedin, Vladyslav Kulach, Ibrahim Kargbo and Denys Popov are all out.

Barca: Eric Garcia is suspended. Ronald Araujo and Pedri are out. Ousmane Dembele is a doubt. 

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Storylines

Kyiv: The hosts drew in their only other home game so far this season and they are unbeaten in 13 across all competitions. Dynamo have lost just once in their last six matches with nine scored and four conceded but are yet to score in Europe.

Barca: Sergi Barjuan's men are on a run of three straight wins over Kyiv going back to late 2020 with Barca winning 7-1 accumulatively. Barca's only UCL goal so far came through Pique and lost their last trip away with a five-match winless streak currently in place.

Prediction

Barca to win but only just. Expect Kyiv to give it a good go and perhaps even threaten to draw but the visitors should have just enough. Pick: Kyiv 1-2 Barca.