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CL W: Match of the Week – Dinamo Moscow vs. Vakifbank

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The third Leg of the CEV Champions League for Women is in front of us and we will enjoy in many good matches like always but one is named for The Match Of The Week – Dinamo Moscow vs. Vakifbank Istanbul!

Nataliya Goncharova vs Zhu Ting

Nataliya vs Zhu

In Pool D will clash the first two teams from the standings and the place of the event is Sports Palace Dinamo in Moscow. The match is scheduled for January 24 at 19:00 by local time.

Until now, the Turkish giant scored two wins in Champions League against Galatasaray SK (3-1) and Grote Budowlani Lodz (3-0) but they are also very successful in the Turkish league. From 15 matches they won 14. That means that team of Giovanni Guidetti is currently in series of 13 wins!

But if you watch from begin of the 2017/2018 season, Vakifbank scored 22 wins and suffered only one defeat from Eczacibasi (3-0) in November.

Their main scorer is Ting Zhu, who is also the Best Player of the 2017 Year and MVP of the Turkish Cup. She is currently 4th on the list of best scorers in CL with 46 points and the third best server with 5 aces from 2 matches (8 sets). Check her stats here.

The Serbian middle blocker Milena Rasic is the best blocker in the competition with 13 blocks but also the best blocker in the Turkish league (HER STATS).

Both won Turkish Supercup and Cup in 2017/2018.

On the other side, Dinamo Moscow have 1-1 in Champions League. In the first match of Pool D they defeated Grote Budowlani Lodz (3-0) and in the second leg, they were defeated by Galatasaray SK (1-3). 

In the Russian Superleague, they scored 13 wins out of 15 matches and won the National Super Cup. From the begin of the 2017/2018 season, they scored 16 wins and 4 defeats (1 CL, 3 RCH).

The Russian star Nataliya Goncharova is on the 6th place in the list of the best scorers of Champions League with 41 points while Irina Fetisova is the fourth best blocker with 7 blocks from 6 sets. Goncharova few times was the most productive player in the Russian league. They are titleholders of the Russian championship.

Bookmakers are giving more chances to Vakifbank (1,85 odd) while the odd for Dinamo’s win is 3,25.

What do you think, who will win this clash?Vakifbank with coach Giovanni Guidetti or Dinamo with coach Zoran Terzic?


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Fan Volleyball January 22, 2018 - 3:51 pm

The question is who will win? Vakifbank! One Goncharova match isn’t going to win, for sure Vakifbank will win because it is a team game.


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