One point against Dynamo Kiev would take the pressure off them in the final game against Besiktas.
Upson said: "We need to seal qualification against Kiev. I've been to Istanbul. I was on the bench with England the night that David Beckham smashed a penalty over the bar (in 2003). There was a riot in the tunnel at half-time.
"They are a force at home in Europe. So it will be a big push for us to get the job done tonight."