Luxembourg vs Ukraine
Euro 2020 Qualification
Date: Monday, 25 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Josy Barthel (Luxembourg).
Ukraine can’t afford a failure on Monday evening when they travel to Stade Josy Barthel to battle one of group underdogs Luxembourg in the second round of the qualifying campaign. The Yellow-Blues will have a tough task to pick up one of top two spots in the group past two World Cup contestants Portugal and Serbia.
If they fail to make the top-two finish, Ukraine can still feature the European Championship as they will play Nations League play-offs after a stellar run in the group stage campaign. Andriy Shevchenko’s men topped the group with Czech Republic and Slovakia with three wins and a loss in four games. They defeated both Finland and Kosovo on travels in the previous WC Qualification campaign which is why we have reasons to expect them perform well here against Luxembourg.
Luxembourg vs Ukraine: Head-to-head
Ukraine won each of three head to head encounters with the Red Lions.
Interestingly, the scoreline was identical in all of past three H2H affairs (a 3-0 win for Ukraine).
Teams last met each other in the previous European Championship Qualifications.
Luxembourg vs Ukraine: Prediction
Luxembourg improved their pedigree in the last couple of qualifying campaigns. They are no longer a team to build a goal difference on as they proved strength by pulling off some unexpected shocks from time to time in the last five years.
They thus saw off Belarus and held the likes of Bulgaria and France to draws in the previous WC Qualification run. Luxembourg also lost 0-1 to Sweden during the same campaign and they could be a tough nut to crack for this Ukrainian side here.
The value is thus fine in backing the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at the odds of 2.10. Punters who prefer bigger longshots can go for the 0-1 correct score bet at the odds of 6.50. Draw at the half time is paid at 2.50.
Luxembourg vs Ukraine: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.10 (11/10)
Correct Score 0-1 @ 6.50 (11/2).