Serbia vs Ukraine
Date: Sunday, 17 November 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Rajko Mitić (Belgrade).
Serbia’s chances of being a part of the finals next year, are hanging precariously at the moment. A win alone does not guarantee them a ticket as Portugal are sporting a one-point cushion above them. With Ukraine on an undefeated run right now as well, a nerve-wracking ninety minutes is on the cards for the hosts this weekend.
Serbia vs Ukraine Head to head (h2h)
Apart from a few international friendlies, their only recent encounter was the reverse fixture of this matchup which Ukraine won 5-0.
Serbia vs Ukraine Prediction
Serbia made it three wins out of three last week after they posted a 3-2 scorecard at home against Luxembourg. The hosts were much the better side in that clash and registered twelve shots on target by the end of the ninety minutes, which was thrice as many as their foes could manage.
Ljubisa Tumbakovic’s men have also admitted defeat just once on home soil. That too, against Portugal. The home side have garnered six points from a possible nine here so far.
On the other hand, Ukraine have already established themselves as the table-toppers. They are the only side to remain unbeaten in Group B and are currently boasting a stellar six-match winning streak. It is also worth mentioning that the visiting contingent have been recording back to back victories in their last two outings, the most recent of which was a comfortable 3-0 win over Lithuania.
Furthermore, the away side made light work of this foe in their previous h2h meeting. As such the tag of favorites to come out on top would have to be Ukraine in this one. Be that as it may, the visitors have confirmed their berth in the finals, thanks to the five-point advantage they hold over second-placed Portugal.
With the fixture this week being no more than a formality for the guests, there is every reason to believe that Ukraine might not field their strongest eleven. As such, a double chance backing Ukraine would have to be the safest punt.
Additionally, Serbia have arguably been at their best on home soil and have scored nine of their fifteen goals so far, at home. Meanwhile, Ukraine have not shown any signs of slowing down on the road and have found the back of the net five times already.
With both teams proving to be a force to reckon with in the final third, expect neither team to have a clean sheet intact at the last blast of the whistle.
Serbia vs Ukraine Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Ukraine @ 1.90 (9/10)
Both teams to score @ 1.75 (3/4).