Spain vs Ukraine
UEFA Nations League
Date: Sunday, 6 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium.
La Roja were pretty unimpressive in their return to football after a break. They did manage to avoid a defeat, but this style of playing will definitely be detrimental if they hope to lift the title at the end of the competition.
However, they do get a pass, as they were pitted against four-time world champions, Germany. This Sunday though, they do not get such an excuse. They have to perform.
The Yellow and Blue may have taken the top-most spot in the group for now. But they are not the favorites under any circumstance.
In regards to talent, experience, and h2h stats, Enrique’s side take the cake, and they are expected to dominate.
Spain vs Ukraine: Head-to-head (h2h)
- La Roja are on a four-match winning run against this opponent.
- In fact, they do have a 100% unbeaten record in such match-ups, and disregarding a single draw, they do have a 100% winning record.
- Andriy Shevchenko’s men have not scored a single goal in the past three games.
- At home, the Spaniards have a 100% winning record.
Spain vs Ukraine: Prediction
La Roja have one of the most exciting squads in world football now – an inspiring mix of young talents and battle-hardened veterans. They are hungry to once again prove themselves in front of critics, after their surprising exit in the 2018 World Cup, in the Round of 16.
They had taken on Germany in their opener in this contest. The spoils were shared after a 1-1 draw. Timo Werner’s 51st minute strike was neutralized by a last-gasp goal by Jose Gaya.
Meanwhile, Shevchenko’s men had registered a 2-1 win at home, over Switzerland. However, the former have always struggled against La Roja in h2h meetings.
In fact, Enrique’s men would have had a perfect winning record against them if not for a single draw, and they have not even conceded a goal in such clashes in the past 17 years.
Moreover, the Yellow and Blue have a poor record on the road in the last two years. During this period, they have recorded a total of two wins away from home, and both had come against minnows (Lithuania and Luxembourg).
In addition, La Roja were unbeaten in 39 of their previous 41 overall match-ups, and they also are on a six-game winning run at home. Furthermore, they also have lost just once at home in their preceding 20 attempts.
For the reasons, expect Spain to deliver a win this Sunday.
Spain vs Ukraine: Betting Tips
Spain to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
To Score in Second Half: Spain @ 1.44 (4/9).