Ukraine vs Czech Republic
UEFA Nations League
Date: Tuesday, 16th October 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: OSC Metalist (Kharkiv).
Home side had a remarkable UNL after the two rounds. They sit on top with 2 wins and are well placed for contention of Euro 2020 spot.
Coach Shevchenko deserves for the way they came back from a substandard WC qualifying campaign. Yellow-Blue’s finished third in their group behind Iceland and Croatia.
The home side are unbeaten in 2018 with 7 home wins out of 10 and including 7 clean sheets in the process. At home they look unstoppable.
Shevchenko has shaped his side to handle pressure. In their recent game against Italy they managed to come back from 1-0 down to draw the game.
Federico Bernardeschi put the Italians in front early in the second half. The Yellow-Blues interrupted the Italian celebrations when Ruslan Malinovsky found the net seven minutes later.
Czech Coach Jaroslav Šilhavý will be more than happy with his teams win against Slovakia in the last round.
The team went to City Arena in Slovakia after a defeat in their group opener against Ukraine. But they broke out of their shell and with a late strike from AS Roma’s 22-year old Patrik Schick.
Ukraine vs Czech Republic Head to head
- Reverse fixture in the group saw Ukraine win away 2-1.
- Last 3 meetings saw 1 win each for them and 1 game drawn with over 2.5 goals in 2 of those games.
- Ukraine are in an 8 game unbeaten streak overall and under 2.5 goals in 7 of those 8 games.
- The Czech’s has 6 wins in their last 10 games. In away fixtures the team has a moderate performance.
- In last 10 away matches 5 were won and 4 lost. Also conceded in all recent away games.
Ukraine vs Czech Republic Predictions
Ukraine have more chances to win this clash. With an away victory against their opponents they are mentally stronger. The recent 1-1 result against the Azzurri is also pointing towards a home victory.
Ukraine may concede but they have the firepower up front to overcome that deficit.
A close game can be expected as Czech’s know they have to win this one to go to the top of the table.
Ukraine vs Czech Republic Betting Tips
Ukraine to win @ 1.80 (4/5).
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.61 (3/5).