Ukraine vs Portugal
Date: Monday, 14 October 2019
Kick-off time at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium (Kiev).
Halfway through the qualifiers in the group stage, both Ukraine and Portugal have left the others to dust and raced to the top of the table. The toppers locking horns will be one of the interesting ties in the next week. It is sure as we can expect a lot of fire in the middle of the field.
Ukraine vs Portugal Head-to-head (h2h)
- The teams have met three times and each has a win.
- Both wins were registered by the hosting sides of the match.
- Their previous encounter was tied in a goalless bout.
- At home, Ukraine had a 2-1 win in 1996 in the previous home encounter.
Ukraine vs Portugal Prediction
As we can tell from the table, both teams have shown good composure in the Group stages. Leading the group B with four wins and a draw in five ties, the host has won both home challenges. However, in the group, only the Portuguese squad poses a threat to them. This is clarified as their only draw in the league was with the Navigators.
Besides that, the visitors have two wins and two draws from their four appearances in the qualifiers. Significantly, Fernando Santos’s men had rallied both their tournament wins far from home. Since they seem so strong on stranger grounds, they might have a chance over the Yellow-Whites.
With his haul from the previous match against Serbia, Cristiano Ronaldo will surely leave the Ukrainian defense bewildered as always. Much over that, continued support from Bernardo Silva on the wings and young Jaoa Felix in the center has helped him finishing off in his previous league games. Henceforth, we can surely see the start striker see the back of the nets at Kiev.
Apart from that, Yellow-Whites have lost two of their last ten home fixtures. In the meantime, the Portuguese squad has just lost one out of ten away ties. Besides that, the teams have met previously which ended in a goalless draw in the league hosted by Ukraine. It can be watched whether the Navigators can continue their away unbeaten run once again.
As such, there is more chance for the visitors to win the game based on their performance in the Group stages recently. Even though it is safe to draw no bet upon the Navigators as the opposition is also stronger at home.
Ukraine vs Portugal Betting tips
Cristiano Ronaldo to score anytime @ 2.00 (Evens)
Draw no bet: Portugal @ 1.44 (4/9).