Scotland vs Ukraine: Match Preview & Betting Tips
Ukraine will face Scotland at Hampden Park in the play-offs of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Whoever emerges victorious stands a chance to play against Wales for a place in Qatar 2022, set to kick off in November this year.
The match was scheduled to occur in March but was delayed due to Ukraine’s invasion by Russia. It will now take place on Wednesday, June 1st.
Get your sports betting off to a great start this week by placing your bets on the exciting Scotland vs Ukraine fixture. Read on for match details and football betting tips from our experts.
Scotland vs Ukraine head-to-head and form:
The two teams have only faced each other twice before, winning one match each. Scotland will go into the match following a 2-2 draw against Austria in International Friendlies while Ukraine will also come off the back of a draw (1-1) against Rijeka in Club Friendly Games.
If Scotland manage to win both games, they’ll be the first Scotland team to earn a spot in the World Cup since 1998. However, Steve Clarke will likely be pushing to keep the team’s focus on getting past Ukraine before daring to dram beyond that.
Scotland form guide: D-D-W-W-W-W-W
Ukraine form guide: D-W-W-W-D-D-W
Key Match Facts:
- Scotland have scored anaggregate of 11 goals in their last 6 games and conceded 5.
- Scotland have scored at least 1 goal in their last 8 matches.
- Ukraine have scored at least 1 goal in their last 10 games.
- Scotland are on an 8-game unbeaten streak.
- Ukraine haven’t lost in their last 10 matches.
- On average, Ukraine scores 1.89 goals when playing away while Scotland scores 1.4 goals when playing on home ground.
Scotland vs Ukraine Team News
Scotland’s manager has a strong squad to choose from, with players like Che Adams, Scott McTominay, John McGinn and Andrew Robertson to rely on. Ryan Jack and Kieran Tierney will be missing out due to injuries.
Scotland possible line-up: David Marshall, Jack Hendry, Grant Hanley, John Souttar, Stephen O’Donnell, Scott McTominay, John McGinn, Andrew Robertson, Stuart Armstrong, Callum McGregor, Che Adams.
As for Ukraine, there are no injury troubles to report. The team will include the likes of West Ham United winger Andriy Yarmolenko, Everton left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko and Benfica striker Roman Yaremchuk.
Ukraine possible line-up: Andriy Pyatov, Oleksandr Karavayev, Illya Zabarnyi, Mykola Matviyenko, Vitaliy Mykolenko, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Taras Stepanenko, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Andriy Yarmolenko, Roman Yaremchuk, Viktor Tsyhankov.
Scotland vs Ukraine Betting Tips
The Scots will be determined to make the most of their home ground advantage. Taking everything into consideration, it’s difficult to imagine anything but a Scotland victory.
Tip 1: Scotland to win
Tip 2: Under 3.5 goals
Tip 3: Cards Over 3.5
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