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Ukraine vs Spain Prediction & Betting Tips

Spain will hope for a repeat of their last dominant win against Ukraine as they look to stay clear at the top of the Group A4 of the UEFA Nations League.

Ukraine vs Spain Prediction & Betting Tips
UKR D W L L L Ukraine
VS 13 Oct 2020
Spain ESP W D W D W
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Match Information

 Kiev Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine Kiev Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine

Non-Tournament Matches UEFA Nations League
  • Key Stat

    Key Stat: Spain are unbeaten in their last 15 matches in all competitions.

  • Expert Verdict

    Expert Verdict: Spain put four past Ukraine when they last met and with the hosts suffering a number of withdrawals from their squad, Spain could go for a repeat result. They are clear at the top of the group with seven points and this should make it three wins from four games so far.

Spain

Our prediction

Spain

UkraineUkraine Team News, Updates and Facts

Ukraine Team News

Though Ukraine have been able to add some proper back-up to stand-in goalkeeper Heorhiy Bushchan, they remain light in all departments following a number of drop-outs. Goalkeeping coach Oleksandr Shovkovskiy, 45, was on the bench for the defeat to France, eight years after winning the last of 92 caps, which typified the issues Ukraine were facing. Ruslan Malinovskyi’s yellow card last time out adds to their concerns – the winger is now suspended.

Ukraine Key Players

Andriy Yarmolenko – After an injury-ravaged 2019-20 season, this is a chance for the West Ham winger to catch the eye before his return to London.
Roman Yarenchuk – The only recognized, out-and-out striker in this squad, he has five goals in 16 international appearances so far.
Heorhiy Buschan – A nightmare debut against France was followed by the more respectable 2-1 defeat to Germany but the goalkeeper is set for another busy night in this one.

Ukraine Team Form

Since beating Switzerland 2-1 in their opening game, Ukraine have lost all three games they have played and conceded 13 goals in the process. Only two of those came last time out, but they still suffered a 2-1 loss to Germany – Ruslan Malinovskyi scoring their goal from the penalty spot.

Ukraine Predicted Starting Line-up

Expected Line up: 4-3-3

Ukraine likely XI

  • Goalkeeper:Heorhiy Buschan

  • Defenders:Eduard Sobol, Oleksandr Karavayev, Vitaliy Mykolenko, Ilya Zabarnyi, Ihor Plastun

  • Midfielders:Andriy Yarmolenko, Serhiy Sydorchuk, Roman Bezus, Oleksandr Zubkov

  • Forwards:Roman Yaremchuk

SpainSpain Team News, Updates and Facts

Spain Team News

Spain could make several changes as they cope with the short turnaround between matches, with Gerard Moreno, Rodri, Rodrigo, Reguilon and Dani Ceballos all among the players on the bench last time out.

Spain Key Players

Sergio Ramos – Scored twice when these sides last met and is one of just a few of Spain’s all-conquering side still in the squad.
Mikel Oyarzabal – Led the line last time out and it was his early goal that made the match-winning difference.
Ansu Fati – The young winger scored when these teams last met to open his Spanish account, and the 17-year-old is definitely a key man for the future.

Spain Team Form

Spain are unbeaten in their last 15 matches in all competitions, taking seven points from three games in this competition so far. Since their 4-0 win against the Ukraine, they have drawn 0-0 in a friendly with Portugal and Mikel Oyarzabal’s early goal was enough to seal a 1-0 win against Switzerland last time out.

Spain Predicted Starting Line-up

Expected Line up: 4-3-3

Spain likely XI

  • Goalkeeper:David de Gea

  • Defenders:Sergi Roberto, Llorente, Sergio Ramos, Sergio Reguilon

  • Midfielders:Dani Ceballos, Sergio Busquets, Rodri

  • Forwards:Rodrigo, Mikel Oyarzabal, Ansu Fati

Ukraine vs Spain Head-to-Head Stats

Spain have won their last five matches against Ukraine and have never lost this fixture. Their 4-0 win last time out, in which Sergio Ramos scored twice and Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres both netted, was their second such victory in this fixture. In between those 4-0 wins – the first one being at the 2006 World Cup – they won 1-0 twice in qualifying for Euro 2016. Ukraine’s last goal against Spain was in 2003.

Ukraine vs Spain Betting Tips

Spain were totally dominant when these sides last met, with their young charges making their mark and the ever-key captain Sergio Ramos scoring twice too.

Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres scored their first Spain goals in that game as the new generation start to make their mark for the Spanish.

Since that game, the Ukraine have been hit hard by withdrawals on medical grounds and have lost several key players.

They are light in all departments and Ruslan Malinovskyi’s suspension does not help matters either.

Spain were far too good for Ukraine last month and they should storm to another comprehensive win in this game as well.

There are plenty of young players looking to make their mark and Torres and Fati have already done so in this fixture once this season.

Ukraine vs Spain Recommended bets with odds

Spain are big favourites for this one and they can be backed at 2/5 to win with Bet365 and 888sport.

Ukraine could not cope with Spain last time out and they are potentially on a hiding to nothing again this time. Over 3.5 goals will return 13/10 with Betway.

Mikel Oyarzabal scored last time out and he is 13/10 to score at any time this time too, with Betway. Ansu Fati is evens with Betway after his goal when these teams last met.

Ukraine vs Spain Prediction

Spain put four past Ukraine last time out and, with the hosts hit hard by player withdrawals, this could be a similar result.

Correct Score Prediction: Ukraine 0-4 Spain

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