Serbia vs Ukraine prediction comes before the next Euro 2020 qualifiers matchup. This game will be played on Sunday, November 17, at Stadion Rajko Mitic in Belgrade, Serbia. In this match preview, you will find the best betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these national teams.
Serbia vs Ukraine Betting Tips
The last time these two played, the score was 5:0 Ukraine. Serbia want to get their revenge for such a humiliating defeat, but do they have what it takes to beat the current leader of Group B? According to bookies, they do. If you take a look at the offer in all the major sportsbooks, Serbia is the favorite in this game.
The reason for that is that Serbia do have what to fight for, which isn’t the case with Ukraine. The thing is that with 19 points after 7 matches played in the Qualification for the EURO 2020, Ukraine have already qualified for the big tournament. Serbia are competing with Portugal for that other spot that leads to the next year’s championship.
At the moment, Serbia are trailing behind Portugal by 1 point, which means that there’s still a chance to overtake them and get onto the second spot. The trouble is that Portugal have to play against Luxembourg in the final round, which is a match they should win fairly comfortably.
Serbia have a much tougher opponent to face on Sunday, but this doesn’t mean they won’t give their best to win this game. Still, you shouldn’t expect them to go too crazy against Ukraine, the reason being that even if they finish the Qualification campaign at 3rd place, they will get another chance to qualify for EURO 2020.
How? By taking a part in the play-offs. It’s because Portugal have already qualified for the tournament by winning the Nations League a few months earlier. This also means that if Portugal end up behind Serbia on the group table, they’re still gonna get a place in EURO 2020 tournament.
But, Serbia just cannot rely on Luxemburg to snatch a point (or all 3) against Portugal. Instead, Serbia need to use the game against Ukraine as their final rehearsal before the decisive games in the play-offs. And in order to get into the play-offs with their heads held high, it would be great if they managed to beat Ukraine this weekend.
Still, considering that they haven’t been too impressive lately (they allowed two goals against Luxemburg last Thursday), a Serbia win does not seem like a too plausible option.
Our Serbia vs Ukraine Prediction: Draw
Serbia vs Ukraine Correct Score Prediction: 1:1
Serbia Form and Latest News
Serbia’s biggest disappointment in the qualifiers was the loss to Ukraine. That was one of the reasons why their coach Krstajic was replaced by former Montenegro manager Tumbakovic. Since the new manager has been in charge, this team has been playing okay, particularly in the final third.
Ukraine Form and Latest News
This team is traveling to Belgrade to relax and have fun in the game against Serbia. It’s because no matter what happens, their EURO 2020 future is guaranteed. For this reason, it wouldn’t be a major surprise if Ukraine coach decided to let some inexperienced players take part in this game.
Serbia vs Ukraine Predicted Lineups
Serbia predicted lineup: Dmitrovic – Milenkovic, Kolarov, Maksimovic, Mladenovic – Milivojevic, Gudelj, Milinkovic-Savic – Ljajic, Tadic, Mitrovic
Ukraine predicted lineup: Pyatov – Kryvtsov, Sobol, Plastun, Matviyenko – Sydorchuk, Malinovskyi, Bezus, Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka – Yaremchuk
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