This Friday, Ukraine welcomes Serbia at the Arena Lviv on Friday in a match of the round 3 of the Euro 2020 Qualifications. The home team is currently on the top of the table in the group, but they have played one game more than their next opponent. This means that their positions can change after this round. Therefore, you can be sure both teams will be very motivated in this game. So, what to bet on? Read our Ukraine vs Serbia prediction and betting tips to find out!
Ukraine played two matches in the Euro 2020 Qualification. The first match played against Portugal finished without any goals. Then in the second round, they beat Luxemburg 2:1 in an away match. Before the qualifiers, they played in the UEFA Nations League, where they finished on the top spot in the group, with 3 wins and 1 defeat.
Another thing going in their favor is that Ukraine have been pretty impressive at home. In fact, they won 3 out of the previous four games and the fourth of those was a draw in a friendly. The last time they lost on their turf was in 2017 when they got defeated by Croatia in the World Cup qualification. Mind you, this wasn’t such a failure considering that Croatia went on and reached the final of the World Cup 2018.
Speaking of previous matches of the Ukraine national football team, we need to point out that their strongest weapon has been their defense. They’ve allowed more than one goal per game only on two occasions since 2016. Can they make it last a while longer? It’s not only up to them. In the next part of Ukraine vs Serbia prediction, we’ll talk about what the visitors have to offer.
Serbia is without a defeat since the World Cup 2018 when they finished on the third spot in their group, behind Brazil and Switzerland. This team did very well in the UEFA Nations League, finishing on the top spot of the Group 4 in the League C, thus getting promoted to the League B. And they’ve started their Euro 2020 Qualification campaign pretty well, playing 1:1 with Portugal in an away game.
It seems this team has a bright future ahead, considering that most of its crucial players are in their mid-twenties. And some are even younger than that. The biggest news from Serbia this week is that Luka Jovic has signed for Real Madrid. He’s now one of several players from this team who play at top-level European clubs. Others include Dusan Tadic, Ajax player who’s included in the best team of the Champions League for 2018/2019, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio, and many others.
Just by looking at the names from this squad, it’s not a surprise that Serbia is without a defeat in the last 8 matches. But, can they beat Ukraine in Lviv? Scroll down to Ukraine vs Serbia betting tips to find out!
Pyatov – Kryvtsov, Matviyenko, Karavaev, Mykolenko – Stepanenko, Malinovsky, Zinchenko, Marlos, Konoplyanka – Yaremchuk
Dmitrovic – Spajic, Milenkovic, Rukavina, Mladenovic – Maksimovic, Gacinovic, Milinkovic-Savic – Tadic, Ljajic, Jovic
Ukraine vs Serbia Prediction
Serbia is the favorite in my eyes, merely for the fact that this team has better and much more enthusiastic players than Ukraine. However, this is not going to be an easy game for them. It’s played in Lviv and Ukraine are famously difficult to score against. Therefore, if Serbia win, the score probably won’t be too impressive.
Ukraine vs Serbia Betting Tips
- Serbia @3.00 (bet365)
- Under 2.5 Goals @1.48 (Unibet)