Ukraine vs North Macedonia: no surprises?
Ukraine national team easily qualified for Euro 2020. Andriy Shevchenko's lads beat Portugal and Serbia to the first place of their qualifying group, without losing a game, that run brought them a spot in the main European Championship, which will be the third in a row for them.
Yellow-Blues were unlucky in the Nations League, they got relegated to the League B because of the cancelled match against Switzerland, where the Swiss team was awarded a 3:0 victory.
In 2021 Ukrainian team also started the qualification for the 2022 World Cup. All three games ended with a 1:1 draw - against France, Finland and Kazakhstan.
On their debut game of Euro 2020 Ukraine team managed to mount a two-goal comeback against the Netherlands in only four minutes, but eventually failed to retain that score. First game ended in a 2:3 defeat, but there is still chance to advance into the knock-out stages.
Tsygankov and Zubkov won't be able to play in an upcoming game.
North Macedonia national team finished only third in the qualification for Euro 2020, behind Austria and Poland. Balkan team got the European Championship spot through the Nations League play-off.
In the decisive matches Lynxes beat Kosovo at first and then got a narrow win over Georgia. Igor Angelovski's lads started the qualification for the 2022 World Cup with a loss to Romania (2:3), but then beat Liechtenstein (5:0) and Germany (2:1), which was a huge sensation.
In the first match of a current tournament The Lions had a decent performance in the first half and scored a goal, but they eventually succumbed to their opponent in the second half. The final whistle recorded a 1:3 loss to Austria, so far Macedonians are on the last place in their group.
Ukraine national team won last two head-to-head matches
This bet played in last two H2H matches
In all H2H matches goals were scored only during one of the halves
On last four H2H games one of the halves ended in a draw
North Macedonia national team was looking good in the first half of their debut match, but during the second half it became clear that Lynxes won't have many chances to fight for the playoffs. Ukraine national team performed well in the first match, so today they need to play even better to secure a win, otherwise, their play-off hopes will be just a dream.
Our prediction - Ukraine to win
We are expecting a maximum concentration on defense from North Macedonia, who will play on counter-attacks and will try to find a chance on standarts. We think that Ukraine will be able to break the opponent's defense, but we don't think that we will see more than one or two goals in this match.
Our second bet is on total under 2,5 goals
If you want to risk, you can place your bet on Ukraine to win with a one goal margin