Ukraine – Portugal, Euro Qualifiers Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR UKRAINE - PORTUGAL
Ukraine is doing everything perfectly so far. 5 wins in 6 games and 1 goal scored. Against Portugal they made it 0-0 in the first round as a guest, so the Ukrainians are now firmly in 1st place with 16 points, 5 more than their current rivals. Undoubtedly, Ukraine feels extremely confident in its capabilities. Let’s not forget who the coach of Ukraine – Andriy Shevchenko. The legend has been here for 3 years and the results are visible.
Portugal seems very strong at the moment. They have a champion mentality. They are coming for a mandatory victory and know they can achieve it. Undoubtedly, their results in recent years have been impressive – current European Champions and Champions in the League of Nations. Some time ago, Portugal was criticized for their style of play and the way they won Euro 2016. Currently, the Portuguese have collected some of the most talented players in the world and are constantly bringing in new and new talents.
Expert view : We think that the match here will be very cautious of both teams. Obviously, their defenses appear to be impenetrable at the moment, and like the Denmark-Switzerland match, where an error could have been fatal and so happened, we now expect a similar development. Accordingly, 1 goal may decide the match, but we are betting on X at half-time at 2.00 because it is logical and the odds are definitely worth it.
UKRAINE TEAM NEWS
Denys Boyko (6/0 GK), Mykyta Burda (8/0 D), Bohdan Butko (32/0 D), Roman Zozulya (32/4 F), Artem Besyedin (10/1 F), Artem Kravets (23/8 F) are out. Vitaliy Mykolenko (6/0 D) is under question.
PORTUGAL TEAM NEWS
João Cancelo (16/3 D), William Carvalho (59/4 M), Rafa Silva (17/0 M), Renato Sanches (18/1 M) are out.