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Scotland vs Ukraine – Match Preview, Betting Tips, Best Odds
- Ukraine scored at least once in their previous 8 matches on the bounce.
Scotland vs Ukraine betting tips, predictions and match preview. Latest team news, head to head stats and verdict on the big World Cup match at Hampden Park on on Wednesday.
Scotland head into an encounter against Ukraine on Thursday. Played out at Hampden Park in Glasgow, this is a Semi-Final in the World Cup qualification. A ticket to meet Wales in the Final for a place at the World Cup in Qatar is on the line.
It is a match long overdue, postponed because of the situation in Ukraine. Wales have had to wait a few months to find out whether they are in for an all-British fight for a place at the World Cup or Ukraine will rock up in the Final. Lots of sympathy naturally streams towards the Ukrainians, but the Scots will know how to push emotions aside.
They are on six wins and no defeats in their last eight matches, including a victory against group winners Denmark, and Scotland looks ready for this encounter. Ukraine drew no less than six of their matches in the group to stay undefeated, as they notched up two wins as well.
Scotland average 1.7 goals per game in their last ten games, scoring 17 times. They conceded seven goals or an average of 0.7 per game, with six clean sheets along the way.
Ukraine average 1.3 goals a game in their last ten outing, scoring a total of 13 goals. They conceded an average of one per game, for a total of ten goals, whilst keeping their opponents from scoring two times.
- Scotland have scored in 16 of the last 18 home matches
- Scotland have not lost 11 of the last 12 home matches
- Scotland have won the last 6 matches in a row
- Scotland have won 7 of the last 9 home matches
- Scotland have not lost the last 6 matches in a row
- Ukraine have scored in 16 of the last 18 matches
- In 6 of the last 7 away matches Ukraine played, both teams scored
- In 6 of the last 7 matches Ukraine played, both teams scored
- Ukraine have conceded in 12 of the last 13 away matches
- Ukraine have conceded in 11 of the last 12 matches
Scotland vs Ukraine H2H
Ukraine lost 3-1 against Scotland in their latest World Cup encounter. This served as pay back for the 2-0 defeat, Ukraine handed out in the match before. Scotland picked up one win in their previous two matches against Ukraine, while the latter claimed one win in these, with the remaining finishing a draw. The bookies best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 3.00.
The Scotland team look in good shape before their match against Ukraine, as they seek to remain unbeaten. Firstly, they beat Denmark 2-0, then they held Poland to a 1-1 draw. Their last outing resulted in a hard fought 2-2 draw Austria.
Scotland have six wins in a row in the World Cup qualification.
Scotland put four wins on the board in their previous six matches at the Hampden Park. They drew one and lost one, scored 11 goals while conceding five.
Scotland could be looking at five players on the injured and absent list ahead of their upcoming match against Ukraine.
Billy Gilmour, David Marshall, Nathan Patterson, Ryan Jack and David Turnbull nurses various injuries and won't take part for Scotland against Ukraine at Hampden Park.
Ukraine claimed five points in their previous three matches, which started with a 1-1 draw with Bosnia-Herzegovina. This was followed by another draw with Bulgaria, this time 1-1, before they outclassed Bosnia-Herzegovina by 0-2.
Ukraine were on the scoreboard at least once in their previous eight matches.
Ukraine won three of a possible six away matches, as well as playing two draws and suffering one defeat. They scored 11 while also conceding eight times.
Ukraine seem to have only one player on the injured and absent list, when they travel to Hampden Park to face Scotland.
Denys Popov nurses an injury and won't be travelling with Ukraine.