Czech Republic (@1.8) vs Ukraine (@1.9)

Our Prediction:

Czech Republic will win

Czech Republic – Ukraine Match Prediction | 13-09-2019 08:00

Similar to the trademark style of former Soviet teams, Ukraine bases their tactics on rock-solid defence and swift counter-attacks, but it has to be noted that Zbirna possess a lot more technical skills and attacking potential than most other former Russian republics. Everything suggests that the most successful period in the history of the national team is ahead of them.

The Ukrainian win came last time out, of course, when Yevgeni Konoplyanka and Oleksandr Zinchecko scored stoppage-time goals in each half to earn a 2-1 win after Patrik Schick had initially given the hosts an early lead. Previously, they had played friendlies in 2011 and 2012, with the Czechs winning 4-0 at home in 2011 before a goalless draw in Ukraine the following year. Ukraine and Czech Republic have played three previous matches against each other, with one win apiece and one draw.

You should bear in mind that the two teams played out a goalless draw in their last meeting in Ukraine. Ukraine will be aiming to keep their 100% record in Group 1 intact when they host Czech Republic at Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist. However, seeing that Ukraine have been producing thrilling performances in the UEFA Nations League, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils in Tuesdays football match. Jaroslav Slihavys troops did well to beat their neighbours Slovakia on the road in their second group game, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Czech Republic quickly bounced back from a heavy 5-1 loss to Russia in a friendly, but they do not want to stop now. The Ukrainians aim to cement top position in the standings, but the Czechs should not be written off just yet.

Arguably the most exciting Ukrainian player at the moment, Andriy Yarmolenko is the 26-year-old forward, who can play wide as a winger and fill in numerous positions in attack. Over the past few years there has been a gathering feeling that the player has outgrown the Ukrainian League and that with the player surpassing the 200-game mark for Dynamo Kyiv Yarmolenko should be heading west to Europes brighter stage.

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That was a solid result for Andriy Shevchenko in the country where he spent much of his playing career. However, the competitive action is the main focus this month, especially after their great start in the Nations League has set them up for a promotion push. The hosts were in friendly action last week, drawing 1-1 with Italy away from home. They made the last Euros in 2016, and their aim will be to repeat that trick after missing out on the World Cup in Russia.

Born in Sokolov on 8 August 1990, Vladimir Darida is yet another Czech Republic footballer who has made a name for himself in German Bundesliga, although not before leaving his mark on the domestic competition. The highly rated midfielder, who can successfully cover a number of positions in the middle of the park, enjoyed several successful years at Viktoria Plzen, making no fewer than 28 appearances in European competitions, before deciding to leave for SC Freiburg.

Andriy Yarmolemko Scored the winner from the penalty spot against Slovakia, having previously netted twice in the win against Albania.Oleksandr Zinchenko Ukraines last-minute winner when they last met the Czech Republic, and has proved his worth at Manchester City this season after opting to turn down a move away.Yevgeni Konoplyanka The other goalscorer in the reverse fixture, having also netted twice alongside Yarmolenko in that defeat of Albania.

Against Slovakia last time out, however the Czechs got back to winning ways Michal Krmencik and Patrik Schick scoring their goals in a 2-1 away win. They conceded stoppage time goals in both halves when they lost to Ukraine in their opening UEFA Nations League match against Ukraine, after Patrik Schick had given them an early lead, but followed that with a crushing 5-1 defeat to Russia in a friendly. Czech Republic had lost three of their last four games before bouncing back with a derby win against Slovakia.

Of course, the hosts know that a win this week would be huge for them. It would also leave them in the Euro 2020 play offs, and boost their position in the draw for the qualifiers. Thats a huge motivation ahead of this clash in Kharkiv, but will the hosts claim a win? Three points here would put the group beyond doubt, and theyd have secured their place in the top tier for the next edition in 2020.

Prediction Ukraine-Czech Republic: 12 (Odd 1.42)

After the separation of the country in 1992, Czech Republic continued the proud tradition by qualifying for each of the next six European Championship finals, losing to Germany in the final of the 1996 tournament. Czech Republic national team is the natural successor of the Czechoslovakia side that dominated world football during the 20th century, winning one European Championship trophy and coming second at 1934 and 1962 World Cups.

We think both sides pack a punch going forward, and with some high scoring form behind them, were backing goals here. They do need to be worried about the visitors scoring record, given that both teams have scored in the Czech Republics last three games. They have found the net in four of their last five competitive trips, and they head to a Ukraine side who have seen both teams score in three of their last four internationals.

They won 2-1 on Saturday, and that shock victory has made them the main challengers to Ukraine. The visitors had an alarming September, losing at home to Ukraine and away to Russia. Another away win would be huge for the visitors, but can they keep up that momentum? Those defeats dented confidence in a side which is going through a tough transition, but things did turn around their meeting with Slovakia.