At home, Spain defeated Ukraine, but whether this scenario will repeat itself on October 13, you will find the answer in the forecast. How will the match turn out?
The national team of Ukraine proved to be excellent in the last draw of the League of Nations, having managed to rise to the most prestigious League. Andriy Shevchenko’s team fell into the same group with Switzerland, Germany and Spain, where, of course, it could not be considered a favorite.
Nevertheless, in the very first match, the Ukrainians questioned their status as an outsider of the quartet – in their field with a score of 2: 1 they managed to beat Switzerland, the victory was absolutely deserved. But already in the next meeting with Spain, the optimism of the national team diminished – at a visit Ukraine lost 0: 4 to Spain, showing not the best football.
In October, just a few days before the arrival of the summoned players to the national team, it turned out that some of Shakhtar Donetsk’s players had tested positive for coronavirus. Without a number of key players, the Ukrainians suffered a crushing defeat 1: 7 against France in a friendly match.
In the home match against Germany, they also failed to take points – a 1: 2 defeat did not allow the Ukrainian team to rise above the third place in the table.
The Spanish national team played unsuccessfully in the last draw of the League of Nations – a 2: 3 defeat to Croatia in the last round deprived the “red fury” of a ticket to the final tournament. In the new competition, the Spaniards clearly intend to play better – in the first round they escaped in a duel with Germany, leveling the score in the last seconds.
After that, Luis Enrique’s team did not have any problems with Ukraine – the 4: 0 victory, as well as the failure of Germany, made them the leader of the quartet. In October, the “red fury” has already held two meetings – in the first of them, the coach ran the reserve in a friendly match with Spain, which ended in a goalless draw.
In the home game against Switzerland in the League of Nations, the squad was already close to optimal, and the Spaniards left no chances for their opponent, beating him 1: 0 thanks to the only goal of Mikel Oyarzabal.
Ukraine has lost only one of the last 12 home matches in all tournaments
Ukraine conceded more than one goal in only one of its last five home matches
Spain won none of last four away matches – four draws
06.09.20 Spain Ukraine 4: 0
The Spanish national team is the leader of the group, but so far the team’s game is far from ideal – problems have arisen with performance, and it has not been possible to win away in four games in a row.
The Ukrainian national team also has problems – the national team lost the last three meetings, there are personnel losses. However, at home, the Ukrainians are able to give battle to any opponent – the 1: 2 defeat from Germany in the last match was the first for Shevchenko’s team in the last 12 fights.
Of course, Spain is the favorite of the meeting, it is staffed with players of a higher level, but it hardly makes sense to count on a defeat, the hosts will definitely resist, and, as the match with Germany showed, Ukraine’s game cannot be called hopeless.
We believe the favorite will run into problems. Forecast – Asian handicap (+1.5) for Ukraine . In BC Winline, this outcome is offered with odds of 1.90