Scotland vs Ukraine : 06/01/22 08:45 PM
Tip Scotland – Ukraine
Scotland and Ukraine go head to head in their 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff final scheduled for Hampden Park in Scotland. This game was delayed for about two months following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The winner here will then take on Wales in the final, in search of a place in the FIFA World Cup. Scotland are on a fine run, though they head into this game with two straight draws. In the last eight matches, they haven’t lost any, winning six of them. With five clean sheets in the last eight matches, Scotland should be able to do well here, and they’ve scored twice in three of their last four matches. In their last four home matches Scotland haven’t lost any; three of them were in World Cup qualification and they won all, with two clean sheets. This is the first meeting between these two countries since 2007 when they faced off in the 2008 Euro qualifiers. Each one of them won their home game back then.
Ukraine finished second in Group D of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers with 12 points, six behind group winners France. They will play their first international game in 2022 when they troop out at Hampden Park on June 1. They did play a friendly earlier in May, but this was against German Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach, which they won 2-1. They are also unbeaten in eight matches ahead of this game, but they won just three of these. They go into this game with only one clean sheet in 13 matches and in their last 10 away matches, Ukraine have failed to score in just one. Both sides have scored in four of their last five matches.
Key points Scotland – Ukraine
Scotland are unbeaten in their last eight matches.
Ukraine have one clean sheet in 13 matches
Scotland have straight wins in their last three home matches
Both sides have scored in four of Ukraine’s last five matches.
ConclusionSCOTLAND – UKRAINE
Ukraine haven’t played a lot of matches this year due to the crisis back in their country. Here they may lack the cohesiveness needed to face a team as strong as Scotland. Meanwhile, Scotland are playing at home and will benefit massively from the home support. We are backing Scotland to win this.