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Ukraine vs Austria: Prediction and Betting Tips
Ukraine to avoid defeat at any cost
Ukraine are on the verge of qualifying for the second round of the European Championship for the first time in their history. They are level on points with Austria with three each but Ukraine are second for scoring more goals. Ukraine needs a draw against Austria to finish second in the first-ever competitive match between the two nations.
Ukraine have scored four goals in the tournament so far and both teams have scored in their two matches in the Euro 2020. They had a very good comeback against Holland in their opening match equalizing 2-2 after going down 2-0 but couldn’t hold on to the point as the Dutch scored a winner in the last five minutes.
Ukraine Key Stats
- Ukraine had 13 shots on goal in two matches
- Both teams have scored in Ukraine’s seven of the last ten matches
- Ukraine failed to score unjust one of their last ten matches
Austria on the verge of the second round
Austria shares their opponents the same fate in their last two appearances in the European Championships as they have not qualified to the knockout stages on those two occasions. That could end here if they avoid defeat against Ukraine and raise their tally to four points which may be enough to see them go through.
A win could see the Austrians steal the second position from Ukraine although they have failed to beat a top-50 ranked team in the Euro finals in six attempts. Coach Franco Foda’s team must show much better-attacking performance as they hit the target just once in their last match against the Netherlands.
Austria Key Stats
- Austria failed to score in four of their last ten matches
- Austria have one win in their last five matches
- Austria scored in just one of their last five games
Ukraine vs Austria Prediction
Two scenarios can be expected for this match. Both teams would play very cautiously to avoid defeat, secure a draw, and qualify for the knockout stage. This would make the match quite dull without dangerous attacks and goalmouth action.
The second scenario would be that they wouldn’t settle for a draw but instead attack and win the match. It depends highly on the both Coach’s strategy and even mentality.
In all cases, teams with three points may also qualify to the next round as was the case with Portugal in Euro 2016 when they had three points in the group stage and went on to win the Euro.
We think it will be a low-scoring game.
Ukraine vs Austria Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Goals 1.39 at Vbet
Draw 1.98 at Vbet
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