Scotland will host Ukraine in the Round 2 of the Nations League.
The match will start at 6:45 p.m. G.M.T on Wednesday, 21 September 2022. The match venue is Hampden Park, Glasgow.
Latest odds on betting sites
Scotland has their winning odds placed at 2.95 (+195 American; 39/20 Fractional). Ukraine has their winning odds placed at 3.02 (+202; 101/50). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 3.00 (+200; 2/1).
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Scotland — 38%, draw — 30%, Ukraine — 32%.
Latest betting odds on Scotland vs Ukraine (21 September 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.62 (+162; 81/50)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.58 (+158; 79/50)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Scotland — 1.63 (-159; 63/100)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on Ukraine — 2.29 (+129; 129/100)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.63 (-159; 63/100)
Match preview and statistics
Scotland smashed Armenia by four goals to one in their last Nations League game. Vahan Bichakhchyan opened the scoreline in the sixth minute as he fired home into the net. Stuart Armstrong levelled the scoreline in the 14th minute with a nice finish into the net. He scored his second goal of the game in the 46th minute with a nice finish into the bottom corner.
John McGinn made it 3-1 in the 50th minute as he fired home from close range. Che Adams made it 4-1 in the 54th minute with a low shot into the bottom corner.
Scotland had 66% ball possession and 637 passes completed. They had an expected goal of 3.20 compared to Armenia’s expected goal of 1.05. They created two big chances. They had 14 shots with seven being on target.
Scotland are second in the table with six points as they won two games and lost one. They have scored six goals while conceding four goals.
Scotland team news: Jon McLaughlin is a doubt for the game.
Ukraine played a 1-1 draw against Ireland in their last Nations League game. Nathan Collins opened the scoreline in the 31st minute with a nice finish into the net. Artem Dovbyk levelled the scoreline in the 47th minute as he slotted the ball into the net.
Ukraine were totally dominant with 62% of the ball and completed 548 passes. The Blue and Yellows had an expected goal of 2.51 while creating one big chance. Ukraine had nine shots with three being on target
Ukraine are top of the table with seven points winning two games and drawing one. The Blue and Yellow scored five goals while conceding one goal with a difference of +4.
Ukraine team news: Oleksandr Zinchenko is out with a calf injury.
Scotland vs Ukraine 2H
Ukraine won the last game between both sides by three goals to one.
Lineups and key players
Scotland projected starting lineup:
- Craig Gordon
- Jack Hendry
- Liam Cooper
- Kieran Tierney
- Nathan Patterson
- John McGinn
- Callum McGregor
- Andrew Robertson
- David Turnbull
- Che Adams
- Stuart Armstrong
Notable subs: Kevin Nisbet, Kenny Mclean and Jacon Brown.
Stuart Armstrong scored two goals in their 4-1 victory over Armenia. The Scottish international has scored two goals in the Nations League while providing two assists.
Ukraine projected starting lineup:
- Andriy Pyatov
- Alexander Karavaev
- Illia Zabarnyi
- Mykola Matviyenko
- Vitalii Mykolenko
- Andriy Yarmolenko
- Serhiy Sydorchuk
- Oleksandr Zinchenko
- Eduard Sobol
- Vitaly Buyalsky
- Roman Yaremchuk
Notable subs: Mykola Shaparenko, Viktor Tsigankov
Andriy Yarmolenko provided an assist in their 1-1 draw against Ireland. The Ukrainian international scored three goals during the qualifiers, underperforming his expected goals of 3.05. Yarmelenko has provided one assist during the Nations League while creating two chances.
Prediction and betting tips
Ukraine have been great recently as they have won three of their last five games in all competitions. They smashed Scotland by three goals to one in their last meeting at the qualifiers. I predict Ukraine to win the first half and win the match.
Two of their last five Ukraine games have ended in over 2.5 goals. Scotland also have been great in front of goals with four of their last five games ending in over 2.5 goals.
Predictions for this match are Ukraine to win both halves and over 2.5 goals.
Betting prediction: HT/FT — Ukraine/Ukraine
Odds: 5.00 (+400 American; 4/1 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 2.58 (+158 American; 79/50 Fractional)