Scotland will play at home with Ukraine in the 2nd round of the group stage of the League of Nations. The match will take place on September 21, starting at 18:45 GMT.
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Nations League 2022-23
The international break begins with a rescheduled UEFA Nations League match between Scotland and Ukraine, and it will be the hosts who will retaliate after Ukraine knocked them out of World Cup qualification just a few months ago.
After that (1-3) defeat, Scotland bounced back with two wins in three Nations League games as they now look to jump Ukraine into first place with another win here.
Just four points from the last three games in this league will match their earnings from the last draw, but that may not be enough to qualify for League A for the first time.
Starting their journey in League C in the inaugural edition, an unbeaten home record has helped Steve Clarke’s men reach the premier division abyss, and with this first of two consecutive home games, promotion is now a real possibility, especially if they can win here.
Much has changed since Ukraine’s return to the international football arena during their last visit to Hampden Park.
Defiantly, the Ukrainian Premier League started in the face of war, and the national team has not lost in four out of five international matches since the beginning of the conflict, although the only defeat was, was the most important, as it denied them admission to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (0:1 against Wales).
Coach Oleksandr Petrakov was dealt a major blow last week as the influential Oleksandr Zinchenko left the team with an injury. Claiming their dominance in the promotion race would be no small feat, especially considering Ukraine conceded at least three goals in four Nations League away games before their (1-0) win in Ireland.
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Players to watch
Che Adams from Scotland, often quickly removed, scored the first goal of his team in his last four productive matches for the Southampton club. A football player can be in good shape before this game.
The captain of the Ukrainian national team Andrei Yarmolenko scored four goals in the last four matches for the club and the national team, but, according to Yarmolenko, his main goal here is to help “deliver joy to people so that they can distract at least 90 minutes”.
Head to Head
There were only three meetings between Scotland and Ukraine. The guests have the best result with two victories, and the owners won once.
The two countries were last met in the qualifying matches of the World Cup back in June, when Scotland lost to Ukraine with a score of (1:3).
|Scotland win 2.56||Draw 3.13||Ukraine win 2.85|
Scotland have won two of the last three games after not having won any of the previous three. The team have only lost one of their last six games on home soil and will be looking forward to this game.
Ukraine has a three-game unbeaten streak and has only lost one of their last 15 games in all competitions. They are in much better shape than their owners.
Prediction for this match: Both teams to score.
- Total over 2.5 goals.