Spain is under high hopes of clinching their first UEFA Nations League title in the 2020-21 campaign. The side proceeds with their run in League A Group 4 campaign against side Ukraine. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 9:45 pm.
Spain made a historic comeback during their encounter against side Germany. A 95th controversial goal by Luis Gaya was enough to share the spoils for the two sides. On the other hand, Ukraine started off on a high note, managing to beat Switzerland 2-1, landing the top spot in the group.
Luis Enrique will be looking to earn more four points in the next two encounters next month in the competition to land on the safe side. It has been an up and down season for side Spain with a change in managerial roles. However, the side breezed quickly through the qualifications stages, winning nine out of ten matches.
The former World Cup winners last conceded defeat in their 2018-19 campaign against Croatia. The side went on to have a solid 12 unbeaten streak. Spain currently has won four of their last five international games against Ukraine.
Shevchenko’s side earned a slot in next summer’s European championship after topping their group chartings. The Yellow and Blues went on to pick 20 points in the qualification group. It extends to an eight unbeaten streak in the qualifications.
Spain vs. Ukraine Head to Head
Both sides have met five times, with Spain taking home four wins and one draw. Here is a look at their previous encounters in the game:
Germany 1-1 Spain
Spain 5-0 Romania
Spain 7-0 Malta
Sweden 1-1 Spain
Norway 1-1 Spain
Ukraine 2-1 Switzerland
Serbia 2-2 Ukraine
Ukraine 1-0 Estonia
Ukraine 2-1 Portugal
Spain Team News
David de Gea but a reliable performance during the 1-1 draw to Germany, and Enrique will be looking to start him between the sticks. No injury concerns were reported at the camp ahead of the clash. Rodrigo will be starting the attacking lineup despite missing some clear cut chances last time out.
Ukraine Team News
Shevchenko was full of praises for defenders Tymchyk and Mykhaylichenko following their solid performances. The pair expect to maintain a starting lineup this weekend. Other solid performers for the side include Zinchenko and Yarmalenko, who found the back of the nets in the last outing.
Prediction and Odds
It will come as a surprise if both sides share spoils given their attacking form ahead of the clash.
Goals Over 2.5
Both Teams to Score