Spain will be looking to maintain a strong grip in their UEFA Nations League group when they advance in their League A Group 4 campaign against Ukraine this week. The match schedules for Tuesday with kickoff at 9:45 pm.
La Roja currently leads the group with seven points with two points clear of rivals Germany. The side enters the match following a 1-0 win over Switzerland last Saturday.
Ukraine is currently fourth in the Group 4 above side Switzerland. The side went on to collect three points from their last three games against Germany, Spain and Switzerland.
Shevchenko started his bid for the UEFA Nations League bid with a 2-1 home victory over Switzerland. It followed by recording two losses against side Germany and Spain in their last two games.
A 7-1 loss to Germany in their international friendly against France was a demoralization last weekend. The Yellow and Blues are far from their best, especially with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic hitting hard.
Spain enters the match following a 1-0 win over Switzerland last Saturday. The early goal was by Mikel Oyarzabal was the only goal for the night. Luis Enrique started with a dramatic 1-1 draw to Germany following with a 4-1 comfortable win over Ukraine.
La Roja remains hopeful of making back to back wins with an away match against Switzerland and a home match against Germany in November.
Ukraine vs Spain Head to Head
Both sides have four matches against each other with Spain picking all wins in their matches. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Ukraine 1-2 Spain
France 7-1 Ukraine
Spain 4-0 Ukraine
Ukraine 2-1 Switzerland
Serbia 2-2 Ukraine
Spain 1-0 Switzerland
Portugal 0-0 Spain
Spain 4-0 Ukraine
Germany 1-1 Spain
Ukraine Team News
Most players for the side will not feature due to coronavirus restrictions. Injury concerns for the side include Manchester City’s Zinchenko and Shakhtar’s Yevhen Konoplyanka. A significant boost for the side is the availability of Yarmalenko. The only centre forward available for selection this week is Roman Yaremchuk.
Spain Team News
After becoming La Liga’s player of the month, Ansu Fati continues with his impressive displays this week. New faces that could feature in the starting XI includes Dani Ceballos and Moreno. Adama Traore came off the bench last weekend against Switzerland and looks like he will feature on the bench for the third time.
Prediction and Odds
Ukraine might try to take advantage of their opponents who are finding their form, but it is hard against them with their weak squad.
Goals Under 3.5
Most Goals: 2H