Ukraine vs Iceland Prediction and Match Preview 27/03/2024

Ukraine go head-to-head against Iceland on Tuesday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 27/03/2024 at 03:45

Ukraine vs Iceland

Tarczynski Arena in Wroclaw (Poland) will be the centre of attention when Ukraine and Iceland square off against each other in the EURO 2024 playoffs final. Ukraine showed character in a 2-1 win over Bosnia, with the team scoring two late goals to defeat the Balkan Dragons in Zenica and they are seen as hot favourites to beat Iceland as well. Girona winger Viktor Tsygankov is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off, while Arsenal ace Oleksandr Zinchenko should keep his place in the starting XI.

The Icelanders, on the other hand, proved their worth in a 4-1 win over Israel, but they will have a mountain to climb in Tuesday’s showdown. Given the number of high-profile players in Serhiy Rebrov’s team, home win should definitely be considered. To make things even worse for the visiting team, both Arnor Ingvi Traustason and Arnor Sigurdsson limped off with injuries in the victory over the Israelis.

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How the bookies view it

Ukraine are strong favourites here at 9/20 with 49jili. A win for Iceland is 13/2 with Paddy Power and the draw is 16/5 with William Hill.

Recent head to heads

The nations have played four times and there have been one win apiece with two draws.

Players to watch

Artem Dovbyk was the hero for Ukraine as stated with that late winner and the Girona striker has also enjoyed an excellent season with the La Liga shock troops. He’s scored 17 goals this season for club and country and is 7/4 to score again with 49jili.

Albert Gudmundsson was Iceland’s hero with a stunning hat-trick in the semi against the Israelis. He too has done well domestically with Genoa in Serie A and has scored 15 goals in total this season. He is 5/1 to score anytime with UniBet.

Recent Meetings

  • This will be marked as the fifth head-to-head meeting between Ukraine and Iceland.
  • Both have won one each of those four clashes while recording a draw in rest of the fixtures.
  • All the four clashes between the two had goals under 2.5 ft.

Ukraine vs Iceland Prediction

It has been a rare occasion that Ukraine losing a match wearing a home jersey. They have not lost with the home advantage since September 2021. Also, they were unbeaten in all the Euro qualifiers at home this season. On the other side, Iceland lost three of the past six road trips. Do also note that the victories they have bagged in the recent road trips were against weaker teams. In that case, we expect a win for Ukraine on Tuesday.

Going on, all their previous meetings had goals under 2.5 ft. Also, the past six home matches were low-scoring, too. Thus, we like to start with Ukraine to win and under 2.5 goals combined tip as the main pick here. Since we expect a win for Ukraine and a low-scoring match, both teams to score: no tip seems to be an ideal alternative. For the final pick, we like to suggest Ukraine’s 2-0 correct score.

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