Ukraine vs Italy Match Preview
posted on 20-11-2023 by TipOfTheDay
UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifiers: Ukraine vs Italy. Predictions, Betting Tips & Match Preview.
League: Euro - Qualification
Event: Ukraine - Italy
Date: 20/11/2023 14:45
Profit : 11.70
Yield : 1.98 %
Win Rate : 57.63 %
Avg. Odds : 1.71
Total Tips : 59
Ukraine hosts Italy at ‘neutral’ BayArena, Leverkusen, for this Group C EURO 2024 qualifying fixture, in a clash that makes for this international break’s most exciting game.
Ukraine did what was needed back in October, winning against North Macedonia and Malta without much problems and now awaits this deciding game. They have also shown decent capacity earlier this autumn, drawing against England and suffering a narrow loss in Italy 2-1.
Ukraine sits third in the group following their 3-1 win over Malta, level on 13 points with Italy, from seven games. This is a must win match for them in order to secure a spot in the final stage of the UEFA EURO 2024 next summer.
Italy has played well in recent months and has won three of their last four matches. They recorded a 5-2 victory at home against North Macedonia last Friday night, showing great attacking potential but also vulnerabilities in their defense once again. They have struggled for results on foreign grounds of late.
Italy sits second in the group following their win over North Macedonia, level on 13 points with Ukraine, from seven games. They beat Ukraine 2-1 in the reverse fixture, and since that match ended in their favor, a draw here is enough for them to seal their ticket for the UEFA EURO 2024 final stage.
Ukraine vs Italy History & Statistics
Italy beat Ukraine 2-1 in the reverse fixture. Monday's game will mark the 10th meeting between the two nations. Italy is undefeated in all nine of their previous matchups, picking up seven wins and two draws.
Italy have scored at least two goals in five of their last six matches against Ukraine in all competitions.
Despite Ukraine does not have a home edge in these qualifying series, they remain unbeaten in all 'home' games so far having two wins and one draw.
Ukraine are on a three-game winning streak and have lost just one of their last eight games across all competitions.
Italy has struggled for results on foreign grounds of late having one win (2-0 over Malta), one draw, and one loss in these qualifying series.
For Ukraine, this is a must-win encounter, and they have to attack here if they want to secure a spot in the upcoming UEFA EURO 2024 final stage. Knowing their defensive gaps, we expect this game more open than what the odds suggest. Italy, on the other hand, came into this match with the straightforward objective of winning or drawing. Both teams scoring seems like a reasonable choice here between two sides that have little to gain by staying passive since the Italians have shown way more quality up front recently. The odds of both teams scoring 1.82 look quite attractive.
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