Ukraine vs Iceland Prediction 26.03.2024

Ukraine

Ukraine

2 : 1

Iceland

Iceland

1

1.49

X

4.25

2

8

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  • Competition: European Qualifiers Play-offs Final
  • Date: Tuesday, 26th, March 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UTC / 20.45 CEST
  • Venue: Tarczynski Arena (Wrocław)

Ukraine and Iceland clash head-to-head in a high-stakes showdown on Tuesday, with a ticket to the European Championships up for grabs in the play-off final held in Poland.

Ukraine vs Iceland Betting Tips: BTTS

Compelled to accept the third-place finish in their qualification pool, only falling short due to a lesser goal margin compared to Italy in second, Ukraine now faces the playoff challenge, where they must overcome two additional hurdles to secure their spot in the EURO finals in Germany.

The first of these hurdles on their path to the goal was cleared earlier this week when they staged a miraculous late revival to snatch a 2-1 victory against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica, all thanks to Roman Yaremchuk's heroics who first leveled the score in the 85th minute and then three minutes later assisted Artem Dovbyk for the winner.

Just 90 minutes away from their fourth consecutive continental showdown, Serhiy Rebrov and his high-flying squad are brimming with confidence as they eye their target, with a stunning last-gasp comeback triumph against Bosnia and Herzegovina marking their third victory in the last four competitive outings.

As for Iceland's national squad, they've been granted a chance to battle for entry into the final tournament in Germany under unusual circumstances, despite finishing the qualifying cycle in fourth and an incredible 12 points behind the automatic slots.

Conscious of the opportunity presented to them, the squad led by Age Hareide efficiently seized the moment and sprinted their way into the Euros playoff final, following a dominant 4-1 victory over a 10-man Israel at the neutral Szusza Ferenc Stadium, with the Skyblue and Whites unable to host due to the nation's ongoing conflicts.

In spite of delivering their most impressive performance under Age Hareide's tenure, the Icelanders are not thrilled about being the visitors, as their recent away ventures do little to instill confidence, ending up on the wrong end in four of the last six competitive outings and shipping an average of two goals per match in that span.

Despite being deprived of the comfort of playing in their war-torn homeland, Ukraine carries the role of favorites to emerge as winners of Path B's final, but it's hard to say they'll have an easy task, especially considering that Iceland is attack-minded after a four-goal  demolition of Israel.

Given the red-hot form of the strikers from both sides, fans can expect an exhilarating and high-scoring clash, yet it's Dovbyk and his co who are poised to sail to a win that will catapult them into this year's final in Germany.

Ukraine vs Iceland Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Iceland

    2 : 0

    Ukraine

    WC Qualification Europe

  2. Ukraine

    1 : 1

    Iceland

    WC Qualification Europe

Ukraine

Ukraine team news

Following their remarkable comeback in Zenica against Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Blue and Yellow will be particularly pleased to have come through unscathed, with no injury concerns, while Girona winger Viktor Tsygankov remains doubtful after missing the playoff semifinal clash. 

Nevertheless, head coach Serhiy Rebrov could be pondering the idea of deploying two forwards from the first minute, given his fascination with the attacking prowess of Valencia frontman Roman Yaremchuk, who entered the fray as a substitute to ignite his team in the playoff final, scoring the leveling goal and setting up the decisive winner.

Last matches of Ukraine

  1. Bosnia and Herzegovina

    1 : 2

    Ukraine

    Euro Qualification

  2. Ukraine

    0 : 0

    Italy

    Euro Qualification

  3. Malta

    1 : 3

    Ukraine

    Euro Qualification

  4. Ukraine

    2 : 0

    North Macedonia

    Euro Qualification

  5. Italy

    2 : 1

    Ukraine

    Euro Qualification

Ukraine lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 23

    Andriy Lunin

Defenders

  • 16

    Vitaliy Mykolenko

  • 22

    Mykola Matvienko

  • 13

    Ilya Zabarnyi

  • 2

    Yukhym Konoplya

Midfielders

  • 14

    Volodymyr Brazhko

  • 17

    Oleksandr Zinchenko

  • 10

    Mykhaylo Mudryk

  • 7

    Georgiy Sudakov

  • 20

    Oleksandr Zubkov

Forwards

  • 11

    Artem Dovbyk

Iceland

Iceland team news

Unlike his Tuesday counterpart, Iceland boss Age Hareide is sweating over the availability of Arnor Traustason and Arnor Sigurdsson, both forced to exit the field in the second half of a devastating 4-1 triumph over Israel due to apparent injuries.

While awaiting updates on the mentioned duo, the 70-year-old Norwegian tactician is hopeful that star man Albert Gudmundsson will once again take center stage after bagging three balls into the net against Israel during the semi-finals.

Last matches of Iceland

  1. Israel

    1 : 4

    Iceland

    Euro Qualification

  2. Honduras

    0 : 2

    Iceland

    Friendly International

  3. Guatemala

    0 : 1

    Iceland

    Friendly International

  4. Portugal

    2 : 0

    Iceland

    Euro Qualification

  5. Slovakia

    4 : 2

    Iceland

    Euro Qualification

Iceland lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    Hakon Rafn Valdimarsson

Defenders

  • 3

    Gudmundur Thorarinsson

  • 18

    Daniel Leo Gretarsson

  • 5

    Sverrir Ingi Ingason

  • 4

    Victor Palsson

Midfielders

  • 15

    Willum Thor Willumsson

  • 17

    Hakon Arnar Haraldsson

  • 19

    Isak Bergmann Johannesson

  • 9

    Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson

Forwards

  • 20

    Orri Oskarsson

  • 10

    Albert Gudmundsson

3 Reasons why we expect BTTS

  1. Ukraine has scored at least two goals in four of their last five matches.
  2. Iceland has won all three of their 2024 fixtures, packing Israel with four goals.
  3. Iceland has conceded 2+ goals in four of their last five competitive away visits.

Main prediction Ukraine - Iceland

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Additional predictions

Team 1 to Win

Best odds:1.49

Over 2.5

Best odds:2.05

AH1 (-1)

Best odds:1.83

AH1 (-1.5)

Best odds:2.39

Under 1.5 goals 1st half

Best odds:1.38

Over 1.5 goals 2nd half

Best odds:2.23

Ukraine vs Iceland - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Arena Sport (BiH), Cytavision Sports, Digi Sport 1 (Rom), ESPN 4 (Bra), MTV Urheilu (Fin), Nova Sport (Bul), Nova Sports (Hel), Optus Sport (Aus), Prima Sport 2 (Rom), SuperSport, TV2 Sport X (Den), Viaplay (Swe), Viaplay (UK)

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Who is Ukraine's player to watch?

Valencia forward Roman Yaremchuk made an impact coming off the bench, involved in both goals in the 2-1 victory over Bosnia.

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Who is Iceland's player to watch?

Genoa striker Albert Gudmundsson netted a hat-trick in the semifinal's 4-1 crushing triumph against Israel.