Wales vs Ukraine prediction

Wales

Wales

Ukraine

Ukraine

  • Date: 05.06.2022  
  • Competition: World Cup Play-offs
  • KO: 18:00
  • Venue: Cardiff City Stadium (Cardiff (Caerdydd))

Wales and Ukraine come head to head on Sunday evening at the Cardiff City Stadium with a place at the FIFA World Cup on the line. 

Betting tips Wales vs Ukraine 

Ukraine emerged from their semi-final contest with Scotland with an impressive and well-deserved 3:1 success against a laboured Scottish side and while the visitors will take plenty of confidence from that win, they should expect a tougher contest when they make the short journey south to take on a strong-looking Welsh side. 

Both sides have shown plenty of attacking quality in recent outings while Wales have seen BTTS in 7 of their last 9 matches including each of the last 5. Ukraine, likewise, have seen BTTS in 8 of their last 9 and a similar outcome seems likely even if this could prove a tense occasion with so much on the line.

Indeed, despite the high-octane occasion, goals have to be the call here with Wales seeing  BTTS in each of their last 4 home matches while Ukraine have seen both teams scoring in 8 of their last 9 away matches.

BTTS is available at 1.83 odds at the time of writing and while we expect both to score, picking a winner looks a little trickier with little to choose between two nations currently separated by just 9 positions in the FIFA rankings.

With home advantage, Wales will fancy their chances but with the support of the world behind them, Ukraine should prove a tough nut to crack and we fancy this one to go the distance with extra-time and penalties potentially required to produce a winner. 

Final score 2:2

Wales vs Ukraine Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Wales

    1 : 0

    Ukraine

  2. Ukraine

    1 : 0

    Wales

Last matches of Wales

  1. Wales

    1 : 0

    Ukraine

    Friendly International

  2. Wales

    1 : 1

    Czech Republic

    Friendly International

  3. Wales

    2 : 1

    Austria

    Friendly International

  4. Wales

    1 : 1

    Belgium

    Friendly International

  5. Wales

    5 : 1

    Belarus

    Friendly International

Last matches of Ukraine

  1. Wales

    1 : 0

    Ukraine

    WC Qualification Europe

  2. Scotland

    1 : 3

    Ukraine

    WC Qualification Europe

  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina

    0 : 2

    Ukraine

    WC Qualification Europe

  4. Ukraine

    1 : 1

    Bulgaria

    WC Qualification Europe

  5. Ukraine

    1 : 1

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    WC Qualification Europe

Wales

Wales Team News

Caretaker coach Rob Page has named a strong-looking 28 man squad with key players including Bale, Ramsey, Allen, and Davis all included.

However, Ben Woodburn and Tom Lawrence have been left out. 

A young Welsh team fell to a midweek loss in Poland however Page was able to rest all of the aforementioned star men for that defeat.

Ukraine

Ukraine Team News

Ukraine impressed with a dominant 3:1 win against Scotland and head coach Oleksandr Petrakov has a strong squad to choose from with only Serhiy Kryvtsov and Serhiy Buletsa unavailable because of injury. 

Wales vs Ukraine Predicted Lineup

This is the predicted lineup, starting 11 and formations may change.

Wales vs Ukraine Predicted Lineup

W. Hennessey

B. Davies

C. Roberts

J. Rodon

N. Williams

J. Allen

A. Ramsey

E. Ampadu

H. Wilson

D. James

G. Bale

H. Bushchan

M. Matvienko

O. Karavaev

V. Mykolenko

I. Zabarnyi

T. Stepanenko

R. Malinovskyi

O. Zinchenko

A. Yarmolenko

R. Yaremchuk

V. Tsygankov

Key Facts Wales vs Ukraine

  • Wales have seen BTTS in each of their last 4 home matches
  • Ukraine have seen BTTS in 8 of their last 9 away matches
  • Both previous competitive meetings between these sides finished as a score draw
  • Wales have drawn 5 of their last 8 home matches
  • Ukraine have drawn 5 of their 9 most recent matches

Main prediction Wales - Ukraine

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

Originally from Scotland, Ryan is an experienced betting expert and content producer based out of Barcelona, Spain.

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Wales vs Ukraine - FAQ

? Wales Player to Watch
Gareth Bale - Released by Real Madrid, the Welsh legend continues to inspire his country. Bale has scored 5 goals in his last 5 appearances for The Dragons, including a double in their play-off semi-final victory against Austria.
? Ukraine Player to Watch
Andrii Yarmolenko - The recently released, former West Ham forward opened the scoring against Scotland and has now scored 45 international goals including 7 in his last 15 appearances.
? Where to watch?
This World Cup play-off match can be viewed live on Sky Sports and various betting platforms.