Ukraine vs Croatia Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Group I match Ukraine vs Croatia brings us great football and will be another great betting opportunity. Major bookmakers once again surprised us with very good betting odds and plenty of different games to play for this match and therefore you should seriously consider to put this match among others on your betting tickets. Two teams share same number of points and with Iceland playing against Kosovo in the last round, the one who gets out this match as a winner will secure themselves a place in a play-off and a chance to qualify for the World Cup.
Ukrainian team can go further only with a victory because of a worst goal difference and therefore we expect to see them in much offensive formation while on the other side Croatia needs one point and will play focusing more on defense and without risking too much. Ukraine however will be weakened for two players missing, both for suspensions and it may affect to their performances and even to the final outcome of the match. Considering their current position, offensive play and a bit risky play is their only solution.
Croatia are entering this match more relaxed and will try to slow down the match and keep the most of the action around the midfield. They will try to use their dominancy in air and will try to get to the lead after a break or a free kick. Anyhow we expect lots of action in this match and many interesting duels and at the end goals on both sides.
When it comes to their mutual encounters, Croatia won in their last match, earlier in these qualifications just barely 1-0, and in two matches before in all competitions, two teams played draw. In this match there will be no actual favorite to win, but considering all the facts, current forma and recent performances, Croatia will be in much better position. Great match and great betting opportunity for sure and we will definitely enjoy in this match one way or another. Check out our other match previews and with our betting tips and predictions, try to earn some cash placing the right bets.
Ukraine do not have lots of missing players for this game with Croatia. Yaroslav Rakitskiy and Bohdan Butko are only two players who will not play. All other players are ready to play and all of them are highly motivated for this match.
On the other side Croatia have several missing players for the match against Ukraine. Dejan Lovren and Mateo Kovacic are injured and they can't play against Ukraine. Mario Mandzukic is not fully fit, but probably he will play. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
Possible starting lineups
Ukraine: Pyatov; Karavaev, Ordets, Khacheridi, Matvlenko; Rotan, Sydorchuk; Yarmolenko, Garmash, Konoplyanka; Kravets
Croatia Subasic; Vrsaljko, Mitrovic, Vida, Pivaric; Modric, Brozovic, Rakitic; Kramaric, Perisic, Mandzukic
Ukraine vs Croatia Prediction
What a great game of football on Monday night when Ukraine takes on Croatia. Both sides have a chance to reach play off and this game is going to be a true football fight for the points. We expect lots of midfield duels and fouls and expect to see goals. Ukraine’s objective is simple: win, and it will take at least second place in Group I. A playoff spot in the second round of qualification is possible and all players are eager to win all three points against Croatia. On the other side Croatia knows that a draw will be enough to secure second place in Group I since it holds a better goal difference than Ukraine. So their main objective for the match will be strong and aggressive playing in midfield. Croatia will have several good scoring chances after counterattacks and we expect from them to score, especially in second half time.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Ukraine vs Croatia Prediction: Croatia to win. We expect from Croatia to score at least two goals and our second and risky bet goes on correct score 1-2. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.