Portugal – Ukraine: prediction for the European Championship qualifying match

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The match Portugal – Ukraine on March 22, 2019 will start the qualification for the current champion of the tournament. The kickoff at the Estadio da Luz stadium is scheduled for 21:45 Kyiv time.

Portugal Champions of Europe are not included in the easiest qualifying group, except for the national team of Ukraine, Santos’ wards will have to fight against such teams: Lithuania, Luxembourg and Serbia. It is the matches Portugal – Ukraine and two confrontations with Serbia that promise to be the most difficult for the Portuguese. Great anticipation of the match Portugal – Ukraine is also associated with the possible return of the hosts of their leader – Cristiano Ronaldo. The Juventus football player did not take part in the Nations League, where his teammates had to get out on their own. Despite the absence of Ronaldo, the Portuguese did not let their fans down and confidently won their group in division A. The Pyrenees won the group with Italy and Poland, completing the first stage without a single defeat, drawing twice and defeating the opponent twice. Ukraine The “Yellow-Blues” from next season will also participate in tournaments as representatives of Division A, because they managed to show themselves well in the last Nations League. The Ukrainians got into a fairly equal group, where they were opposed by the teams of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, however, Andriy Shevchenko’s wards managed to solve everything during the opening games. The Ukrainians defeated the Czech Republic twice (1:2, 1:0) and beat Slovakia once (1:0) – this was enough to guarantee themselves the first place and a promotion in the class. The “yellow-blues” have not the most pleasant news, Andriy Yarmolenko will not be able to play in the match Portugal – Ukraine, the West Ham player is still recovering from a serious injury. Apart from Andriy’s absence, a couple of central defenders remain undecided, the head coach will have to select a replacement for Yaroslav Rakitskiy, who has been the main player in the national team for a long time, but was not called up for the upcoming game. Odds for the match Portugal – Ukraine on March 22, 2019 Bookmakers from the company “Pari-Match” have little faith in the guests, and give preference to the home team. Odds for the match Portugal – Ukraine: Victory of Portugal – 1.44; Draw – 4.50; Ukraine’s victory – 8.50. Portugal – Ukraine: forecast for the match The national team of Ukraine can impose a fight on the current European champion. Andriy Shevchenko instilled a controlling style of play in his players, the team tries to keep the ball under their control and go on the attack through a short pass, while the Portuguese play more on counterattacks and expect mistakes from the opponent’s players. Forecast for the match Portugal – Ukraine: match total 2-3 goals, odds – 2.01.

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