Ukraine vs Iceland Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Ukraine vs Iceland Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Ukraine vs Iceland Preview

Euro 2024 qualification is one step away for Ukraine and Iceland as they will play in the final of the Playoff Path B on Tuesday (Mar 26). The match will be played at the Tarczynski Stadium in Wroclaw Poland due to the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia. After entertaining wins in the semifinal tie, both teams will fancy their chances. Ukraine’s last Euro campaign was a successful one having reached the quarterfinal while Iceland’s best run at Euro came in 2016 when they reached the same stage.

Albert Gudmundsson scored hat-trick against Israel (Credit: Getty)
Albert Gudmundsson scored a hat-trick against Israel (Credit: Getty)

Ukraine reached the final of the playoff after a come-from-behind 2-1 win against hosts Bosnia and Herzegovina. Trailing 1-0 until the 85th minute, Ukraine scored two late goals to reach the finals as Roman Yaremchuk and Artem Dovbyk brought joy to the nation which is battling a war crisis. Momentum will be on Ukraine’s side going into the match but will be aware of the poor head-to-head record against Iceland. Ukraine’s only win against Iceland came 25 years ago and will need to break the streak to reach the Euro 2024.

Iceland are in red-hot form heading into the contest after Albert Gudmundsson netted a hat-trick to burst the bubble for Israel. A 4-1 win away from home was the perfect dose for the Icelanders as they now look for a place in the Euro 2024. A perfect form coupled with a good track for Iceland should see them favourites to clinch the contest.

Ukraine vs Iceland Team News

Artem Dovbyk, who has scored 14 goals for Girona this season and Roman Yaremchuk will lead the attack alongside Chelsea’s Mykhaylo Mudryk. Arsenal’s Oleksandr Zinchenko, who frequently plays in midfield for the national side, is anticipated to start on Thursday.

Son of former Chelsea and Barcelona forward Eidur Gudjohnsen, Andri Gudjohnsen is anticipated to start in attack alongside Alfred Finnbogason or Brynjolfur Willumsson. In his last six international games, he has contributed to four goals (three goals and one assist). Albert Gudmundsson should be the first name on the team sheet considering his great form with the side.

Ukraine vs Iceland Predicted Lineups

Ukraine Predicted XI:

Trubin; Konoplya, Matviyenko, Zabarnyi, Mykolenko; Sydorchuk; Tsyhankov, Sudakov, Zinchenko, Mudryk; Dovbyk

Iceland Predicted XI:

Valdimarsson; Palsson, Iganson, Hermannsson, Thorarinsson; Thorsteinsson, Gudmundsson, Johannesson, A. Sigurdsson; Willumsson, Gudjohnsen

Roman Yaremchuk celebrating for Ukraine (Credit: Getty)
Roman Yaremchuk celebrating for Ukraine (Credit: Getty)

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Head-to-Head

Iceland 2-0 Ukraine

Ukraine 1-1 Iceland

Iceland 0-1 Ukraine

Ukraine 1-1 Iceland

Ukraine vs Iceland Prediction

It will be an emotional outing for Ukraine on their adopted home turf considering what they have gone through in the last couple of years. With the form and support of fans on their side, Ukraine are slight favourites to clinch the tie and book their place at Euro 2024.

Prediction: Ukraine 1-0 Iceland

Ukraine vs Iceland Betting Tips and Odds

Betting Tips

  • Goal Scored (Conceded): 9/8
  • Games over 2.5 goals: 3/5
  • Both teams scored:  3/5

Match Odds

  • Ukraine Win: 4/5
  • Draw: 8/5
  • Iceland Win: 9/5

Ukraine vs Iceland Timings & Telecast

  • Date & Time: Tuesday, March 26 at 7:45 PM (GMT).
  • India: Sony Sports Network, Sony Liv App
  • USA: Fox Sports, FuboTV, TelevisaUnivision
  • Ukraine: Suspilne, MEGOGO
  • Iceland: RUV

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