Preview: Ukraine vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina – prediction, team
Sports Mole provides an overview of the clash between Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina between World Cup qualifiers and Europe on Tuesday, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.
Ukraine play host to Bosnia and herzegovina Tuesday night knowing that three points will put them on the verge of securing second place in Group D.
However, the visitors’ victory would put them ahead of their opponents with one game less, increasing the pressure on both nations in Lviv.
With Andriy Shevchenko As he left his post as Ukraine coach after Euro 2020, there were concerns that the progress made under the national legend could be undone.
However, Ukraine has been equally impressive under Oleksandr Petrakov, the Blue and Yellow now registering three credible draws and a victory since the beginning of September.
Ukraine was seen as the marginal outsider before his trip to Finland, but the goals of Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk proved enough to secure a 2-1 victory in Helsinki.
In addition to taking an important step to eliminate the threat of their opponents, this victory also allowed Ukraine to keep two points ahead of their next opponents.
The whim of these two teams not to face each other before the end of Group D means that nothing will be frozen at the end of Tuesday’s meeting.
However, Bosnia and Herzegovina arguably has more to lose with a loss, potentially freeing Ukraine to enjoy playing in Lviv.
Remarkably, these two nations have suffered only one loss between them so far, but it was not until the weekend that both teams registered the maximum points.
The success of Bosnia and Herzegovina came to Nur-Sultan, the Dragons benefiting from Smail prevljak‘s two goals on either side of half time.
Ivaylo petevThe team have lost just twice in nine games in 2021, with those losses coming in scores of 1-0 and 2-0 to France and Denmark respectively.
Ukraine World Cup Qualification Form – Europe:
Ukrainian form (all competitions):
Form of qualification for the World Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Europe:
Bosnia and Herzegovina form (all competitions):
Barring late fitness issues, Petev could stick with the Bosnia and Herzegovina players who started the game in Kazakhstan.
Adi nalic is an alternative to the midfield with Gojko Cimirot potentially falling on the substitute bench.
Changes on the Ukrainian side will also be reduced to a minimum after the triumph in Finland.
Viktor Kornienko could potentially be included on the left rear after replacing Edouard Sobol at half-time in Helsinki.
Sergiy Sydortchuk is an option in midfield if Petrakov decides he wants to introduce new legs.
Possible starting eleven for Ukraine:
Pyatov; Matvienko, Kryvtsov, Zabaryni; Tymchyk, Stepanenko, Shaparenko, Kornienko; Yarmolenko, Tsygankov; Yaremchouk
Possible starting eleven for Bosnia and Herzegovina:
Sehic; Civic, Ahmedhodzic, Kovacevic; Stevanovic, Cimirot, Hadziahmetovic, Gojak, Kolasinac; Dzeko, Prevljak
We say: Ukraine 2-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
With France on the sidelines, Bosnia and Herzegovina will believe that a victory on Tuesday may ultimately be enough to claim a playoff spot. However, few nations return from Ukraine with a victory, which leads us to predict a victory for the hosts.
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