Spain vs Ukraine 03/27/2015 Euro 2016 Qualification Preview, Odds and Prediction
Ukraine vs Spain
Friday 27th March 2015 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Spain 1/3 Draw 9/2 Ukraine 10/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports; ESPN
Spain host the Ukraine in a must win Euro2016 qualifier. Both teams have lost just once in qualification both to Slovakia and this game will have a big say in who qualifies for the tournament. Ukraine will probably be happy to come away from the game with a point as they would then have the return leg in the Ukraine to try to press home advantage. Ukraine are led by ex Bayern Munich and current Zenit St Petersburgh Tymoshchuk and current Dynamo Kiev striker Yarmalenko who notched a hat trick in Ukraine's last qualifier against Luxembourg. Ukraine will probably opt for a compact 4-5-1 that will be tough to break down.
Spain come into this game without the injured Diego Costa but with a bevy of talent in the squad the Spanish should still be confident of taking all three points on Friday night. Alvaro Morata should start up top as his current form with Juventus has been excellent and he is the most inform striker in the Spanish squad. The key for Spain though will be the midfield though and who Del Bosque will pick to run the game. At the moment a five man midfield of Iniesta, Fabregas, Cazorla, Isco and David Silva would be among the best five midfielders in the world but Busquets will more than likely start and I think Cazorla is probably the man to lose out as the Arsenal man has gone off the boil a little of late.
This is going to be a tough game for Spain but I think they will probably come through it with a win. I'm going to take the unders here though as I think the Ukraine will keep this tight and I dont see many goals here especially with David De Gea in goals for Spain, the Manchester United keeper is making good claims to be called the best keeper in the world right now. Take the unders on a small play here.