Macedonia vs Ukraine 10/09/2015 UEFA Euro2016 Qualifier Preview, Odds and Predictions
Ukraine vs Macedonia
Friday 9th October 2015 14:45 (ET)
The Line: Macedonia 8/1 Draw 4/1 Ukraine 1/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports; ESPN 3
The Ukraine are looking to catch Slovakia in the race for an automatic qualification spot for Euro2016, they face a trip to Macedonia on Friday night a game they must win and hope for a slip up from the Slovakians. Ukraine have a very strong side here and should be too strong for a Macedonia team that have lost seven of their eight qualification games. Look for Yarmalenko, Konoplyanko and Seleznyov to lead the way for the Ukraine as they take care of their end of the business. I suspect that the Ukraine will win this but Macedonia are no mugs and they have only lost to Spain and Slovakia by the minimum at home, I think we could see a similar result here.
While Macedonia have not done well in this qualifier phase they have some nice players who given time could develop into quality players that will improve their national side's propects for the next few years.Nikolov and Radeski are part of a good Macedonia U21 team that actually beat the Ukraine in a recent U21 qualifier. Macedonia will be looking to build on their promising youth and a good perfromance against the Ukraine will be welcomed by all.
I am taking the unders here as I cant see many goals in this one. Macedonia will set up to not concede and I think they will make things difficult for the Ukraine, as long as they stay with a full compliment of players for the entirety of the game I think Macedonia will be able to keep this one tight and the unders looks the value bet for me.