Ukraine vs Slovenia 11/14/2015 UEFA Euro 2016 Preview, Odds & Predictions
Slovenia vs Ukraine
Saturday 14th November 2015 12:00(ET)
The Line: Ukraine 3/5 Draw 11/4 Slovenia 6/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports; ESPN 3
The Ukraine look to secure a first leg lead when they host Slovenia on Saturday at the L'viv Arena. The Ukraine were one of the strongest teams in the playoffs and will fancy their chances of making it to back to back European Championships although their appearance in 2012 was as co host and not as a country that qualified. With a strong team with alot of attacking talent including Sevilla's Konoplyanko, Dynamo Kyiv' Yarmalenko and Dnipro's Seleznyov this is a team that is going to go for it from the off. At home Ukraine have only lost twice in their last seventeen games one to European Champions Spain and the other a rivalry game to Slovakia.
Slovenia make the trip to the Ukraine for their first head to head meetign in sixteen years. Slovenia have actually never lost a game to the Ukraine although it is only a small sample size with four games and the last being in 1999. Slovenia come into this game though in good form and they proved to be a tough team to beat especially at home. This is a tough ask though against a Ukraine team that are very strong defensively, in fact they only conceded four goals in the entire qualifying campaign and two of those were to the reigning European Champions Spain.
I am going to take Ukraine to get the win here. They have yet to win a playoff to qualify for a major competition but I think this years is the year.