Spain vs. Ukraine 9/6/20 UEFA Nations League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Spain 0-1-0, Ukraine 1-0-0
9/6/20 2:45 pm
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Spain is hosting Ukraine at Estadio Alfredo di Stefano in round 2 in the UEFA Nations League.
Spain is undefeated, for the 12th game in a row. Spain was playing against Germany a few days ago on the road, and they were solid in that match with 59% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and high 90% of the correct passes. Spain was losing in this match since the 51st minute of the game, but the big pressure from Spain has paid off, and they were able to tie the score in the 95th minute. This match ended in a 1-1 draw. Jose Luis Gaya is the only goalscorer for Spain in the Nations League right now. Spain is playing well, calm and composed in the defensive end, they are good in controlling the ball in the midfield, but Spain is missing that one striker that can solely have an impact on the game. Overall, this isn’t Spain’s best roster, but they are still playing well, and they are one of the favorites to win this competition, and possibly the Euro cup next year. There is still a lot of time left before the Euro Cup, but Spain is doing really well.
Ukraine has been playing really well, and they are undefeated in their last 12 games. With 3 points, Ukraine is at the top of their Group 4 in this year’s Nations League. In their last match against Switzerland at home, Ukraine was decent with 44% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 84% of the correct passes. With 1 goal in each half, Ukraine has won this match 2-1. Yarmolenko and Zinchenko have both scored 1 goal in the first game, while Tymchyk and Mykhaylichenko both have 1 assist. Ever since Shevchenko took over the helm of the Ukrainian national team, they have been constantly improving, and thanks to that, Ukraine is now in 24th place in the FIFA standings. Ukraine has qualified for the Euro Cup next year after winning their qualification group, quite dominantly I might add, and they have been selected into a good group for them in the Euro Cup, the group where Ukraine has a decent chance of advancing to the next stage. Ukraine is a well rounded team with good defense, an exciting midfield that can control the flow of the ball, and the offense capable of scoring goals. Well done Ukraine, and I hope they can keep it up.
Spain and Ukraine have played 5 games against each other in the past, with Spain winning 4 of those games, while 1 game ended in a draw. Spain is the better team here, and I think they will dominate in this match. The reason why Spain scored only 1 goal against Germany is because of Germany’s good defense, but Ukraine is not that good on the defensive end. I will side with Spain and the goals in this game.