Germany vs. Ukraine Match preview
Germany welcome Ukraine in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday at Red Bull Arena, with both sides level on points in Group 4 of League A aiming to finish above leaders Spain.
Germany is coming into this game barely three days after meeting the Czech Republic in an International Friendly where they grabbed a slight 1-0 win.
Ukraine on the other hand lost 2-0 to Poland in International Friendly on the same day the opponent played.
Germany vs. Ukraine Match Facts
- Ukraine has won three, drawn once, and lost four in all competition.
- The Yellow and Blue have registered two clean-sheets in their last eight matches in all competition
- Germany has registered a single clean-sheet in seven played matches in all competition.
- The DFB-Elf have won three and drawn four games in all competitions.
- Germany has won two and drawn three of five home matches in all competition.
Germany vs. Ukraine Head to Head
In the last encounter between these teams, the outcome was 2-1 on 10 October 2020 in favor of Germany. Matthias Ginter opened the scoring for Joachim Low’s men with Leon Gortzka sealing the victory for the visitors.
In European Championship in year-2016 Germany won 2-0. Ukraine have not beaten Germany since 2011, they drew 3-3 in an International Friendly games
Germany Team News
Goalkeeper Oliver Baumann could be available for selection having been left out of the Czech Republic tie as a precaution measure after his club Hoffenheim recorded several COVID-19 cases.
Niklas Sule has joined up with the squad having been in a self-isolation period after testing positive for Covid-19, while the contingent of Champions League players who were rested in Wednesday’s friendly should return to action against Ukraine.
Jonas Hofmann is reportedly nursing thigh injury which he picked in Wednesday’s friendly and is likely to miss out, with Robin Gosens is with a calf injury and Benjamin Henrichs has patella tendon and are both doubtful.
Ukraine Team News
Winger Yevhen Konoplyanka was not named in the Ukraine squad, meanwhile, with vice-captain Yarmolenko and Oleksandr Zubkov preferred in the attacking wide areas.
Oleksandr Zinchenko obviously features in central midfield to the best effect for his country though Pep Guardiola plays him as a left-back for his club Manchester City.
Germany vs. Ukraine Prediction
We expect Ukraine to soldier up as they so frequently do under the management of Shevchenko, but ultimately Germany should have too much drive for their opponents in order to set up a bar; a table-topping clash against Spain on Tuesday.
Goals – Over 2.5
The two teams have registered more than two goals and therefore chances of scoring more than two goals are likely to be witnessed. Over 2.5 market is expected to be produced in this match. Betway has 1.45 odds for over 2.5 markets while 1Xbet has 1.47.
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