Slovakia – Ukraine SOCCER PICKS
Slovakia and Ukraine measure strength, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Nations League (League B). The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 matches. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Slovakia presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 2 losses, the home team is currently in the 3rd position, without having conquered any points. In the last match, they lost by (1-2) at home against the Czech Republic, after in the previous match, having lost by (1-0) away with the Ukraine. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Sweden by (1-1). In the last 7 home matches for all competitions, Slovakia won 4, tied 1 and lost 2. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored with regularity, as they scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback.
In the last 10 home matches, Slovakia have suffered 2 of their 3 goals between minutes (46 ‘and 60’). There is a tendency for goals in their stadium, as 60% of the games finished with over 2.5 goals. The local formation usually acts in a 4-2-3-1, favoring a more direct style of play.
The away team is currently in the 1 st position of the league, with 9 points won, after 3 wins. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Slovakia, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Czech Republic, by (1-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches he has 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses at their stadium. In their last away game, for the Friendlies, they drew by (1-1) against Italy. In the last 10 away matches Ukraine has a record of 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have won the first leg in 2. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period highlighted: they have scored 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘ ).
The coach Andriy Shevchenko must have all the players at his disposal for the game with Slovakia.