Looking to end their qualifying campaign on a high after already booking their ticket for EURO 2020, Ukraine will make the trip to Serbia’s Stadion Rajko Mitić on Sunday afternoon.
Keeping the morale in their camp at a high with a 1-0 win over Estonia in a friendly matchup on Thursday night, this weekend’s guests have continued to shine during their Group B campaign and are yet to taste a single defeat on route to next year’s European Championships.
On the flip side, while Ukraine may have already landed their spot as Group B winners with time to spare, Serbia know that nothing short of three points and a miracle can see them land an automatic route to EURO 2020.
Chasing down a one-point deficit to Portugal before the Nations League champions head out to Luxembourg on Sunday, they also hold some worrying memories regarding their previous matchup against Ukraine.
When the two nations met back in June, Andriy Shevchenko’s men landed a commanding 5-0 win in L’viv and you might be interested to know that the Yellows can be found at 3/1 with Betfair to land back-to-back victories over Serbia this weekend.
Serbia’s last chance
After managing to pick up a 3-2 win over Luxembourg at the Stadion Rajko Mitić on Thursday night, Serbia have arguably saved their best performances for the back end of qualification.
Landing three Group B wins on the spin since their 4-2 loss against Portugal back in September, fans in Beograd know that nothing short of three points and a minor miracle can see them secure an automatic route to EURO 2020.
If Ljubiša Tumbaković’s men are to pull off what would be a great escape then there is no doubt that Serbia will be looking for their red-hot talisman Aleksandar Mitrovic to spearhead their charge.
Bagging yet another brace against Luxembourg in midweek, the Fulham ace has continued to shine for both club and country since opening the new campaign.
Also scoring the winner against Birmingham prior to the international break, the 25-year-old has already recorded 19 goals across all formats during the 2019/2020 season.
You might be interested to know that Mitrovic is pencilled in at 1/1 with Coral to extend on his recent purple patch this weekend.
Ukraine – Europe’s dark horse
Keeping the morale in their camp at an all-time high with a 1-0 win over Estonia in midweek, few across Europe would have expected the immediate impact that Andriy Shevchenko’s arrival would have had on Ukraine.
Already landing their spot as Group B winners ahead of Portugal, the former AC Milan icon has seen his side win six on their seven qualifying appearances and they are yet to taste defeat across any format since November 2018.
With each of their six victories coming in as many appearances, a huge part of Ukraine’s eye-catching revival has come down to some stellar performances at the back.
Recording four clean sheets in their last five Group B matchups and only picking the ball out of their own net on two occasions during qualifying, you might be interested to know that Sunday’s guests can be found at 4/1 with William Hill to record yet another clean sheet on foreign soil this weekend.