As international friendlies continue ahead of the UEFA European Championships which is now less than a week away, today it will be two struggling sides locking horns for the round of 1. The hosts have not won a single match in 16 matches played across all competitions and therefore a tough test for them to seek a highly needed turn around. They have hence recorded a 9 match losing streak which is something they will need to work on.
Recently, the home side traveled to face Ireland for a friendly managed to net only a single goal and conceding 4 goals. It is even more worrying for the visitors who conceded a whooping six goals against Slovenia in a match that ended 6-0 meaning a four match losing streak ahead of this clash. A home win to Andorra is the best prediction.
Ukraine's determination and focus is amazing in the recent form as they have scored a single goals across five Matches which has henceforth ensured no single loss for them where 4 ended in a 1-1 draw eventually in a row. They are coming back from their narrow victory recently in this international friendlies in which they hosted North Ireland in a match that ended 1-0. They are a side that has invested in defense and having allowed only 4 goals in five matches which shows that they start by defending as their tactical play something that has helped them.
This encounter will be a warm up for the hosts who will be participating in the European Championships set to begin in a week's time. A win for them tonight is the biggest motivation to go into a top competition. On the other side the visitors Cyprus have not been to their best currently at the bottom of the group in the World Cup qualifications and will be looking to bounce back from their recent loss to Hungary. The best prediction is a win for Ukraine at home with an under 2.5 goals expected.
Both these two sides did win their most recent matches with Jonkopings securing a convincing win over GIF Sundsvall while their opponents today managed a narrow 1-0 victory against Falkenbergs FF. To the visitors Akropolis the win was sensational as they had failed to win a single match in 17 matches played across all competitions.
However the 9th placed home side who have four points clear ahead are favourites to edge past the 15th in position visiting side. A win for the home side will be crucial as it will extend their winning streak to three. In the only 2 matches these two have ever met one ended in a draw and the other which happens to be most recent ended in favour of the hosts today in a match that resulted in a 3-1 score. Today could be a repeat of the same. Therefore a win for Jonkopings is surely the best prediction here.