Competition: UEFA Nations League
Market: Spain win
Odds: 1/2 @ 888sport
Looking to continue on their unbeaten start to this year’s Nations League, Spain will make the trip to a struggling Ukraine on Tuesday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Ukraine might have shocked many across Europe as they stormed their way to next year’s delayed European Championships, they have struggled to keep up that momentum since opening 2020. While the Yellows might have managed to open up this year’s Nations League with a 2-1 win against Switzerland last month, Andriy Shevchenko’s men were hit with a 2-1 defeat against Germany over the weekend and Ukraine now find themselves in the midst of a three-match losing run, their worst run since June 2016. Now shipping 13 goals on that losing run, including a 7-1 drumming at the hands of France in a friendly contest last week, the former AC Milan icon could also be concerned by his side’s most recent meeting against Tuesday’s guests. When they made the trip out to Madrid last month, Ukraine were hit with a 4-0 drumming on their travels.
As for the visitors, putting in a professional display over the weekend and picking up a 1-0 win against Switzerland on home soil, Spain have now landed back-to-back Nations League victories and have shown some real improvements since Luis Enrique returned to his post. While the former world champions might still be a squad in a transition, La Roja have continued to impress many with their new-found resolve at the back. Recording another clean sheet in the Spanish capital on Saturday, the Reds have recorded three clean sheets on the spin and have shipped just a single goal in almost 500 minutes of action. Given their thumping victory against Ukraine last month and now winning each of their last five straight meetings against Shevchenko’s side, we’re backing a similar outcome on Tuesday night.
Bet: Spain 1/2 to beat Ukraine in Tuesday’s Nations League matchup @ 888sport
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