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Ukraine vs Spain: La Roja backed to be clinical in Kyiv

Kick-off: 1945, 13/10/2020

Stadium: Kyiv Olympic Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

Ukraine are missing 14 players due to injury and coronavirus issues and Spain are fancied to take advantage in Tuesday’s Nations League clash.

La Roja cruised to a 4-0 victory when these teams met in Madrid last month and should again be able to dictate proceedings in the return fixture.

We’re going with 17/10 for an away win to nil with our first Ukraine vs Spain prediction.

A Look At Ukraine’s Betting Odds

Ukraine have three points from three games in Group 4 following a 2-1 defeat by Germany at this venue on Saturday.

After trailing to goals from Matthias Ginter and Leon Goretzka, Ruslan Malinovskyi successfully converted a 77th-minute penalty to give his side hope of a comeback.

However, the yellow and blues struggled to create chances from open play throughout that contest and fell just short.

Andriy Shevchenko insisted: “I want to thank my players for their commitment and keeping to our game plan the whole time.

“We had young guys out on the pitch and I’m really pleased with their performance.”

It was indeed a brave effort under such difficult circumstances, but things are unlikely to get any easier against La Roja.

Looking at the Ukraine vs Spain odds, we like 15/4 for an away win and under 2.5 goals in the game.

A Look At Spain’s Betting Odds

Spain top the pool table on seven points after securing a 1-0 success over Switzerland in Madrid over the weekend.

Sergio Busquets pounced on a defensive error to set up Mikel Oyarzabal for his 14th-minute opener.

Manchester City’s Ferran Torres then went close with a header and Oyarzabal wasted a good chance to grab his second when hitting the post.

“We certainly had chances to score more goals,” commented Real Sociedad forward Oyarzabal.

“But this is a team where the coach infuses us with confidence, we are all on the same page and this team is going in the right direction.”

La Roja are now unbeaten in 15 games as they seek to rebuild a commanding aura under Luis Enrique, winning 11 of those fixtures and conceding only six goals.

They were 3-0 up at the break against their next opponents last month, so 11/10 for the visitors to lead at half-time and full-time again here completes our Ukraine vs Spain betting tips.

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Last result:

UKRAINE 1-2 Germany – Ruslan Malinovskyi (pen)

SPAIN 1-0 Switzerland – Mikel Oyarzabal

Head-to-head: Spain 4-0 Ukraine, Ukraine 0-1 Spain, Spain 1-0 Ukraine, Spain 4-0 Ukraine, Spain 2-1 Ukraine, Ukraine 2-2 Spain

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