Ukraine vs Austria: Bucharest stalemate makes sense
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Ukraine vs Austria: Bucharest stalemate makes sense

Kick-off: 1700, 21/06/2021

Stadium: Arena Nationala


The conspiracy theorists will be out in full force when Ukraine and Austria meet in Bucharest in the final round of Euro 2020 Group C fixtures.

A draw would see the blue and yellows advance as runners-up behind Netherlands and should also be enough for Das Team to qualify as one of the best third-placed teams.

Bwin have reacted accordingly by pricing up a stalemate at Evens but that is still our first Ukraine vs Austria prediction.

A Look At Ukraine’s Betting Odds

Ukraine emerged from a 3-2 loss to Netherlands with plenty of credit and then accounted for North Macedonia more comfortably than a 2-1 scoreline suggests.

Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk netted in a dominant opening period but Ezgjan Alioski pulled one back on the rebound from a saved penalty.

Ruslan Malinovsky missed a late spot-kick to keep Ukraine sweating but they eventually ran out deserved victors and helped us land a trio of successful selections.

Head coach Andriy Shevchenko said: “The team played a very good first half but our mistake caused a penalty and then some anxiety and nervousness appeared.

“We got more chances and should have scored a third but we also have to praise our rivals – North Macedonia have character.”

Everything points to this contest being a far cagier contest and 21/20 for no goals before half-time stands out from the Ukraine vs Austria odds.

A Look At Austria’s Betting Odds

Austria began their campaign with a nice 3-1 triumph over North Macedonia but had their limitations exposed in a 2-0 loss to the Dutch.

Das Team did manage to apply some late pressure as they looked to get back into Thursday’s game but that felt like a fair result.

Manager Franco Foda said: “We wanted to achieve more but we played against a top team which is very compact, with extraordinary strikers.

“We tried everything over the 90 minutes to turn the match around.

“The decisive factor was that in ball possession we gave away too many balls too easily and invited them to go on the counter.

“We created some openings but weren’t clinical. They were very clinical, we just lacked that.”

Austria and Ukraine could make everyone look foolish by going all out for victory in Romania but that has to be considered unlikely, in our opinion.

Preference is to go with 3/1 for a tepid 0-0 stalemate to finish of our Ukraine vs Austria betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

UKRAINE 2-1 North Macedonia – Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk

Netherland 2-0 AUSTRIA

Head-to-head: Austria 3-2 Ukraine, Ukraine 2-1 Austria

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