Kick-off: 1945, 14/11/2020
Stadium: Red Bull Arena
TV: Sky Sports
Germany are red-hot favourites to prevail in Saturday’s Nations League Group A4 clash with Ukraine and are hard to oppose in Leipzig.
However, Die Mannschaft have found it tough to keep clean sheets in competitive matches, so the visitors may well have their moments at Red Bull Arena.
We’re going with 3/2 for a home win and both teams to score for our first Germany vs Ukraine prediction.
A Look At Germany’s Betting Odds
Germany are unbeaten in this pool but sit a point behind leaders Spain following three draws and just one victory.
Die Mannschaft kicked off with a 1-1 stalemate versus La Roja and have also shared the spoils twice with Switzerland, via 1-1 and 3-3 scorelines.
The sole win was a 2-1 triumph over Ukraine in Kyiv, where Matthias Ginter and Leon Goretzka netted before Ruslan Malinovskyi pulled one back from the penalty spot.
Joachim Low’s side warmed up for this contest with a 1-0 friendly defeat of the Czech Republic on Wednesday but that was a first clean sheet in seven outings.
Being without defensive midfielders Joshua Kimmich and Emre Can is a concern for the hosts and could leave a less-than-convincing rearguard exposed.
However, the likes of Timo Werner, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane and Luca Waldschmidt are in fine form going forward and can help to overwhelm this weekend’s opponents.
Looking at the Germany vs Ukraine odds, we like 29/20 for a home win and over 3.5 goals in the game.
A Look At Ukraine’s Betting Odds
Ukraine impressed when topping their Euro 2020 qualifying group ahead of Portugal and Serbia, securing six wins and a couple of draws from eight games.
However, they have suffered mixed fortunes in this competition, despite starting out with a promising 2-1 triumph over Switzerland.
Andriy Shevchenko’s men were then hammered 4-0 in Spain and lost to Germany before bouncing back with a surprise 1-0 success over La Roja on home turf.
In recent friendlies, Ukraine were thrashed 7-1 by France last month and went down 2-0 in Poland on Wednesday.
After being hit by coronavirus issues, the yellow and blues do seem to have put together a solid squad for this trip, though.
Andriy Yarmolenko of West Ham and Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko are the most familiar faces, while Atalanta midfielder Malinovskyi has plenty of admirers.
Gent forward Roman Yaremchuk and Brazil-born Shakhtar striker Junior Moraes also warrant a mention in this attack-minded team.
We feel the visitors can grab a consolation goal at Red Bull Arena, so 19/2 for a 3-1 home win is our final Germany vs Ukraine prediction.
GERMANY 1-0 Czech Republic – Waldschmidt
Poland 2-0 UKRAINE
Head-to-head: Ukraine 1-2 Germany, Germany 2-0 Ukraine, Ukraine 3-3 Germany, Germany 4-1 Ukraine, Ukraine 1-1 Germany
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