Kick-off: 1945, 03/09/2020
Stadium: Arena Lviv
TV: Sky Sports
Ukraine and Switzerland have drawn their two previous encounters and another stalemate is on the cards in Thursday’s Nations League clash.
The visitors have the more accomplished squad on paper, but their hosts have been on an upward curve over the past couple of years.
Punters can get 2/1 for the scores to finish level in Lviv and that is our first Ukraine vs Switzerland prediction.
A Look At Ukraine’s Betting Odds
Ukraine earned promotion from League B by seeing off the Czech Republic and Slovakia in the inaugural Nations League tournament.
They won both home games 1-0 and also enjoyed a 100 per cent record in front of their own fans during Euro 2020 qualifying.
Portugal and Serbia were among the victims as Andriy Shevchenko’s side topped Group B after an eight-match unbeaten run.
West Ham’s Andriy Yarmolenko and Oleksandr Zinchenko of Manchester City are familiar names in this set-up.
Brazilian-born duo Junior Moraes and Marlos are others to watch out for, having helped Shakhtar Donetsk reach the Europa League semi-finals.
The hosts are hard to break down in defence and 16/5 for a draw at half-time and full-time appeals from the Ukraine vs Switzerland odds.
A Look At Switzerland’s Betting Odds
Switzerland reached the last four of the inaugural staging of this competition, edging out Belgium on goal difference in their pool.
A spectacular 5-2 demolition of the Red Devils in Lucerne was backed up by 6-0 and 2-1 triumphs over Iceland, with a 2-1 loss in Brussels not preventing them from progressing.
Vladimir Petkovic’s side were then beaten 3-1 by Portugal in the semis and lost out to England on penalties following a goalless draw in the third-place play-off.
The Red Crosses topped their Euro 2020 qualifying group ahead of Denmark and Republic of Ireland, although they only picked up one point from away games against those teams.
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is captain of an efficient outfit, with Benfica striker Haris Seferovic the main man up front, having netted 18 times in 64 internationals.
Xherdan Shaqiri’s absence is a blow, but we’re backing the visitors to battle for a 1-1 draw at 21/4 to complete our Ukraine vs Switzerland betting tips.
Serbia 2-2 UKRAINE – Yaremchuk, Besyedin
Gibraltar 1-6 SWITZERLAND – Itten (2), Vargas, Fassnacht, Benito, Xhaka
Head-to-head: Switzerland 0-0 Ukraine, Switzerland 2-2 Ukraine
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