Ukraine Vs Switzerland Betting Tip: Ukraine DNB – 3 September 2020

An improving Ukraine could pose the Swiss problems

Volodymyr Shepeliev / Ukraine ©imago images / Ukrinform 14.11.2019

Ukraine Vs Switzerland

Thursday 3 September 2020 – 19:45 Kick-Off
UEFA Nations League – League A, Group 4
Pick: Ukraine Draw No Bet
Odds: 10/11
Bookmaker: BetFred
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 31 August 2020)

Preview: The 2020-21 UEFA Nations League begins this Thursday in Ukraine with their clash against Switzerland, in Lyiv. It is among two match-ups taking place in the evening and marks the first competitive meeting between the two nations in nearly a decade.

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Ukraine Preview – Yellow and Blues going well under Shevchenko?

The Ukrainians are on an upward trajectory under manager Andriy Shevchenko. The former AC Milan forward remains his country’s leading goalscorer, with 48 goals in 111 internationals, and is so far proving equally adept at this management lark. After guiding his country to promotion in the inaugural Nations League with a record of three wins and one defeat, he would later help them qualify for the Euro 2020 finals in impressive fashion.

In fact, Shevchenko has only been beaten in five of his thirty-three games in charge (W19 D9 L5) since his appointment in July 2016. None of those came in Euro 2020 Qualifying despite being dropped into a challenging group containing Serbia and Portugal, finishing three clear of the latter with a record of six wins and two draws from eight qualifiers. They won all four home matches, conceding only in their 2-1 victory over the Portuguese.

Including friendlies, Ukraine are currently on an 11-game stretch without losing, winning seven, whilst not being beaten on home soil for what is now approaching three years (W8 D1) having conceded only four times across their previous nine home internationals. However, Shevchenko has hinted at potentially utilising this competition to experiment with playing personnel, particularly youth, as well as tactically.


Ukraine/Ukraine (HT/FT Betting)



Switzerland Preview – Solid Swiss out to better last-four finish?

Dismiss the Swiss at your peril. That was the lesson learnt last time around in this competition. In a group containing a swashbuckling Belgium and Iceland, Switzerland found a way of topping the group – mainly on account of a performance for the ages in Lucerne, when coming from 2-0 down to beat the Belgians 5-2 in the final fixture – before falling in the semi-final to the eventual champions, Portugal.

Since then, Switzerland have qualified for the finals of Euro 2020. Not that it was entirely straightforward. It probably should have been, though, considering there were no big hitters in their section – unless anyone fancies lumping Denmark and Ireland in that category. Vladimir Petkovic’s side dropping points on three instances en route to topping the group with a record of five wins, two draws and a single defeat.

Switzerland have, however, won four of their last five internationals, all of which were during Euro 2020 Qualifying. A four-game winless run preceded it though. Meanwhile they’ve managed to win only three of the last eight when not boasting home advantage (W3 D1 L4) – with all three said wins of the routine variety against Georgia, Gibraltar and Iceland.

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Ukraine Vs Switzerland Betting Advice

Andriy Shevchenko deserves immense credit for adding a level of consistency to the Ukrainian national team which has enjoyed back-to-back success in the 2018-19 Nations League and Euro 2020 Qualifying. Topping their group in both, doing so in the latter without losing despite being drawn alongside Portugal. With wins in eight of their previous nine home internationals, Switzerland certainly have their work cut out in Lyiv.


Ukraine Vs Switzerland – Key Facts

  • It is now eleven consecutive internationals without losing for Ukraine (W7 D4), since a 4-1 loss in their final Nations League group match in November 2018 when already assured of top spot.
  • After failing to win in four-straight internationals (D3 L1), Switzerland have now managed to win four of the previous five (W4 L1).
  • These teams have met only twice before (D2), with the most recent a 2-2 draw in Ukraine during a 2010 international friendly.


Switzerland were also successful in those aforementioned competitions, topping their group in both although were less than convincing in Euro 2020 Qualifying. Moreover, they’ve lost four of their last eight away matches now, losing more recently in Denmark and Portugal, and so bring with them some exposed form. Ukraine have become formidable on home soil, so getting them onside DrawNoBet makes sense. Ukraine 2-1.

Best Betting Odds – Ukraine Vs Switzerland

Ukraine – 7/4 (Betway)
Draw – 9/4 (Bet365)
Switzerland – 9/5 (BetFred)