Ukraine v Portugal Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th October 2019

Ukraine can deny Portugal

Ukraine v Portugal Betting Tips – Euro 2020 Qualifying, 14th October 7.45pm

Ukraine have done extremely well to be in control of their own destiny in Group B of Euro 2020 qualification. They are holding a five-point lead over Portugal having played a game more than they have. Just avoiding defeat on the night will leave them as a lock for the top spot. Portugal are in a position of sitting four points ahead of Serbia. Read our predictions for Ukraine v Portugal.

Ukraine v Portugal Betting Odds*

1 X 2
14/5 12/5 19/20

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Ukraine News and Form – ?

A 2-0 win by Ukraine over Lithuania on Friday kept them going strong at the top of their group. It is a W5 D1 record that they have taken in this campaign, which has been a superb return. They have averaged over two goals per game in that sequence of matches as well, while they have conceded only one. The one draw in this campaign happened when they visited Lisbon and played out a 0-0 draw with Portugal.

Cristiano Ronaldo Last Goalscorer
3/1

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A repeat of that would do Ukraine nicely here. The last time that they suffered a defeat was in November last year, and they are in great shape currently. They are undefeated in their last eight games, posting five wins there, and Ukraine have scored at least two goals in five of their last six played. They are also currently undefeated in their last seven games and are unbeaten in six at home. Ukraine have taken five clean sheets in their last six games on home soil and have not conceded in any of their last four European Championship home qualifiers.

Ukraine v Portugal Head to Head

The head to head is even at W1 D1 L1 in the last three meetings
Ukraine have not scored in their last two against Portugal
The last time they met in Ukraine, the home side won 2-1

Key-Facts – Ukraine v Portugal

  • Portugal trail Ukraine by five points
  • Ukraine have conceded just one goal in the group
  • Portugal are on a five match winning streak

Portugal News and Form

Well, Portugal probably aren’t going to be too concerned about trying to close the gap on leaders Ukraine. They will just want to make sure that they don’t slip and let Serbia close the gap on them. If Portugal were to slip to a loss here for example, and Serbia beat Lithuania on the same night, the Serbians would close to within a point of Portugal. While that would put a bit of pressure on Portugal, it would still be upset for them not to get a top-two finish.

Portugal beat Luxembourg 3-0 at home on Friday and that was their fifth win on the bounce. They have netted at least three goals in all but one of those games as well. After netting against Luxembourg, Cristiano Ronaldo needs just one goal now to hit a remarkable 700 for his career. Will, he hit that magic number on Monday? Portugal are unbeaten in their last five games on the round, claiming a win in four of those. Again, even away from home, they have been scoring well, but will they break through Ukraine’s tough defence?

Ukraine v Portugal Tips & Odds

Draw match outright at 12/5
Under 1.5 goals at 2/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 14th, 2019 at 9:30 p.m.)

 

Ukraine v Portugal Predictions

Draw: There may not be much between them. Portugal are the better attacking side, while the defence of Ukraine has been very good. It may just all even itself out as it did when they met for the first time in the group. Draw.


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