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Scotland vs Ukraine Predictions, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Visitors Take 10-Game Unbeaten Streak into World Cup Qualifier

Scotland and Ukraine lock horns on Wednesday in what promises to be a tight and tense encounter in front of a packed Hampden Park crowd in Glasgow, Scotland. You can live-bet on the World Cup qualifiers by using our sportsbook.

Let’s check the latest soccer news, stats, injury reports, and World Cup qualifiers for Scotland vs Ukraine. We’ve plenty of soccer predictions for you to consider.

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Scotland: Rock-Solid at Home

Scotland and Ukraine will both be looking to keep their World Cup dreams alive when they meet at Hampden Park on Wednesday in the playoffs of the World Cup qualifiers. The winners of this clash will earn the chance to face Wales for a spot at the 2022 World Cup, which takes place in November and December.

Victory in both games would make Steve Clarke’s side the first Scotland team to go to a World Cup since France in 1998, but the manager will be keeping the players’ focus firmly on getting past Wednesday’s opponents before they can dare to dream about that. For no reason of theirs, they are portrayed as villains as the rest of the world is against them given the circumstances.

They produced an almost-flawless campaign in the first round of the qualification fixtures and they enter this clash on the back of a superb eight-game unbeaten run. Manager Steve Clarke has called up a strong squad including the likes of Liverpool left-back Andrew Robertson, Leeds United center-back Liam Cooper, Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn, Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay and Southampton striker Che Adams. Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack and Arsenal left back Kieran Tierney are out injured.

Considering the importance of this game, we expect a hard-fought clash between the two sides. We will avoid the winners market and focus on the goals one, so we will not include Scotland in our soccer picks and parlays.

Ukraine: Strong Squad

Ukraine will be desperate to give their people something to cheer about. They are on a 10-fixture unbeaten streak, and they had also won three of the past four games. It’s very important to note that they had also scored two or more goals in three of the past four match-ups.

They stayed unbeaten all through the campaign and that too after locking horns with the French twice. They had also scored the most number of goals and conceded the least in the group, barring the former World Cup champions.

Ukraine have enjoyed a month-long training camp with friendlies against three club sides including Empoli, Rijeka, and Gladbach winning two games in the process without having their stars at their disposal. They also called some of their stars for this clash with the likes of Man City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko, Atalanta’s Ruslan Malinovskyi, West Ham’s Andriy Yarmolenko, and Benfica’s Roman Yaremchuk expected to give their soul for their country. If you’re betting online you should understand that the pressure will be on Scotland so sometimes it’s better to go with the underdog.

Scotland vs Ukraine Head-to-Head

Scotland have not been present in the finals of a World Cup since 1998, but a win on Wednesday would see them take on Wales for a position in the 2022 competition. Scotland impressed in their World Cup qualification group, picking up 23 points from their 10 matches courtesy of a record of seven wins, two draws, and one defeat, while they only conceded seven times in Group F. Ukraine, meanwhile, claimed second in Group D behind France, picking up 12 points from their eight matches, which allowed them to finish a point above third-place Finland. Ukraine have not been present in the finals of a World Cup since 2006, when they reached the quarter-finals of the competition, losing 3-0 to Italy in Hamburg. Scotland won 3-1 when these two sides last met in Glasgow in 2007.

Scotland vs Ukraine Game Information

  • Game: Scotland (7-2-1) vs Ukraine (2-6-0)
  • Location: Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Day/Time: Wednesday, June 1th, 2:45 p.m. ET
  • Scotland vs Ukraine Live Stream: fubo.tv

Scotland vs Ukraine Betting Lines

Team Handicap Moneyline Total Team Total
Scotland -½ +130 +130 2-125o 1½+165o

1½-210u

Ukraine +½ -160 +240 2-105u ½-180o

½+150u

Draw +215

Scotland vs Ukraine Predictions

The hosts enter this contest as favorites being priced at +130 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at two.

This clash was originally set to take place in April, but the match was rescheduled for the start of June due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Scotland are entering a busy period, preparing to face Armenia twice and the Republic of Ireland in the Nations League, but there is no question that their full focus will currently be on securing a World Cup spot and they will need to beat two tough teams to advance to the finals. Ukraine are more than capable of triumphing on Wednesday, but Scotland have the home advantage.

Scotland don’t lack talent, but it will be interesting to see how Clarke sets up his team. On the other side, Ukraine will play definitely give everything on the pitch and we don’t expect them to lose this clash but the price on them to cover the +½ spread has no value. Instead, we consider the goal line is set too low so we will take the overs for our official pick.

Pick: Over 2 goals in the match at -125

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