Ukraine vs North Macedonia, Euro 2020, 17.06.2021
After their opening day defeats, Ukraine and North Macedonia meet in Bucharest on Thursday evening with both looking to put some points on the board in their second Group C match at Euro 2020.
Ukraine lost in a breathtaking 3-2 encounter with the Netherlands, while the debutants North Macedonia were handed a baptism of fire in a 3-1 loss to Austria.
For this preview, we will turn our attention to Konfambet’s Euro 2020 odds.
Ukraine gave as good as they got against the Netherlands in that Sunday opener. After a goalless first half, two quick goals gave the Dutch a two-goal lead but Ukraine hit back with two of their own to silence the 16,000 Dutch fans in the Johan Cryuff Arena and it looked like they would have a share of the spoils but Denzel Dumfries’ 85th winner ensured the Oranje would take all three points on offer.
Shevchenko will have been pleased with the fight they put up against one of Europe’s top teams and he will be hoping his men can carry some of that spirit and momentum here.
North Macedonia’s debut at a major tournament was not the fairy tale they had hoped to see as they lost 3-1 to Austria, who by the same stroke, earned their first-ever victory at these Championships. Macedonia’s 37-year-old Goran Pandev had levelled the scores in the 28th minute after Austria had scored the opener 10 minutes earlier. This goal made him the second-oldest goalscorer in the tournament’s history.
That was as good as it got for them however as they never got into the 2nd gear the rest of the game with the Austrians dominating and eventually claiming the win.
Igor Angelovski will need more from his players to stand any chance of claiming a win that can put them in a position to move to onto the round of 16.
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UKRAINE VS NORTH MACEDONIA MATCH FORECAST AND BETTING TIPS
Ukraine have been a different team under Andriy Shevchenko. They play with such poise and determination. They showed their fighting spirit in that opener and definitely felt hard done by their failure to earn a point when they seemed to have it in the bag. We feel they will channel their rage here and North Macedonia could be in for another spanking. The price for a simple win for Ukraine is at 1.71 at Konfambet and we feel this is quite a bargain and we are snapping it up as our first football betting prediction for today.
Goals are likely to be in plenty in this clash. Ukraine have failed to score in just 2 of their previous 22 games while the Red Lynxes have been even more impressive on that front, failing to score in just one of their last 16 games! For our last tip we are therefore going for Over 2.5 goals to land @1.90 with Konfambet Welcome Bonus.
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