How Ukraine Qualified
Ukraine qualified for Euro 2020 by finishing top of their group, two points clear of current European Champions Portugal. After the disappointment of Euro 2016 in which Ukraine failed to get out of their group, the Ukrainian FA appointed Andre Shevchenko, arguably the most famous footballer ever to emerge from that country, to be the new head coach.
Under Shevchenko’s guidance, Ukraine finished unbeaten in group C, with 6 wins and two draws, beating and drawing with the highly fancied Portuguese, and containing the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo.
How Austria Qualified
Once heralded as the “New Belgium”, Austrian football has yet to fulfil its potential, and they remain an emerging soccer nation with plenty of young talent. Most of the Austrian team ply their trade in the Bundesliga, and the spotlight will be on them and how they perform in this competition.
Austria qualified for Euro 2020 by finishing second in Group G behind Poland, winning six games, drawing one and losing three. Austria showed true character by recovering from losing their two opening group games and being bottom of the table to go on an unbeaten seven game (6 wins) run.
Ukraine vs Austria Stats & Analysis
This will be just the third time these two teams have played each other. Their other meetings are a pair of friendly games of which Ukraine won the first in 2011 2-1, while Austria won the second in 2012 3-2.
Austria at the moment are little more than a promising young team, and the fact that they lost to Poland, Israel and Latvia in qualifying doesn’t bode well for them. By comparison, Andre Shevchenko has moulded his Ukraine side into a formidable force, and one which might be too powerful for this younger Austrian side.
Ukraine vs Austria Bet
Expect Ukraine to look at this game as a 3-point banker. Austria are defensively frail at times, and Ukrainian forwards Roman Yaremchuk and Viktor Tsyhankov who were prolific scorers in their qualifying group may well find the net again in this fixture.
Ukraine 3-0 Austria
Other Euro Group C predictions
- Austria vs Nth Macedonia Prediction
- Ukraine vs Nth Macedonia Prediction
- Austria vs Netherlands Prediction
- Netherlands vs Nth Macedonia Prediction
- Netherlands vs Ukraine