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Scotland vs Ukraine Bet Builder: 2.50 Bet Builder as Old Foes Meet Again in the Nations League

Scotland vs Ukraine Bet Builder: 2.50 Bet Builder as Old Foes Meet Again in the Nations League
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Scotland vs Ukraine Bet Builder: Wednesday, 21st, September

Here at bettingexpert, we have Scotland vs Ukraine bet builder tips as the Scots’ relatively recent old foes, Ukraine, step foot back on Hampden Park for a Nations League tie with less pressure and fanfare surrounding the fixture than that we saw in June.

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Scotland vs Ukraine Preview

Wednesday, September, 21st, 19:45 (UK)

The Ukrainians would go on to end Scotland’s World Cup dreams rather abruptly through Andriy Yarmolenko, Roman Yaremchuk and Artem Dovbyk in a 1-3 victory. However, that win, unfortunately for the country of Ukraine, couldn’t be harnessed and used effectively against a stubborn, Qatar-bound Wales eleven.

An emotionally-charged Ukraine outfit raced into a two-goal lead in Glasgow before the hour mark and impressed in doing so. Now, a few months on and four games later, the plan is to continue their undefeated Nations League form into qualifying for the European Championships. That plan of action will be the same for Steve Clarke’s Scotland, although the 3-0 Ireland defeat sandwiched between two victories against Armenia is undoubtedly one to forget.

Celtic’s recent Champions League meeting with Shakhtar is another subplot to Thursday’s clash. There will be some who featured at Poland’s neutral venue last week that will pull on their country’s colours – two potentials being the increasingly-impressive Mykhailo Mudryk and Greg Taylor, who is in contention to deputise for the injured Andrew Robertson, alongside a fit again Kieren Tierney.

Scotland vs Ukraine Stats & Facts

  • Ukraine’s World Cup-denying defeat to Wales was their first loss since England’s 0-4 nearly one year earlier.
  • Steve Clarke’s points per90 figure as Scotland boss is the second-best he has mustered in his managerial career, behind 1.79 as Kilmarnock gaffer.
  • Jacob Brown, Grant Hanley and Jon McLaughlin all withdrew from the Scotland squad over the weekend due to injury.
  • From the six Nations League matches both have been involved in, Scotland and Ukraine have received 11 bookings, failing to avoid a card in 6/6.

Scotland vs Ukraine Bet Builder

We were treated to an open fixture last time out, with chances afforded at either end. The 1-3 scoreline is one thing, as is the 14-15 attempts at goal and the 12 shots on target back in June. One would assume the match on Wednesday takes a similar route with the pressure of a World Cup place no longer forming an imposing presence on the shoulders of either side.

The 2.00 price for both teams to score is not only generous, but it provides a sizable starting point for any potential bet builder. Scotland will be out for revenge here with the prospect of their match-going supporters facing a miserable Qatari World Cup from their armchairs. In the aforementioned Mudryk, Ukraine boasts a superstar in the making – an asset that will need close attention if the Shakhtar Donetsk man is to be kept quiet.

The additional needle on show here will likely encourage the 90 minutes to be anything but a drab affair. Punters should be reassured that either eleven will be seeking to stamp their imprint on proceedings, despite the evens price offered for them both to do so.

Speaking of needle and fresh off a seven-card thriller in Milan, Maurizio Mariani will be the man in the middle on officiating duties. Alongside goals will be a bookings angle to cap off the bet builder. Both teams to receive a card has landed in 5/6 of his fixtures this year, attributing to a 4.16 cards per90 average. Last term, in 2021/22, the cards per90 average ramped up to 4.70 from 27 matches. In all competitions, Mariani brandished a card to either side in 22/27 outings with the whistle.

  • Both Teams To Score
  • Both Teams To Receive A Card

Bet Builder odds: 2.50

Odds via bet365 as at 10:00 September 21st, 2022. Odds may now differ.

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