June 1 sees the long-awaited Scotland v Ukraine encounter, with the match forecast published on our website. The teams will play in the World Cup play-offs. Full statistics and current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet download.
The Scots have been waiting for their opponent
The Scottish team played well in their qualifying campaign, although they failed to challenge Denmark for first place. The team have long been waiting for a clash with the Ukrainians, but for well-known reasons the game was postponed. Now they must pull themselves together and show their best game, as the opponent is very dangerous. Seven of the players, who could help the team, will not appear due to injury.
Ukrainians will play with great desire
Ukraine have long been a force to be reckoned with, as the team is able to outplay any level of opposition. The selection proved to be very tough, as the French did not manage to keep up with the first team, although they had two draws against the reigning world champions. In a difficult struggle, the Ukrainians managed to beat Finland, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina. Because of the war in Ukraine, many players were left without match practice; of course, the team had a number of friendlies, but it is very difficult to determine their level of readiness. For the Ukrainians it is not just a question of reaching the World Cup, for each player there is much more at stake, given the situation in the country.
The teams have only played each other once before, during their qualifying for UEFA EURO 2008, before scoring a 2-0 home win against Ukraine and a 3-1 revenge win against Scotland.
An exciting head-to-head battle is expected, with a slight advantage for the Scots. With the support of their fans, the Brits will try to give their best and the Ukrainians have nothing to lose either. It must be remembered that the winner of this pairing will face Wales in the play-off final. A good bet here is on an exchange of goals.