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Scotland welcome Ukraine to Hampden Park in a crunch clash as equally groups seem to safe a Perform-Off Ultimate spot in the race to qualify for 2022 FIFA Earth Cup.
The winner of this tie will progress to the Route A Perform-Off Remaining and pay a visit to Wales on Sunday 5 June to identify the final European location at the 2022 FIFA Earth Cup.
Rangers’ Ryan Jack is dominated out for Scotland right after he suffered a calf damage which forced him to withdraw from the squad, with manager – Steve Clarke calling up Luton’s Allan Campbell to swap Jack.
Clarke if not has no fresh new personal injury worries to report.
Ukraine have no new damage concerns to report with shortly-to-be ex West Ham participant – Andriy Yarmolenko named in the squad, alongside Everton’s Vitaliy Mykolenko and Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko amongst others.
- Scotland have received just just one of two past meetings towards Ukraine in all competitions (W1, L1).
- Ukraine dropped their only former absent match in opposition to Scotland – which observed them get rid of 3-1 in October 2007 during Qualifying for Euro 2008.
- Scotland are nonetheless to maintain a thoroughly clean sheet versus Ukraine in all competitions.
- Steve Clarke’s Tartan Army have scored in each of their previous five property matches in all competitions (W3, D1, L1).
- Ukraine have scored in every single of their very last 7 worldwide fixtures in all competitions, amidst holding just one cleanse sheet during that operate (W2, D5).
Having avoided defeat in their very last 8 matches in all competitions, Scotland come into this match in great type primarily soon after searching amazingly confident in their attack versus Austria past time out, nevertheless they still managed to reduce defensive aim from 2- up and conceded two times late on.
Ukraine in the meantime are a dangerous assault-minded workforce but aren’t as reliable defensively with just one thoroughly clean sheet given that the start of Euro 2020, which will be a worry primarily provided that they lately confronted European club competitiveness so this international fixture will be an additional amount.
Insert in the emotions of this match marking their to start with global fixture due to the fact Russia’s invasion in late February, Ukraine definitely are in for a difficult night due to the fact they have to emphasis on enjoying the activity only and not the celebration.
Scotland however are in similarly powerful form so I am anticipating a rough contest simply because the Tartan Military will have an electrical home group atmosphere, which could nicely be the change if their defence is also at their ideal and really do not drop emphasis.
Prediction: Scotland 2-1 Ukraine