EURO 2016 Preview: Ukraine vs. FYR Macedonia

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Updated: October 8, 2014
Ukraine

Match Date: 12 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadium Arena Lviv

 

Both Ukraine and Macedonia are eager to seek redemption from their frustrating loss during the first leg of the qualifying matches. Ukraine had a narrow defeat against Slovakia, whilst Macedonia had to endure the Spanish wrath when the defending champion subjected them to a severe thrashing.

 

The contenders

Ukraine

The Yellow Blues’ first taste of defeat transpired when Robert Mak converted a pass from the prolific Marek Hamsik. But no matter how disappointing the loss was, the squad can still use it to inspire them in snatching a victory against Macedonia. As one of the hosts of the previous European Championship, Ukraine should have been more familiar to the challenges of the said competition.

 

FYR Macedonia

Macedonia’s competitive advantage in the tournament entered the limelight when Spain thrashed them with 5 massive goals. It was far from the result that they were expecting, yet, at the very least, they were still able to respond with a goal.

 

Unfortunately, the said loss have lessened their possibilities of qualifying into the next round.

 

Possible head turners

Evidently, Ukraine stands as the match’s online betting favorite. Under this circumstance, Macedonia should keep its tabs on Andriy Yarmolenko and Oleh Husyev, The two have been Ukraine’s reliable source of the much needed goals. They have been dominating the list of Ukraine’s scoring machines and unless, contained, Macedonia is in danger of being thrashed again.

 

Prediction

Ukraine 3-1 FYR Macedonia

 

 

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