Slovakia vs Ukraine UEFA Nations League
Slovakia wants to win its first victory while Ukraine is assured of first place.
State of form
Last of this pool, the Slovaks badly started their League of Nations campaign with a defeat in Kiev against Ukraine (1-0). Usually successful at home, the Slovaks were also surprised by the Czech neighbor (2-1). In the last six meetings, Slovakia have won only one, and this against Denmark who sent a team of amateurs following a problem between the Federation and the players. The last significant victory of the Slovaks in official competition dates back to September 2017 against Slovenia. In addition, coach Jan Kozak, disappointed with the behavior of his players after the defeat against Czech rivals resigned and Pavel Hapal succeeded him.
For its part, Ukraine is already qualified after three games. Winners in the Czech Republic (2-1), the Ukrainians then dominated home Slovakia (1-0) and the Czechs again (1-0) to chain three wins and 9 points on the clock. Unqualified for the World Cup, Ukraine relies on the pool of Dynamo and Shakhtar to build this selection.
Headcount for Slovakia vs Ukraine
New coach Pavel Hapal relies on the same group and did not punish the players who had been celebrating after the loss to the Czech Republic. The frames are there and we find Skrtel (Liverpool), Skriniar (Inter) and Hamsik (Naples), and even the defender Huboçan little used in Marseille.
Andrey Shevchenko is deprived of an important element, Andryi Yarmolenko who has been injured for many months with West Ham. The former attacker of AC Milan relies on Konoplyanka (Schalke), Stepanenko, Pyatov (Shakhtar) and the promising Zinchenko, Tsygantov and Shaparenko.
In the first leg, Ukraine won at home (1-0) against Slovakia.
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Faced with a Slovak team in reconstruction, Ukraine has the assets to bring back at least one draw and remain undefeated in the League of Nations. Ukraine Win or Draw
Prediction Today: Draw or Ukraine