Ukraine vs Germany Betting Odds and Predictions – Nations League
Will the creeping downfall of the DFB-Elf continue?
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ YES
Betting Odds: 2.3
It’s been a little more than six years since the German national soccer team became world champions in Brazil, causing collective cheers in the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2020 the reputation of the DFB coach has deteriorated dramatically.
Not only the premature end of the 2018 World Cup but also the disappointing performances in the past two years have meant that more and more fans break away from the figurehead. The most recent friendly against the Turks did not see six million TV viewers, even though hardly any viewers were allowed in Cologne. It will therefore be interesting to see how the TV ratings are between Ukraine and Germany.
In purely sporting terms, the Nations League match for Jogi Löw’s men is about finally landing their first victory on the third attempt. In September Manuel Neuer and Co. had to settle for a 1-1 draw against both Spain and Switzerland. Against Turkey, it was only enough to draw on Thursday.
Therefore, before the duel between Ukraine and Germany, we dare to predict that “the team” will have to work hard again, despite the qualitative advantages, in order to finally bag their first victory in the international match year 2020. You don’t have to be a prophet to claim that the best bookmakers overestimate the DFB-Elf in their current form.
Ukraine – Statistics & current form
Former world-class striker Andriy Shevchenko has been in charge of the Ukrainian national team since 2016. During the four years in office, the 44-year-old has undoubtedly managed to bring his home country closer to the world’s best. The Eastern Europeans are currently ranked 24th in the world. Even more important, however, is the fact that the yellow and blue have already successfully qualified for EURO 2021.
The Schowto-Blakytni achieved another notable success at the first edition of the UEFA Nations League. As the first ahead of the Czechs and the Slovaks, the Ukrainians managed to get promoted to Division A thanks to three wins in four games. There the Shevchenko team can now compete with the best national teams in Europe. A few days ago, among other things, it became clear that this is not always associated with fun and feelings of happiness.
Ukraine have conceded 11 goals in their last two games
In the friendly against the reigning world champion, Ukraine went down 7-1. At halftime, the yellow and blue were behind with 0: 4. This gossip should not be overrated, however, as Shevchenko renounced almost all of the regular players and sent a completely mixed-up troop onto the field.
The priority is clearly the match against Germany on Saturday evening and against the Spaniards on the following Wednesday. Against them, Tsygankov and colleagues also still have an account after the first leg was lost 4-0 in September. For the first time since March 2019, the Eastern Europeans did not score their own.
In view of these statistics and the quality of the offensive, we trust the underdog to score at least one goal on the weekend. Between Ukraine and Germany, a tip on a goal on both sides is therefore quite obvious.
The probable lineup of Ukraine:
Bushchan; Konoplya, Zabarnyi, Mykolenko, Mykhaylichenko; Malinovskiy, Shaparenko, Kharatin, Makarenko, Zubkov; Yarmolenko
Last matches from Ukraine:
10/07 2020 France 7 – 1 Ukraine
UEFA Nations League A Grp. 4
09/06 2020 Spain 4 – 0 Ukraine
09/03 2020 Ukraine 2 – 1 Switzerland
Euro qualification group B
11/17 2019 Serbia 2 – 2 Ukraine
11/14 2019 Ukraine 1 – 0 Estonia
Germany – Statistics & current form
The national team is currently the problem child of the Germans. Waning interest, dubious personnel decisions by the coach and poor results currently paint a gloomy picture of the DFB-Elf. Hardly anyone trusts Jogi Löw’s team in their current condition to win the European championship in the coming year.
In addition to the lack of quality in the squad, especially in the defensive area, the morale of the team and the mentality must also be critically questioned. Last Thursday, the favoured Germans lost three leaders against Turkey and finally had to be satisfied with a 3-3 draw.
Defensive instability as the biggest construction site at the DFB-Elf
In the third international match of the calendar year 2020, there was the third draw. The DFB-Elf was always in the front, but could not bring the lead over time. In the last 13 matches, in which it was against soccer dwarves, among others, the Germans only remained without conceding five times. Even against Northern Ireland, “the team” did not keep the clean slate.
The lack of concentration in their own defensive network has been running through the team for months and could again ensure that Manuel Neuer has to fish the play equipment out of its housing at least once on Saturday. If you prefer to aim for a prognosis for the outcome of the game between Ukraine and Germany, the double chance 1 / X is recommended.
The Bayern stars return
Although the Löw protected must, of course, be traded as favourites, the very one-sided distribution of the odds is surprising when you look at the betting base odds comparison. Value can definitely be found in 3.90 on a point win by the home side. In terms of personnel, the team on Saturday will no longer have anything to do with that on Thursday. The Bayern professionals alone ensure a different quality on the field.
The probable lineup of Germany:
Neuer; Rüdiger, Süle, Can; Klostermann, Kimmich, Kroos, Gosens; Havertz; Werner, Gnabry
Last matches from Germany:
10/07 2020 Germany 3 – 3 Turkey
UEFA Nations League A Grp. 4
09/06 2020 Switzerland 1 – 1 Germany
09/03 2020 Germany 1 – 1 Spain
Euro qualification group C
11/19 2019 Germany 6 – 1 Northern Ireland
11/16 2019 Germany 4 – 0 Belarus
Ukraine vs Germany – Direct comparison / H2H balance
The two selection teams have faced each other a total of six times. Ukraine is still waiting for its first victory. There are three wins for the DFB-Elf, another three games ended in a draw.
The last time they met was in the group stage of EURO 2016. At that time, the Germans had the upper hand 2-0. The only friendly match to date ended at 3: 3 in 2011 – will you see a lot of goals again on Saturday in Kyiv?
Ukraine vs Germany betting odds in comparison
Betting Prediction: Ukraine
Betting Odds: 17
Betting Prediction: Draw
Betting Odds: 6
Betting Prediction: Germany
Betting Odds: 1.18
Ukraine vs Germany Betting Odds and Predictions
On the third day of the Nations League Group A4 there will be a clash between Ukraine and Germany. Looking at the betting odds, one could think that the German national team is in great shape and should land a sovereign victory. We are currently a long way from that.
The DFB loses more charisma from game to game and recently disappointed across the board. Even if there was a B-Elf on the field against Turkey, they were again unable to defend a lead. The Löw team gave the lead three times and finally parted with the Turks, who were also not in the best line-up, with 3: 3.
Key facts – Ukraine vs Germany tips
Ukraine lost 7-1 to Ukraine on Thursday
Germany only played zero once in the last five matches
The DFB-Elf has never lost against the yellow-blue team in six attempts
In addition to the gamble of guided tours, it is above all the defensive, which seems anything but stable, that is currently causing worry lines on many German foreheads. Only in one of the last five international matches did “the team” fail to concede. We, therefore, think it is quite possible that the very talented Ukrainian offensive will cheer at least once.