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Slovakia vs Ukraine Predictions, Tips & Odds: A crucial showdown for second?

Slovakia and Ukraine go head-to-head when they contest a matchday two fixture at Euro 2024.

Slovakia vs Ukraine Euro 2024 Prediction:

Slovakia vs Ukraine Latest Prediction

Euro 2024

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Squawka Betting Tip
Slovakia 1-2 Ukraine
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Slovakia will be making their third appearance at the European Championship. As part of Czechoslovakia, they famously became champions in 1976. Since gaining independence, their best finish has been reaching Round 16 in 2016. They are considered underdogs, led by Francesco Calzona, who is also coaching Napoli.

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The showdown between Slovakia and Ukraine occurs on June 21 at Merkur Spiel-Arena, Düsseldorf.

Ukraine is playing in their fourth consecutive European Championship after qualifying through the playoffs. They finished third in their qualifying group behind England and Italy but secured a spot in the playoffs thanks to their performance in the UEFA Nations League. Serhiy Rebrov’s team defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland 2-1 to earn their place in Germany.

Both teams know the best third-placed teams will advance to the knockout stages. If one team loses, they will remain optimistic, as there is still a chance to advance.

Slovakia Latest Team News

Martin Dúbravka and Milan Škriniar are expected to be part of Calzona’s starting lineup for the beginning of their Euro 2024 campaign. Stanislav Lobotka, who already works under Calzona at club level, will likely anchor Slovakia’s midfield. The interim Napoli boss favours an orthodox 4-3-3 formation and has consistently used this system since taking over. The key factor will be the selection of players to fill the roles, especially on Slovakia’s flanks and in the midfield alongside Lobotka.

Ukraine Latest Team News

Rebrov’s preferred 4-2-3-1 system strikes a balance between defence and counter-attacking. Trubin may start in goal, supported by Illya Zabarnyi and Mykola Matviyenko in defence. Vitaliy Mykolenko and Yukhym Konoplya will be the full-backs. Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ruslan Malinovskyi will control the midfield, with Heorhiy Sudakov, Mykhailo Mudryk, and Viktor Tsyhankov providing attacking support. Artem Dovbyk will lead the line.

Slovakia vs Ukraine Head-to-Head

Slovakia and Ukraine were drawn into Group E alongside Belgium and Ukraine, with the former expected to come out on top, so this fixture takes on a whole new level of importance. Slovakia, though, could be behind the eight ball when the fixture gets underway. They’ll face Belgium first, while Ukraine and Romania clash during matchday one. This will be the ninth meeting between the nations. Slovakia holds a slim 3-2 lead in their head-to-head encounters.

Slovakia vs Ukraine H2H
Date Score Ground
16/11/2018 Slovakia 4-1 Ukraine Štadión Antona Malatinskeho
09/11/2018 Ukraine 1-0 Slovakia Arena Lviv
10/11/2017 Ukraine 2-1 Slovakia Arena Lviv
08/09/2015 Slovakia 0-0 Ukraine Stadion pod Dubnom
08/09/2014 Ukraine 0-1 Slovakia NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium
10/02/2009 Slovakia 2-3 Ukraine Tsirio Stadium

How to watch Slovakia vs Ukraine Live

This showdown will be live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer and online on the BBC website.

Every Euro 2024 game will be shown live on either BBC or ITV, with the two platforms sharing the broadcast rights.