Ace Football previews the international friendly match between Ukraine and Cyprus and offers betting tips, odds, and stats.
Ukraine take on Cyprus for one last friendly at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv before the European Championship begins.
The Yellow and Blue paddling along.
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Ukraine recently as things have gone as expected, whether positive or negative. In their last 3 matches, Andriy Shevchenko’s side split the points in a 1-1 draw against Kazakhstan, followed by a 1-1 draw with Bahrain. Their most recent match brought a 1-0 win against Northern Ireland.
Despite winning only 1 of their last 8 games at home, Ukraine will look to build on last week’s home victory over Northern Ireland.
Visitors keep target in sight.
Things can hardly get any worse for Cyprus who enter the match on the back of a handful defeats. In their last 3 matches, Nikos Kostenoglou’s men suffered a 1-0 away defeat against Croatia, followed by a 1-0 win against Slovenia. Their most recent match brought a 1-0 defeat against Hungary.
With 4 defeats in each of their last 4 matches since November on the road, Cyprus need to raise their level to challenge Ukraine on Monday.
Ukraine vs Cyprus H2H
Ukraine grabbed a slender 1-0 win over Cyprus last time out in a friendly in March 2016. It was the Yellow and Blue’s first triumph in this fixture, having settled for a draw in the previous two meetings.
Stats and facts for Ukraine and Cyprus.
Facts are calculated for Friendlies
- Ukraine unbeaten in the last 6 of 7 matches at home;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Ukraine’s last 6 of 8 matches;
- Ukraine scored in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Ukraine scored in the last 7 matches in a row at home.
- Cyprus has lost the last 4 matches in a row;
- Cyprus did not win in the last 7 matches in a row;
- Cyprus did not win in the last 16 of 18 matches in a row when playing away.
The bookmakers are offering the following odds for this match: A home win pays out at 1.37, the best prize for a draw is 5.25, while an away win for Cyprus returns you odds 9.50.