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Ukraine take on North Macedonia with Arena Nationala as the stage. It is one of 12 matches in round 2 of the group stages at the Euro 2020 and takes place this coming Thursday. Ukraine enter the Euro 2020 as number 24 in the FIFA world ranking, thus signifying the gap between these teams as North Macedonia come here with a ranking of number 62.
Prior to their first outing at Euro 2020, Ukraine were expected by the bookmakers to at least challenge for 1st place in their group. Judging by the odds with the bookmakers, they could both be on their way home early or they could cause an upset.
Before heading into their first match, North Macedonia ranked as hefty favorites with the bookmakers to finish bottom of the group. They do come with all the enthusiasm of a debutant, though, with absolutely nothing to lose. Failing to book their place directly through the group stages, North Macedonia sealed a place at the Euro’s the hard way through play-offs. As such, they entered the Euro 2020 as heavy outsiders even for a place in the next round.
Ukraine vs North Macedonia stats and analysis
North Macedonia head into their second match of the Euro 2020 campaign hoping to keep their impressive defensive stats from their last 10 internationals going. North Macedonia averaged just about adequate 1.9 goals per game, with a total of 19 goals scored. In contrast, they only allowed 11 against for an average of 1.1 per game. Rather amazingly, they only kept their opponents from scoring in 3 of the matches.
Stats and facts for Ukraine and Macedonia.
Fun stats Ukraine
- Ukraine unbeaten the last 8 matches in a row;
- Ukraine has won the last 4 matches in a row at home;
- Ukraine has won in the last 6 of 7 matches;
- Ukraine has won in the last 4 of 5 matches at home.
Fun stats North Macedonia
- Macedonia scored in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Macedonia conceded in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Macedonia’s last 4 of 6 matches.
Form Ukraine vs North Macedonia
Ukraine in nice flow.
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Ukraine, who have performed more or less according to expectations. In their 3 latest outings, Ukraine ended with a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland, produced a 4-0 win against Cyprus, and suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Netherlands.
North Macedonia hope to boost points tally.
It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for North Macedonia with performances showing little sign of stability. In their 3 latest internationals, North Macedonia drew 1-1 with Slovenia and claimed a 4-0 win over Kazakhstan. Their latest game produced a 3-1 loss to Austria.
Ukraine v North Macedonia Fixture History
When these two nations last faced off against each other, Ukraine ended up taking all 3 points in a 0-2 victory.
Ukraine go into their upcoming match against Macedonia with a 2-1-1 record in recent meetings in the European Championship.
Man of the Moment
Andriy Yarmolenko has certainly delivered the goods for Ukraine in recent matches. Both he and his fellow countrymen hope he can add to the 3 goals he has managed in the previous 2 internationals. Managing 2 goals in his previous 6 internationals for North Macedonia makes Aleksandar Trajkovski a threat to any defense right now.