Ukraine vs Bosnia & HerzegovinaWorld Cup, KO: 19:45 Oct 12, 2021, Arena L'viv
Ukraine go in search of their second victory in Group D of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers as they host Bosnia & Herzegovina at Arena L'viv. They will take confidence from their win over Finland last time out and should edge past Bosnia who have a poor record away from home.
Ukraine finally ended their winless run in the qualifiers with a 2-1 win over Finland in their previous fixture. They went into the break in the lead thanks to goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk and held on for the win.
Despite only just claiming their first win in the qualifiers, Ukraine are unbeaten in Group D. They are second on the table, four points behind leaders France and will be keen to pick up a win at home.
A major problem for manager Oleksander Petrakov throughout the qualifiers appears to be his team’s defending. The Ukrainians have a knack for throwing away the lead and are without a clean sheet in all six of their matches.
Bosnia & Herzegovina were also victorious in their previous qualifying fixture as they triumphed 2-0 against Kazakhstan. A goal in each half from Smail Prevljak was enough to earn them the win and keep alive their hopes of at least making the playoffs.
Ivaylo Petev's men continue to pile the pressure on Ukraine and sit two points behind Tuesday’s hosts. They have also claimed just one win in the qualifiers but unlike their rivals suffered a 1-0 defeat to France earlier in the campaign.
Bosnia have also struggled on their travels lately, claiming just one win from their last seven away matches across all competitions.
How the bookies view it
Ukraine have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 7/10 by Unibet to claim the win. A victory for Bosnia is valued at 7/2 with Paddy Power while a draw is set at odds of 11/4 with betway.
Head to head
This will be the first ever meeting between Ukraine and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Players to watch
Winger Andriy Yarmolenko and striker Roman Yaremchuk have struck up a great understanding for Ukraine and were on target last time out against Finland. Yaremchuk is priced at 7/5 to score anytime by Paddy Power, who are also offering 6/4 on Yarmolenko in the same market.
Striker Edin Dzeko remains the biggest attacking threat for Bosnia and is priced at 11/4 by Paddy Power to score anytime. Smail Prevljak could also be worth keeping an eye on at 3/1 with the same firm following his brace last time out.
Anything else catch the eye?
Ukraine have seen BTTS in all six of their qualifying matches and a repeat could be on the cards at 10/11 with Unibet. There were over 2.5 goals in their last fixture and betway is offering evens for a similar outcome.
Ukraine can also be backed to earn a win and over 2.5 goals at 7/4 with betway.
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