A crunch Euro 2020 Group C match at Arena Nationala pits current runners-up Ukraine against third-placed Austria in a decisive showdown. Who will go through? Read here our Ukraine vs Austria betting preview with predictions, expert tips, line-ups, team news, how to watch the game, odds and exclusive betting offers!
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How to watch Ukraine v Austria
The match is scheduled for a 5pm BST kick-off on Monday, June 21, 2021. Ukraine vs Austria will be held at the National Arena in Bucharest, Romania.
The game will be televised live on ITV4 for free. UK fans will also be able to watch the action unfold online via the ITV Hub.
Ukraine vs Austria Betting PreviewBoth Ukraine and Austria head into the meeting level on three points after both beating North Macedonia and losing at the hands of Netherlands in their opening two matches. A draw would guarantee Ukraine's progression to the last 16 in second place since they have scored one more goal than the Austrians.
Ukraine lost their opening match to Netherlands 3-2, after recovering a 2 goal disadvantage. Andryi Shevchenko's men bounced back with a 2-1 win against North Macedonia on Thursday. They missed plenty of chances to win by a more comfortable margin than 2-1, missing also a penalty with Ruslan Malinovskyi.
Austria opened their Euro 2020 campaign with a 3-1 victory over North Macedonia but they have been beaten 2-0 by Netherlands on Thursday. Playing for a draw would be a more risky strategy for Austria, meaning they would be hoping to be one of the four best third-placed teams in order to progress to the knockout stage. Das Team have struggled in the front third at Euro 2020 so far, mustering up just seven attempts on target in their two group stage matches.
Ukraine and Austria have faced each other twice previously, both teams recording a win each in friendlies. The two previous games between these two teams produced eight goals, an average of four per match.
Best OddsThe draw has the lowest odds: 21/20 with Betfred. Betsafe offer 53/20 for Ukraine to win while a victory for Austria is backable at 31/10 with VBet.
Probable Line-UpsUkraine (4-3-3): Bushchan; Karavayev, Zabarnyi, Matviyenko, Mykolenko; Shaparenko, Stepanenko, Zinchenko; Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk, Malinovskiy
Ukraine will still be without the service of their winger Oleksandr Zubkov. Attacking duo Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk have been impressive so far and they will supported by Ruslan Malinovskiy up front. Man City's Oleksandr Zinchenko will start in midfield, alongside Taras Stepanenko and Mykola Shaparenko. At the back, Illia Zabarnyi will partner Mykola Matvienko as central defender.
Austria (3-5-2): Bachmann; Dragovic, Alaba, Hinteregger; Lainer, Laimer, Schlager, Sabitzer, Ulmer; Kalajdzic, Arnautovic
Austrian manager Franco Foda will welbome Marko Arnautovic back to the fold after the former West Ham striker served his one-match ban against Netherlands. Sasa Kalajdzic could also be restored alongside him after Christoph Baumgartner and Michael Gregoritsch failed to impress against the Oranje last time out. David Alaba is expected to be moved out of the centre of defence to get him involved in the game more. Valentino Lazaro missed the last training sessions with a thigh problem and shouldn't be available.
Ukraine v Austria Predictions
Both teams insist they will be playing to win in Bucharest although a draw here is likely to be enough to send both teams through to the last 16 on four points. Despite official statements, a draw is on the card. The 1-1 scoreline is our pick in the Correct Score market.
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