Ukraine vs Portugal Predictions

Ukraine vs Portugal

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Ukraine v Portugal Betting Tips

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CRISTIANO RONALDO TO SCORE ANYTIME @ 19/20

Ukraine v Portugal Bet Tip 2

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UKRAINE TO WIN OR DRAW @ 4/6

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One of Monday evening's most intriguing games comes in Kyiv as Ukraine host Portugal, with both sides high-flying in qualifying Group B. The hosts, now managed by former legendary striker Andriy Shevchenko, have won their last five competitive fixtures, having started their qualifying campaign on a good footing by taking a point away in Portugal. They'll face the reigning Euro champions with lots of confidence and a win in the Ukrainian capital would represent a giant leap to next summer's tournament.

But it will be a tough game against a Portugal side that aren't in too shabby form themselves; they're on a five-match winning streak in all competitions, with three victories in qualifiers since they won the semi-finals and the final of the Nations League on home soil in the summer.

Ukraine Team News

Ukraine are looking to make their third-straight Euros next summer, having never made it to one before 2012 (which they hosted), successfully navigating the qualifying rounds for the first time for the newly-expanded Euro 2016, a tournament they exited with three defeats and no goals scored from the group stage.

But things have looked on the up ever since Shevchenko took over, whose stock as a coach has even seen him linked with the dugout for his former club, Italian giants AC Milan. Ukraine narrowly missed out on the 2018 World Cup, missing out to Iceland and eventual runners-up Croatia. Things have got even better during the latest qualification cycle, with 16 points taken from a possible 18 in another tough group featuring Portugal (who they drew 0-0 with away) and Serbia (who they sensationally beat 5-0 at home).

Their record on home soil is generally strong, with a 100% record in this group and a solid record from the World Cup. Expect Shevchenko to go with the same XI that professionally dispatched Lithuania 2-0 in Kharkiv on Friday, with West Ham's Andriy Yarmolenko and Manchester City's Oleksandr Zinchenko featuring in midfield and converted Brazilian duo Marlos and Junior Moraes offering more going forward.

Portugal Team News

All eyes are on the usual suspect for Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo could score a milestone 700th career goal here - he's one away after chipping the goalkeeper in Friday night's 3-0 win over Luxembourg. The Juventus forward has ten goals in his last ten games for club and country, including four in Portugal's 5-1 win over Lithuania last month.

Portugal are the reigning champions of the European Championships, after all, and there's quite a generation of talent emerging since that 2016 triumph, with the latest crop of stars lifting the Nations League trophy in the summer. Manchester City's Bernardo Silva and Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix are just two names that have emerged since 2016, and both will likely feature once again here. Further back, it's the usual suspects, still - former Real Madrid centre-half Pepe, 36, and former Southampton defender, Jose Fonte, 35, could both feature.

It's not been entirely plain sailing for Portugal so far, and they were unable to beat Ukraine on home soil back in the reverse fixture, being frustrated in a goalless draw. They're currently five points behind Shevchenko's high-flying Ukrainians, but they do have a game in hand and have won their last three games - should they lose here though, the top spot could well slip away while second-place could even come under threat from Serbia.

Is Ukraine v Portugal on TV?

Yes, the Ukraine v Portugal match is being televised in the UK. It's being shown on Sky Sports Premier League and it's a 19:45 kick-off on Monday October 14th.

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