Match: Ukraine vs. Wales Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Monday, March 28, 2016
Start time: 19:00 GMT
Ukraine hosts Wales at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev in the second friendlies games for both teams before the start of Euro 2016. Guests will arrive in the Ukrainian capital without its biggest star Gareth Bale and it remains to be seen whether they are able to hinder of Mykhaylo Fomenko’s team
Ukraine began preparing for the European Championship finals with a successful 1:0 against Cyprus. The team will start its participation in the finals in France against world champion Germany and should be on top of their game when they face “Die Mannschaft” in June. Mikhail Fomenko team played very strong at home and they will strive to keep their third consecutive clean sheet at home to Wales.
Yevhen Konoplyanka remains infirmary while Roman Zozulya returned to the composition against Cyprus will probably keep its place in the forefront as a partner Andriy Yarmolenko. Evgeni Seleznyov also is injured and will not participate in the meeting.
Wales failed to impress against Northern Ireland in their first friendly match on Thursday, but thanks to a late goal from a penalty Simon Church came to a draw 1:1 stadium in Cardiff. Both stars of the team Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey missed the match and the duo left out of the squad for the match against Ukraine, so I would not be surprised if “The Dragons” are experiencing great difficulties in the clash on Monday. The team of Chris Coleman conceded only one defeat in the last five games away from home, but they face a daunting task against a strong and well-organized team.
In addition Bale and Ramsey, another battle will miss James Collins and Andy King. Ben Davis should recover in time to fall into the composition against Ukraine.
The team of Mykhaylo Fomenko showed in European qualification that is well balanced and well organized. Ukrainian tactician does not have many players of the highest class, but Zuzulya and Yarmolenko will surely pose a serious threat to the defense. Wales will be without key players like Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale, which makes me think that Ukraine will be a win.