Belarus v Ukraine | Betting Preview

Date: October 9, 2014
Venue: Borisov Arena, Barysaw
Kick-off Time: 2045 hours BST

The Ukraine national team will be traveling to Borisov Arena to take on hosts Ukraine in a 2016 UEFA European Championship qualifier. Both the teams are a part of Group C. they have played each other a total of five times with Ukraine having the upper hand in the head-to-head with two wins.

Form

Belarus: D-W-W-D-L

The odd are against Belarus going into this game, but having managed to draw their first game of the qualifiers they could be going into the game with some confidence. They have managed to beat Ukraine only once in their history and will be eager to change that soon.

Ukraine: L-W-W-W-L

Ukraine will be hoping to change their fortunes after having lost the first qualifier. They have the upper hand against Belarus and will be hoping to continue their form. Captain, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk will be expecting his team show strong resolve and come out on top.

Key Players

Belarus: Stanislav Dragun

He got his name on the score sheet last time around and will want to do the same. Dragun is decently cheeky and creative in midfield and can cause the Ukraine defence a headache.

Ukraine: Andriy Yarmolenko

Yarmolenko who usually starts upfront for Ukraine has been in good form for his club. He has scored twice in two games in the Europa League and he could be looking to bring that form into this game.

Betting Advice

Ukraine should pick up all three points owing to their overall squad depth and skills as compared to Belarus. Also, playing at home, could give them the required edge and they start off at 2.4 with bet365 to win this game. Less than 2.5 goals looks certain and can be backed at 1.5 with BetVictor.