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Ukraine and Austria will decide a live match at Arena Bucharest to compete in the 1/8 round of Euro 2020.

The morale of the Ukrainian players was boosted after beating North Macedonia 2-1. In the opposite direction, Austria has just disappointed when the host Netherlands passed with a score of 2-0.

Ukraine is in high form

Force correlation

Ukraine will be without the services of winger Oleksandr Zubkov due to a thigh muscle injury from the opening match against the Netherlands. In addition to the above case, coach Shevchenko has no worries about the force.

The 44-year-old has used Shaparenko and Stepanenko in midfield against North Macedonia. The duo played well and created balance in the midfield.

The Austrian side will welcome the return of striker Marko Arnautovic after a one-match suspension expires.

Sasa Kalajdzic could return to the starting line-up as Michael Gregoritsch left no mark against the Netherlands.


Ukraine has only lost 1/8 of the last match. That was a 2-3 defeat against the Netherlands on the opening day. Overall, the Eastern European team is still in good form.

They won 3/4 of the recent encounters, so they are very confident to enter the final match of Group C.

Both teams are very determined to win tickets to the 1/8 round

In the opposite direction, Austria has only won 1/5 of the last match. From the beginning of 2021, their form is quite erratic.

Head-to-head achievements

The last encounter between Austria and Ukraine was in 2012, ending with a 3-2 victory in favor of Austria.


Just a draw is to ensure the second place in the table, Ukraine is wider than the opponent. However, both sides are likely to play cautiously because Austria does not dare to risk a full attack.

Austria is aiming for third place with a good record, so their goal is to get at least one point in the last game. Predict the two teams will split the score 1-1.

Probable teams

Ukraine: Bushchan; Karavayev, Zabarnyi, Matviyenko, Mykolenko; Shaparenko, Stepanenko, Zinchenko; Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk, Malinovskiy.

Shirt: Bachmann; Dragovic, Alaba, Hinteregger; Lainer, Laimer, Schlager, Sabitzer, Ulmer; Kalajdzic, Arnautovic.

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