Big odds football prediction for Ireland – Ukraine
We are heading to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin where Republic of Ireland will host Ukraine in a match from the Nations League. Let’s go with the preview in our big odds football prediction site.
The Irish side will look for first points in the group. Stephen Kenny’s team caused a huge upset to the fans just few days before when they lost against Armenia in Yerevan. Ireland were favorites to take the win, but at the end they suffered a 0-1 loss against the underdogs in this group.
The manager Stephen Kenny was very disappointed with his team’s performance so we can expect some changes to be made. Wigan Athletic’s William Keane and Swansea’s Michael Obafemi are two of the players who could find themselves in the starting eleven on Wednesday. The Irish team needs some inspiration in attack so these two players could be the answer.
For Ukraine this is going to be a first match in the Nations League for the new season. They came very close to qualifying for the World Cup, but on Sunday lost the decisive game against Wales. Now they have to shift their focus to the Nations League and start the campaign in the best possible way.
It’s not a secret how difficult this moment is for Ukraine. The country is going through it’s most difficult time as it was invaded by Russia few months ago. The players now realise the responsibility they have – to bring some joy to their people in such a horrific time. They almost did it on Sunday, but Andriy Yarmolenko’s own goal killed their dreams of reaching the World Cup in Qatar.
That’s what our big odds football prediction site can tell you about the Nations League game between Republic of Ireland and Ukraine in Dublin. The visiting team has a lot of reasons to fight here, but the Irish side will try to hold its ground. It’s going to be a good match.