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Ukraine will be playing to keep its World Cup dream alive, as it faces a formidable Wales team at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday
Despite the tumultuous times their nation is facing, the Ukrainian National team has played some exceptional football to advance into the finals of Path A. They finished second in Group D, behind France, and advanced to the playoffs, but were ranked 10th by the virtue of scoring the least points among the runner-up teams, and were thus unseeded.
It was drawn to face Scotland in the semifinals. They put up a stellar performance at the Hampden Park, leading the Scots 1-0 at halftime, thanks to a goal by Yarmolenko in the 33rd minute. Yaremchuk extended the lead to 2-0 immediately after the second half started. McGregor gave the hosts a glimmer of hope by scoring in the 79th minute, but a late goal by Dovbyk late in the stoppage time extinguished all hopes of a comeback, and Ukraine sailed through to keep the chances of qualifying for the showpiece event for the first time since 2006, alive.
Wales finished 2nd in Group E and faced Austria in a closely fought semifinals back in March. With goals on either side of the half-time, captain Gareth Bale scored a brace for the host team, and a goal by Sabitzer for the visitors wasn’t enough to stop Wales from advancing into the Path A finals.
If Wales does manage to beat Ukraine in the finals, it will be their first FIFA World Cup appearance since 1958. However, they did lose their latest international game against Poland in the Nations League. The visitors squandered away a 1-0 lead by conceding 2 quick goals in the second half, and that loss would have dented its confidence to a certain extent.
Coach Robert Page admitted that they were not playing at full strength, as the fitness of players was paramount for the upcoming finals against Ukraine. Despite Wales playing with home advantage, most football betting sites are predicting a pretty close contest between the two teams.
Match prediction and football betting tips for Wales vs Ukraine, FIFA World Cup European Qualifiers 2021-22. The match is going to be played at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, on 5th June 2022.
With both the teams vying to play their first finals in a long time, this should be an interesting game to watch. While Wales will be enjoying the home support, the turmoil back home for Ukraine means they will have overwhelming support from the audience across the globe.
Both the teams have relatively fit squads to choose from, and most of the top players from both teams will be available for selection.
With both the teams relying heavily on their attacking strengths for winning, this should be a closely fought match, but we believe that the visitors hold the slimmest of advantages here.
Bet on a Ukraine win.
In each of the last 3 head to head matches, including the international friendly, the total scores have been less than 2.5. 6 of the 9 matches that Ukraine has played in the qualifying stage thus far have seen fewer than 2.5 goals, while 4 of the 9 such games played by Wales too have produced a similar outcome.
We think another such game is likely and are going to bet on it.
While most of his season at Real Madrid was marred by injuries, the Welsh striker will be rearing to make an impact at the international level and has made his intentions clear by scoring a brace in the semifinals. We can definitely see him strike at least once in one of the most important matches of his international career.
A risky bet by nature but one that is worth it thanks to the odds being offered.