Ukraine and the Republic of Ireland face off in the UEFA Nations League 2022-23 at the King's stadium in Łódź, Poland on Wednesday, June 15. The match will kick off at 12:15 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
There might be a small shuffle in the Ukraine playing XI, with the return of Vitaliy Mylolenko to the left-back role, allowing Oleksandr Zinchenko to play in the midfield. Andriy Yarmolenko could earn his first start of the Nations League campaign at the expense of Viktor Tsygankov.
With Shane Duffy suspended and Michael Obafemi sitting out with a groin injury, Stephen Kenny could make a number of changes by recalling Dara O'Shea, Jeff Hendrick and Callum Robinson to the Ireland starting XI.
Ukraine vs Republic of Ireland odds for UEFA Nations League 2022-23
Republic of Ireland: 4.50
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Ukraine vs Republic of Ireland recent form
Ukraine enter the upcoming fixture as the in-form team, with four wins and a defeat in their last five games. Furthermore, they sit on top of Group 1 in League B with six points from two games.
Oleksandr Petrakov’s men are coming off a 3-0 victory over Armenia, with Ruslan Malinovsky, Alexander Karavaev and Vitalii Mykolenko finding the back of the net.
Republic of Ireland, on the other hand, secured their first win of the campaign with a 3-0 success at home against Scotland. Goals from Alan Browne, Troy Parrott and Michael Obafemi propelled Stephen Kenny’s team to a much-needed win and ended a run of successive losses in the campaign.
Ukraine: W, W, L, W, W
Republic of Ireland: W, L, L, W, D
Ukraine vs Republic of Ireland head-to-head
Ukraine and the Republic of Ireland have played just one head-to-head match in international football, with the meeting coming in the ongoing UEFA Nations League 2022-23.
In the reverse fixture, a 49th-minute strike from Viktor Tsygankov salvaged a 1-0 win for Ukraine.
Republic of Ireland: 0
Republic of Ireland 0-1 Ukraine
Ukraine vs Republic of Ireland prediction and football betting tips for UEFA Nations League 2022-23
Ukraine are the outright favourites to beat Ireland this Wednesday.
Besides the depth in their attacking options, Ukraine are among the few teams across all leagues in the Nations League who are yet concede a goal.
Ireland, meanwhile, boast of some talented players and they could put on a bold fight. However, the result might not end up in their favour.
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