Ukraine vs North Macedonia Euro LIVE Football Score 17 June 2021
Ukraine vs North Macedonia. European Championships Group C.
Ukraine and North Macedonia face-off in a crucial Euro 2020 Group C clash at the Arena National in Bucharest on Thursday afternoon.
Both teams lost their opening match at the weekend, each conceding three times in defeat, and three points for either nation will be pivotal in their quest to qualify for the last-16.
Ukraine vs North Macedonia Latest Odds
Ukraine came back from two goals down against the Netherlands on Sunday before conceding a late winner but are Betfair Sportsbook’s 4/6 (1.66) to get on track with a victory here.
Tournament rank outsiders North Macedonia went down 3-1 to Austria and are 5/1 (6.0) to record a stunning victory in Romania.
A draw would leave both nations on the cusp of elimination from Euro 2020 and that is priced at 13/5 (3.60) with the sportsbook.
Ukraine vs North Macedonia Team News
Both teams played positively in their respective opening game and so there are unlikely to be many changes by either manager for this fixture.
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Despite conceding a late goal to come away from their opening fixture with nothing, Ukraine should take plenty of heart from the resilience they showed to rally from 2-0 down.
The two goals scored by Andriy Shevchenko’s side made it 11 in their last seven fixtures, netting against France as well as the Netherlands in that time, although their only clean sheets during those fixtures have come against Cyprus and Northern Ireland.
North Macedonia, too, should be confident in their abilities in the final third, with the goal against Austria making it 15 of their most recent 16 games in which they have scored.
Ukraine vs North Macedonia Tips and Predictions
These nations have enjoyed plenty of success in front of goal recently and Betfair Sportsbook’s price of 9/10 (1.90) on both teams to score offers strong value for this pivotal Group C match.
The selection would have landed in five of Ukraine’s last seven matches and in 10 of North Macedonia’s most recent 14.
Ukraine to get off the mark in Bucharest
Ukraine showed plenty of battling spirit to come back from two goals down to level their opening group match with the Netherlands – only for Denzel Dumfries to break their hearts with a late winner.
The goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Yaremchuk in that contest in Amsterdam also underlined the quality in Andriy Shevchenko’s squad, although that was arguably not in doubt considering they went unbeaten during qualifying for the finals, topping a group that also included defending champions Portugal.
Shevchenko’s side were also unbeaten in four games heading into the tournament – although as Sunday’s group opener suggested, keeping clean sheets has been an issue, as they have conceded in 13 of their last 16 internationals.
North Macedonia were perhaps unfortunate to lose their group opener against Austria in Bucharest, as they had been on course to secure a 1-1 draw before late strikes from Michael Gregoritsch and Marko Arnautovic cost them dear.
Manager Igor Angelovski has seen his side score in 15 of their last 16 matches, a run that dates back to October 2019, but getting on the scoresheet may be the best they can hope for on Thursday.