Ireland play Ukraine in Round 2 of the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League group stage matches.
The match will start at 6:45 p.m. G.M.T on Wednesday, 8 June 2022. The match venue is Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Ireland vs Ukraine (June 8) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.
Ireland vs Ukraine latest odds on betting sites
Ireland to win odds are priced at 2.46 (+146 American; 73/50 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.07 (+207; 207/100), while Ukraine to win odds are priced at 3.18 (-275; 109/50).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Ireland — 15%, draw — 22%, Ukraine — 63%.
Latest betting odds on Ireland vs Ukraine (8 June 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.50 (+150; 3/2)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
- Asian handicap (+1.0, +1.5) on Ireland — 1.81 (-104; 25/26)
- Asian handicap (-1.0, -1.5) on Ukraine — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.53 (-188; 53/100)
Ireland vs Ukraine match preview and statistics
Ireland suffered a 0-1 defeat to Armenia in their last Nations League game. Eduard Spertsyan scored the only goal of the game in the 74th minute with a nice finish into the bottom left corner.
Ireland had 68% ball possession and 504 passes completed. They had an expected goal of 0.73 compared to Armenia’s expected goal of 0.54. Ireland created one big chance. They had 14 shots with nine being on target.
Ireland are bottom of the table with zero points. Ireland have scored zero goals while conceding one goal with a goal difference of -1.
Ireland team news: All players are fit and available for the game.
Ukraine failed to qualify for the World Cup after suffering a 0-1 defeat to Wales in their last game. The only goal of the game was from Andriy Yarmolenko as he put the ball into his net in the 65th minute.
Ukraine were dominant with 68% of the ball and completed 489 passes. Ukraine had an expected goal of 2.21 while creating three big chances. Ukraine had 22 shots with nine being on target.
This is Ukraine's first game in the Nations League.
Netherlands team news: All players are fit and available.
Ireland vs Ukraine H2H
Ukraine have won three of the last six matches between both sides.
Ireland vs Ukraine lineups and key players
Ireland projected starting lineup:
- Caoimhin Kelleher
- Andrew Omobamidele
- Shane Duffy
- John Egan
- Matt Doherty
- Jeff Hendrick
- Conor Hourihane
- Enda Stevens
- Chiedozie Ogbene
- Callum Robinson
- Jamie McClean
Notable subs: Adam Idah.
Callum Robinson has been outstanding for both club and country. The Ireland international scored seven goals in the championship, underperforming his expected goals of 10.36. Robinso has provided nine assists while creating 39 chances. Robinson scored three goals for Ireland during the qualifiers.
Ukraine projected starting lineup:
- Andriy Pyatov
- Alexander Karavaev
- Illia Zabarnyi
- Mykola Matviyenko
- Vitalii Mykolenko
- Andriy Yarmolenko
- Serhiy Sydorchuk
- Oleksandr Zinchenko
- Eduard Sobol
- Vitaly Buyalsky
- Roman Yaremchuk
Notable subs: Mykola Shaparenko, Viktor Tsigankov.
Andriy Yarmolenko scored a goal in Ukraine's win over Scotland. The Ukrainian international has scored three goals during the qualifiers, underperforming his expected goals of 3.05.
Ireland vs Ukraine predictions and betting tips
Ukraine will come into this game after the World Cup frustration as they missed out after a 0-1 loss to Wales. The Blue and Yellow were the better teams in the game but couldn't convert chances. Ukraine have won two of their last three games in all competitions. I predict Ukraine will win.
Ireland have scored at least a goal in three of their last five games in all competitions. Ukraine have scored at least a goal in four of their last five games in all competitions. Both teams look prolific in front of goals and I predict both teams to score (yes).
Betting prediction: Ukraine to win
Odds: 3.07 (+207 American; 207/100 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)
Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; evens)