Scotland – Ukraine
Scotland hosts war-torn Ukraine at the Hampden Park in a game from the World Cup playoffs. Let’s preview it in these soccer bet tips.
For Ukraine this match comes in a terrible moment as this country was invaded by Russia just a few months ago. That’s why we are not sure how Oleksandr Petrakov’s team will feel mentally on Wednesday. But they have to pick themselves up and get on the pitch in Glasgow – they just have to do it for their people.
Some of Ukraine’s players do not have a proper match practice because of the war so the team will rely heavily on the ones playing abroad. Among them are West Ham’s Yarmolenko, Manchester City’s Zinchenko, Everton’s Mykolenko, Atalanta’s Malinovskyi and Benfica’s Yaremchuk.
Ukraine’s head coach Oleksandr Petrakov insisted that the war against Russia would motivate his players as much as possible. It’s a great boost to play for your country in such a moment.
Scotland’s manager Steve Clarke admitted that his country supports Ukraine, but on the football pitch his players will try to win. In the group stage the Tartan Army did pretty well and finished with 23 points, but it was not enough to beat Denmark for the first place.
Liverpool’s Andy Robertson is ready to lead the team with the captain armband while players like Scott McTominay, Callum McGregor and Che Adams will be key in the next game. Scotland played two friendlies in March and both of them ended with draws against Poland and Austria.
That’s the soccer bet tips for the World Cup playoff game between Scotland and Ukraine. The visitors arrive in Glasgow in a really difficult situation for their county, but don’t be surprised if this gives them some confidence on Wednesday. For the Tartan Army there’s no time for mercy – the prize here is playing at the World Cup.