Slovakia vs Ukraine: Euro 2024 Prediction & Betting Tips

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TournamentEuro 2024
Timetable14:00 GMT - 21st JUNE 24
PredictionSlovakia to win
Odds@3.55
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Slovakia got their Euro 2024 campaign off to the best start possible as they picked up a 1-0 win over Belgium - the first major upset of the competition. They will now take on Ukraine at the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Düsseldorf on the 21st of June, knowing that a win will more or less see them through to the Round of 16. This is not something that many would have predicted at the start of the tournament. So, who will go on and pick up the points that are on offer? Read on and you will find out all of my predictions for this match.

🏆 Slovakia vs Ukraine: Who Will Win?

Slovakia's first match of the competition was against Belgium, and not many would have put money on them to beat the team that is ranked third in the FIFA World Rankings. Ivan Schranz put Slovakia ahead in the 7th minute when he capitalised on a poor Belgian defensive error, and they produced a pretty solid defensive display to keep Belgium scoreless. However, it must be said that they had luck on their side as Lukaku missed a host of chances and had two goals ruled out for offside. This win will have given them a lot of confidence for the games ahead.

Ukraine were much fancied to finish as the runners-up in this group, behind Belgium, but they put in a poor performance against Romania, losing the match 3-0. During this game, they had a little over 70% of the possession but managed just the two shots on target. Their defensive display was one of the worst that I have seen from any team, apart from Scotland, in the tournament so far, conceding three goals from Romania's five shots on goal.

I had Ukraine to finish second in this group, but I do not see that happening now. Slovakia will be full of confidence, while Ukraine's will be shot to bits. As a result, I am backing Slovakia to win and I am going to go for a 2-1 win.

My Prediction: 🏆 Slovakia 2 Ukraine 1 ⚽

💯 Slovakia vs Ukraine Match Odds

There are many new UK betting sites and established ones that will offer a range of markets and odds for this Slovakia vs Ukraine match, but they have not all been cut from the same cloth. To save you time searching for quality bookies, I have provided you with five of the best around for British bettors and the odds that they currently have available for three popular football betting markets.

If you would like to find out any more about any of these bookies, you can head over to our bookmaker reviews page, where you will find all you need to know.

🏅 Slovakia vs Ukraine: Match Winner Odds

Before betting on any kind of football match, you should do yourself a solid and check out the head-to-head record that exists between the two teams. Slovakia and Ukraine have played a total of eight times, with Slovakia winning two and Ukraine winning three - there have been two draws. However, these teams have not played each other for six years, so we cannot really make much out of their head-to-head record.

The bookies reckon that Ukraine, despite their humbling at the hands of Romania, will go on and win this match. I disagree, but this at least gives us some top betting value. Below you can see the match winner odds:

Team
Slovakia3.603.603.553.503.50
Draw3.203.203.253.353.25
Ukraine2.042.042.102.172.17

⚽ Slovakia vs Ukraine: Both Teams To Score Odds

I have found that when it comes to this market in international football, the bookmakers like to sit on the fence a lot of the time. This game is no exception to this as the five bookies that I selected are quite unsure as to whether both teams will find the back of the net or not. Those who want to chance their luck with this market can find the both teams to score odds in the table below:

BTTS
Yes1.811.811.851.811.88
No1.891.891.851.761.81

🥅 Slovakia vs Ukraine: Over/Under 2.5 Goals Odds

While they are quite undecided on whether there will be goals for both teams in this match, the same cannot be said for the over/under 2.5 goals odds. The bookmakers are pretty sure that there will be under 2.5 goals in this match. From their odds for this market and the two above, we can deduce that the bookies reckon that this match could end up being 1-0 to Ukraine. Here are the over/under 2.5 goals odds:

Over/Under 2.5 Goals
Over 2.52.042.042.102.122.18
Under 2.51.681.681.701.611.67

✔️ Slovakia vs Ukraine - Betting Tips

Now that you have a good idea as to the Slovakia vs Ukraine odds that my five chosen bookies are offering for three popular markets, I will now use this betting guide to give you some Slovakia vs Ukraine betting tips that are definitely worth considering.

Even if you have a free bet to use and are feeling like taking a bit of a risk because it is not your money, I still recommend that you take some time to check out what experienced tipsters are predicting for a big game.

  • Tip 1: Bet on Slovakia to win: The bookies have Ukraine as the favourites to win, but I was not impressed with them in their first game. They lacked any true bite and were poor at the back. On the other hand, Slovakia took the game to Belgium and showed that they have plenty of attacking talent at their disposal. They will be full of confidence now, and I can see them beating Ukraine and more or less eliminating them. If you agree, then 10Bet Sport are offering odds of 3.55.
  • Tip 2: Bet on both teams to score: The bookmakers are pretty uncertain as to whether both teams will score in this match, but I can see them getting a consolation goal for their fans. While they were poor in attack against Romania, they do still have some decent attacking players such as Dovbyk and Mudryk. Meanwhile, Slovakia rode their luck at times against Belgium, so I can see them conceding just the one.
  • Tip 3: Bet on Artem Dovbyk to score: While on the topic of Ukrainian goals, I would back Dovbyk to score for them. He has been in fine form for Girona and now has 24 goals from 36 appearances. If Slovakia give him a sniff at goal, I would back him to take his opportunity. LeoVegas are currently offering odds of 3.20 for Dovbyk to score.
  • Tip 4: Bet on a 2-1 Slovakia win: You already know that I think Slovakia will win this game 2-1 and the reasons why I think that, so if you agree with me there are some good odds that you can think about taking advantage of. For example, Betiton Sport are currently offering odds of 11.20 for this outcome.

N.B. Before placing any bets, make sure that you are not spending money that you cannot afford to potentially lose. Set up a budget and stick to it.

1️⃣Slovakia Update

If you thought that Slovakia were going to end up beating Belgium, then you need to be doing my job. I for one did not see that coming, but I was mightily impressed by the performance that they put in against the world's third-best team. Yes, they rode their luck at times, but you need a bit of luck to do well in any kind of football event. What impressed me the most was their calmness in the face of immense Belgian pressure.

It will be interesting to see whether the pressure of knowing that one more win will see them through to the Round of 16 will have a negative impact on them. Below are their previous five results:

Last 5 Matches
Belgium0
Slovakia1
17.06.24
UEFA EURO 2024
Slovakia4
Wales0
09.06.24
International Friendly
Slovakia4
San Marino0
05.06.24
International Friendly
Norway1
Slovakia1
26.03.24
International Friendly
Slovakia0
Austria0
23.03.24
International Friendly

Francesco Calzona will be glad that none of his players picked up an injury or suspension in the first round. So, he has his full squad to choose from for this game against Ukraine.

Ukraine Update

Ukraine, it is fair to say, are most peoples' second favourite team due to what is happening over there at present, so there would have been many disappointed at the showing that they put in against Romania in their opening match. To have over 70% of the possession and not do anything with it will be cause for plenty of concern for those of a yellow and blue persuasion.

If they play to the best of their ability, then there is no reason why they cannot pick up a win against Slovakia, but I just have a feeling that their 3-0 loss blew the stuffing out of them. Here are their previous five results:

Last 5 Matches
Romania3
Ukraine0
17.06.24
UEFA Euro 2024
Moldova0
Ukraine4
11.06.24
International Friendly
Poland3
Ukraine1
07.06.24
International Friendly
Germany0
Ukrainan0
03.06.24
International Friendly
Ukraine2
Iceland1
26.03.23
UEFA Euro Qualifiers

Serhiy Rebrov has one injury that he needs to contend with ahead of this match with Slovakia, and you can see who that absentee is below:

PlayerReason
Vitaliy MykolenkoFoot Injury

👕 Slovakia vs Ukraine - Potential Lineups

Pos.Slovakia
4-3-3
Ukraine
4-2-3-1
Pos.
GoalkeeperM. DúbravkaA. LuninGoalkeeper
Right BackP.PekarikY. KonopliaRight Back
Centre BackD. VavroI. ZabarnyiCentre Back
Centre BackM. ŠkriniarM. MatvienkoCentre Back
Left BackD. HanckoO. ZinchenkoLeft Back
Centre MidfieldJ. KuckaM. ShaparenkoCentre Midfield
Centre MidfieldS. LobotkaT. StepanenkoCentre Midfield
Centre MidfieldO. DudaV. TsygankovRight Wing
Right WingI. SchranzG. SudakovAttacking Midfield
StrikerR. BoženíkM. MudrykLeft Wing
Left WingL. HaraslinA. DovbykStriker

Slovakia to win

✒️ Sheldon Muchmore - iGaming and Sports Betting Enthusiast

This Slovakia vs Ukraine Euro 2024 prediction was written by Sheldon Muchmore.

Sheldon is a sports tipster and casino writer from the UK who has a passion for a variety of sports, especially football, rugby, and cricket. He has been involved in the sports betting industry for many years now, and is always eager to provide successful predictions. He is also a dab hand when it comes to the iGaming sector as he has written many casino and slot game reviews.

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