Our prediction for this Euro 2020 match:
Thanks to a hard-fought 3-2 win over Luxembourg, Serbia managed to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Euro 2020 alive, but they have slim chances of securing their place at the next year’s showpiece tournament. Not only Serbia need to beat Ukraine in their last group game, but Luxembourg must avoid defeat to Portugal on Sunday afternoon if the Eagles are to secure a top-two finish.
Ljubisa Tumbakovic’s men should mind their own business, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Ukraine, who have already qualified for the 2020 European Championship. Since Andriy Shevchenko’s men have nothing to play for in Sunday’s football match, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Fulham attacker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who scored a brace against Luxembourg.
Highlighted Player (Branislav Ivanovic):
Over the years Branislav Ivanovic has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world football. Bane plays as a centre back, but he is capable of playing as a full back as well. The Serbian defender has been playing for Chelsea since 2008 and he used to play for the likes of Srem, OFK Beograd and Lokomotiv Moscow in the past as well.
Ivanovic leaves his heart on the field in every single match and that is the main reason why the fans love him. He is known for his aerial ability as well and it has to be noted that he has scored 22 goals for Chelsea since arriving to Stamford Bridge in 2008.
The Serbian footballer has won two Premier League trophies with the Blues, but the Champions League trophy won in 2012 is considered the biggest success of his career. Branislav is married to Natasa, who gave birth to his four children.
Highlighted Team (Ukraine):
After the country had gained independence from the Soviet Union, Ukraine played their first international match in 1992, and they have come a long way since. Zbirna have only once played at the World Cup finals so far, and they did really well to reach the quarter-finals in 2006, while they co-hosted the Euro 2012 with Poland, albeit failing to get past the group stage.
The generation that secured qualification for the Euro 2016 finals in France is arguably the most talented ever, with Yevhen Konoplyanka, Andriy Yarmolenko, Ruslan Rotan and Roman Zozulya the leading players, but plenty more talent present in Mikhail Fomenko’s squad.
Similar to the trademark style of former Soviet teams, Ukraine bases their tactics on rock-solid defence and swift counter-attacks, but it has to be noted that Zbirna possess a lot more technical skills and attacking potential than most other former Russian republics. Everything suggests that the most successful period in the history of the national team is ahead of them.