Our football match prediction:
Serbia missed out on a place at the 2016 European Championship finals and, as a result, Radovan Curcic got fired. New coach Slavoljub Muslin is a on a quest to help Serbia book their place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and they have been producing fine displays under the former Crvena zvezda boss. The Eagles are likely to stick to their attacking style of play in Tuesday’s football match against Ukraine and seeing that the Ukrainians have been scoring goals for fun in the WC qualifiers, we predict that over 2.5 goals will be scored in the Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist. Dusan Tadic has been producing scintillating displays of late and the Southampton midfielder is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. A man to watch in the home team will be Arsenal target Yarmolenko, who scored in a 3-0 win over Kosovo in October.
Highlighted Player (Yaroslav Rakitskiy):
Yaroslav Rakitskiy is a professional footballer who was born on 3 August, 1989. Rakitskiy made his Shakhtar Donetsk debut on 31 August, 2009 in a 3-1 win over Zorya. It has to be noted that he came as a substitute in the second half of the match. The Ukrainian footballer who plays as both centre and a left back, made 24 league appearances for the club in the 2009/2010 season and he has been playing for the Miners ever since. Rakitskiy made his Ukraine debut on 10 October, 2009 in a 1-0 win over England in a World Cup qualifying match. Just four days later he scored his first goal for the Ukrainian national team, finding the net in a thrilling 6-0 victory over Andorra. Yaroslav made two appearances for Ukraine at the 2016 European Championship finals in France, in the opener against Germany (0-2) and in a 2-0 loss to Northern Ireland. His contract with Shakhtar Donetsk expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Serbia):
Serbia have been playing as an independent nation since 2006. The Serbs made it to the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals and despite defeating star-studded Germany in the group stages of the showpiece tournament in South Africa, they eventually failed to book their place in the last 16. The Eagles, though, failed to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as they experienced all sorts of problems in their qualifying group. A number of top-class footballers played for Serbia and former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic is regarded as one of the best players in the history of the Serbian national team. Vidic scored two goals in 56 appearances for Serbia and he announced his retirement from the national team on 24 October, 2011. The Eagles play their home game at Stadion Rajko Mitic and it has to be noted that they defeated Czech Republic 3-1 in their first international game under the name of Serbia. Serbia play their home games in red shirts and red shorts, while the colour of their away kit is white.