With the third round games of the group stages underway, we are at a point in the tournament where the stakes are high for every team as they look to scramble over the remaining knockout stage spots. Among the 24, Italy, Netherlands and Wales are the only three teams who have booked their spot in the Round of 16 stages, the other 21 teams more or less are still in contention for advancing into the knockout stage. With the narrative set, our focus shifts to the final group stage fixture of Group C as Ukraine takes on Austria at the National Arena in Bucharest the capital city of Romania.
Ukraine vs Austria Match Prediction
Normal services have been the order of the tournament at Group C with Netherlands domination the group as expected; there has been no place for a surprising result. The Dutch have already won two of their games at sealed their place in the knockout stages. But the real battle awaits between Ukraine and Austria, as both the teams sit on the cusp of the knockout stages, with similar points and goal differences, with Ukraine sitting above Austria due to a better goals in favour, go head to head knowing a win for either of the side will hand the teams a place amongst the best 16 teams of the EURO 2020.
Ukraine vs Austria Match Details
Fixture: Ukraine vs Autria
Date: 21stJune (IST, CET, UTC)
Timings: 21:30 IST, 18:00 CET, 16:00 UTC
Venue: National Arena, Bucharest, Romania
Previous Meeting between Ukraine and Austria
Both the teams have not met on numerous occasions, with the clash between two sides being quite a low number. Ukraine and Austria have gone head to head against each other only in two instances, with each team winning once. The last time these two sides clashed was back in 2012, with Austria winning against Ukraine 3-2. Both the teams will be hoping to deliver the knockout blow and dent the other’s hope of advancing through the group stage.
Ukraine vs Austria Prediction
Andriy Shevchenko’s men have been quite impressive in this tournament. One might point out that they lost their opening fixture, but whoever witnessed that match will have to laud praises on the Ukrainian performance that night. Ukraine might have lost 3-2, but they showed immense spirit and mental strength to make a comeback from 2-0 to 2-2 against a superior opposition. Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk scored a goal in their match against Netherlands and they scored yet again against North Macedonia in a 2-1 win. Ukraine would be hoping that the impressive form of this duo is carried on in their final group stage fixture to guarantee a place in the Round of 16.
Austria on the other handed started their EURO 2020 journey on a positive note. They won their match against North Macedonia 3-1 with Marko Arnautovic finding his name on the score sheet. However following Arnautovic’s one batch ban, Austria lost 2-0 Netherlands. They would be hoping that the team as a whole bounce back and defeats Ukraine to advance further into the tournament.
Who will win Ukraine vs Austria match?
It is a tough call to take to choose between these two sides as they are very evenly matched, but looking at the performance at this year’s EURO, we are predicting a win for Ukraine with a margin of 2-1, hoping that Ukraine’s in form duo would step up when their nation requires them the most today
FINAL PREDICTED SCORELINE: UKRAINE 2-1 AUSTRIA