With the dice set to be rolling in the second round of Group C fixture, it will be Ukraine who are set to take on North Macedonia, who are playing their first major tournament in history. Both the team are winless in their opening fixture and would have set their sights on arresting this slump to avoid being booted out of the EURO 2020 tournament. The group stage fixture is set to take place in the National Arena in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania.
Ukraine vs North Macedonia Match Prediction
With Netherlands taking on Austria on the other Group C fixture of the day, it provides a delightful opportunity for both the teams to cash on and keep their tournament hopes alive having failed to garner a single point from their opening fixture. Ukraine came agonizingly close to snatch a point from the Dutch but fell short at the end, a similar tale was left to be told by the North Macedonian players who failed to keep Austria at bay in the later stages of their opening match. Both of the teams will have to iron out their mistake as they focus on scoring full points from this crucial group stage fixture.
Ukraine vs North Macedonia Match Details
Fixture: Ukraine vs North Macedonia
Date: 17th June (IST, CET, UTC)
Timings: 18:30 IST, 15:00 CET, 13:00 UTC
Venue: National Arena, Bucharest, Romania
Previous Meeting between Ukraine and North Macedonia
Ukraine have maintained an upper hand in their previous meetings against North Macedonia. The sides have clashed against each other on four occasions; with Ukraine having won the rubber twice and North Macedonia have had one success against Ukraine. North Macedonia will be looking to settle scores against Ukraine in today’s crucial group stage. The previous meeting between these two sides was held back in 2015 with Ukraine winning the tie with a comfortable margin of 2-0. Since then North Macedonia have improved which is evident from the fact that they qualified for a major tournament for the first time and have recently defeated Germany 2-1. Ukraine won’t have it easy this time.
Ukraine vs North Macedonia Prediction
Ukraine will be counting on the positives of their previous match against Netherlands. Although they were handed a 3-2 loss by the ‘Oranje Storm’, they had fought back to level score 2-2 after falling behind by two goals and there is a feeling in their camp that they were hard undone by Dumfries late goal and that they will be able to bounce back today against North Macedonia and capitalize on the opportunity. North Macedonia played admirably against Austria before late goals piled up on their misery and they would be also looking to turn things around in their favor. A win against Ukraine would definitely be a step in right direction.
Who will win Ukraine vs North Macedonia match?
Considering Ukraine’s spirited display in the last match against Netherlands we are predicting that Ukraine will edge past North Macedonia with a score line of 2-0 and take a giant step forwards towards the knockout stages.
PREDICTED FINAL SCORELINE- Ukraine 2-0 North Macedonia