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Ukraine vs North Macedonia Predictions & Tips - Ukraine backed to emerge victorious

  • Ukraine vs North Macedonia predictions for Thursday's EURO 2020 clash
  • The fixture is being played at 3pm SAST
  • Ukraine have seen BTTS in 5 of their last 7 outings
  • North Macedonia have seen BTTS in 3 of their last 4 games
  • Betting tips, predictions and team news for Ukraine vs North Macedonia
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Ukraine vs North Macedonia Predictions


Ukraine and North Macedonia both know how to score goals and are expected to produce BTTS in Bucharest. With Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk in good form, Ukraine score more goals to take all three points.

  • Ukraine have seen BTTS in 5 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Ukraine have won their last 2 matches against North Macedonia (Euro 2016 qualifiers).
  • North Macedonia have seen BTTS in 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Ukraine have a 2-0 advantage against North Macedonia in two competitive matches.

They met in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, Ukraine winning 1-0 in Lviv and 2-0 in Skopje.

Ukraine Form


Ukraine went undefeated in their first six games in 2021. They drew all three of their World Cup qualifiers: 1-1 in France, 1-1 against Finland and 1-1 against Kazakhstan.

Andriy Shevchenko’s side played three friendlies to warm up for Euro 2020.

Ukraine drew 1-1 against Bahrain, won 1-0 against Northern Ireland won 4-0 against Cyprus. Andriy Yarmolenko bagged a brace with Oleksandr Zinchenko and Roman Yaremchuk on target.

Ukraine suffered a 3-2 defeat to Netherlands in their opening match at Euro 2020. They were 2-0 down when goals to Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk restored parity, but they conceded in the 85th minute in an exciting match.

Ukraine Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Heorhiy Bushchan, Andriy Pyatov (Captain), Anatoliy Trubin
Defenders: Eduard Sobol, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Illya Zabarnyi, Vitaliy Mykolenko, Oleksandr Karavayev, Mykola Matviyenko, Oleksandr Tymchyk, Denys Popov
Midfielders: Heorhiy Sudakov, Serhiy Sydorchuk, Taras Stepanenko, Andriy Yarmolenko, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Mykola Shaparenko, Marlos, Yevhenii Makarenko, Viktor Tsyhankov, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Roman Bezus, Oleksandr Zubkov
Forwards: Roman Yaremchuk, Artem Besyedin, Artem Dovbyk

Winger Oleksandr Zubkov was subbed off 13 minutes into the game against Netherlands. He is likely to be replaced by Mykola Shaparenko.

Andriy Yarmolenko is a key player after scoring 41 goals in 95 internationals. Roman Yaremchuk has scored 9 goals in 25 internationals.

North Macedonia Form


North Macedonia came into Euro 2020 with plenty of confidence having won three of their previous four matches.

Igor Angelovski’s side lost 3-2 in Romania in their first World Cup qualifier but bounced back with a 2-0 win against Liechtenstein and 2-1 win in Germany.

The Lions played two friendlies, a 1-1 draw against Slovenia and a 4-0 win against Kazakhstan with Ezgjan Alioski, Ivan Trickovski, Milan Ristovski and Darko Churlinov on target.

North Macedonia suffered a 3-1 defeat against Austria in their opening Euro 2020 match. Goran Pandev equalised in the 28th minute but they conceded two late goals.

North Macedonia Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Stole Dimitrievski, Risto Jankov, Damjan Shishkovski
Defenders: Egzon Bejtulai, Gjoko Zajkov, Kire Ristevski, Visar Musliu, Ezgjan Alioski, Stefan Ristovski, Darko Velkovski
Midfielders: Arijan Ademi, Ferhan Hasani, Tihomir Kostadinov, Boban Nikolov, Enis Bardhi, Stefan Spirovski, Elif Elmas, Marjan Radeski, Daniel Avramovski, Darko Churlinov
Forwards: Ivan Trichkovski, Aleksandar Trajkovski, Goran Pandev (Captain), Vlatko Stojanovski, Krste Velkoski, Milan Ristovski

Igor Angelovski is unlikely to make many changes here.

37-year-old Goran Pandev has now scored 38 goals in 120 internationals. He leads the line with Mallorca striker Aleksandar Trajkovski.

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Verdict

North Macedonia have goals in them, but Ukraine have a far more potent attack. With Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk hitting their straps, I'm tipping Ukraine to win in Bucharest on Thursday afternoon.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes BTTS @2.10 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Ukraine Win & BTTS Win & BTTS @4.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Ukraine Win 2-1 Correct Score @9.50 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

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