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Ukraine v Northern Macedonia – Stats and Preview 17-6-21 Who can gain their first win?

Match: Ukraine v North Macedonia

Competition: Euro 2021

Date: 17/6/21

Kick-off time: 2pm

Recent form

  • Last 5

  • Last 5

Head to head record

Last 5 matches – 

09/10/15 North Macedonia 0 – 2 Ukraine

12/10/14 Ukraine 1 – 0 North Macedonia

30/03/04 North Macedonia 1 – 0 Ukraine

10/10/03 Ukraine 0 – 0 North Macedonia

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 100%
Over 3.5 goals 100%
BTTS - Yes 100%

Ukraine team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 100%

N. Macedonia team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 100%

Corner betting stats

Ukraine corner stats

Average corners for: 1

Average corners against: 5

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 0%
Over 10.5 corners 0%
Over 11.5 corners 0%

N. Macedonia corner stats

Average corners for: 0

Average corners against: 4

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 0%
Over 10.5 corners 0%
Over 11.5 corners 0%

Card betting stats

Urkraine Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1

Yellows against: 0

Top cards:

S. Sydorchuk – 1

N. Macedonia Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 2

Yellows against: 1

Top cards:

Trajkovski – 1

E Alioski – 1

Injuries

Ukraine injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

N. Macedonia injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Ukraine v N. Macedonia Match Preview & Trends

Both sides seek redemption after opening round defeats

Ukraine only managed to cover just over 84km against Holland and will need to up their work-rate if they are to progress in this tournament. Keeping the ball was also an issue for Shevchenko’s men with only 37%. The Ukrainians completed 40% of crosses and secured an 85% passing accuracy despite losing the match. North Macedonia in comparison didn’t complete any attempted crosses, had 40% possession and a passing accuracy of 72% from their game against Austria. The 3-1 defeat meant a lot of chasing the ball which shows with them covering 106km in the game.

Ukraine are usually a robust outfit that does not let much past them, in their 8 qualifying matches they conceded just 4 goals. Clearly this was not evident in the opening match with The Netherlands scoring on three occasions and creating numerous opportunities. Ukraine have a tendency to draw a lot of games but with one of the world’s best-ever strikers in charge, if chances arise, they will be sure to take them. If Shevchenko cannot inspire the Ukrainian front men to find the net, then not many could. This is the third straight European Championships that they have attended having previously either not competed or not qualified. 

Having beaten mighty Germany in a recent World Cup qualifier and putting up a spirited performance against Austria, Northern Macedonia will not be phased by the tough group they find themselves in for this prestigious tournament. With the likes of Leeds United’s Ezgjan Alioski and the vastly experienced Goran Pandev in their ranks, the Northern Macedonians will fancy their chances against Ukraine in Romania at the National Arena Bucharest.

Key trends

North Macedonia had the worst disciplinary record of the 24 teams in Qualifying

Ukraine only conceded 4 goals in the qualifying campaign

North Macedonia have recently beaten Germany in a World Cup Qualifier

Referee data

Ref: TBC

Felix Brych (Germany)

Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain)

Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)

Orel Grinfeeld (Israel)

Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)

Sergei Karasev (Russia)

Istvan Kovacs (Romania)

Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain)

Michael Oliver (England)

Daniele Orsato (Italy)

Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (Portugal)

Daniel Siebert (Germany)

Anthony Taylor (England)

Clément Turpin (France)

Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)

Average yellow cards: X

Average red cards: X

Average booking points: X