Ukraine vs Slovenia Match Preview: Ukraine will host Slovenia on Saturday for the first leg as they aim to qualify for the Euro 2016 through the playoffs of the qualifying round. The fixture will be played at L’viv Arena and the second leg will be hosted by Slovenia in Maribor in November 18.
Fixture: Ukraine vs Slovenia (First Leg)
Date: 14 November 2015
Kick Off: Ukraine vs Slovenia
Venue: L’viv Arena (Ukraine)
Referee: Jonas Eriksson
Ukraine vs Slovenia Live Streaming: Scroll to the bottom
Both Ukraine and Slovenia finished third of their respective qualifying groups and entered the play-offs round. These two legs will decide which nation will participate in the Euro 2016 hosted by France and the other will stay home.
History is not in Ukraine’s side but their coach Mykhaylo Fomenko says he does not believe in histories. He admitted that it would be better to play the second game at home but says that they will make the most of what they have got.
Ukraine have experience of beating French side in 2014 World Cup qualifiers. We believe his side will play with the same momentum.
Olexandr Kucher and Taras Stepanenko will miss the match for Ukraine at home as they are suspended.
As for Slovenia, Robert Beric will miss the game after suffering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Head to Head
Ukraine have momentum but history are not in their side as they were beaten by Slovenia fifteen years ago in Euro 2000 play-offs round.
Fifteen years ago, Slovenia was able to beat Ukraine with the final score of 3-2 on aggregate. Slovenia won the first leg at home with 2-1 but Ukraine was determined to turn the score around at their home but were unsuccessful. This time around, Ukraine has home advantage in the first leg.
Sky Sports 1 will broadcast the match in the United Kingdom and most of Europe. Super Sport will broadcast the match in Africa and Indian subcontinent.
Sky Go App (only available to United Kingdom Users) will allow pay per view Live Streaming. Free Streaming services can be found on firstrowsportes.eu
Ukraine vs Slovenia Prediction and Betting
Given the form Ukraine are in and since they have home advantage, we predict that Ukraine will win the match. We would not be surprised if the match finishes with score all squared.
Who do you think will win the match? Ukraine or Slovenia? Comment