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Slovakia v Ukraine Prediction, Tips and Odds: Slovakia to win in Dusseldorf

Having beaten Belgium 1-0 in their Euros opener, Slovakia will be looking to maintain that winning feeling when they take on Ukraine in Group E on Friday afternoon.

While they may have rode their luck at times against the Red Devils, the Falcons did superbly to pick up all three points and they are in a strong position to get out of the group.

A victory on Friday would guarantee their place in the next stage, as one of the third-ranked teams at worst, while it would also damage Ukraine's chances of progressing after their 3-0 opening loss to Romania.

Slovakia v Ukraine Betting

Slovakia v Ukraine betting tips and predictions

Slovakia to win - 27/10

Having pushed England and Italy close in qualifying for the Euros, Ukraine were seen as dark horses heading into the tournament after managing to book their place in Germany via the play-off rounds.

However, the Blue and Yellow put in a dismal showing in their opener against Romania, losing 3-0 and leaving head coach Serhiy Rebrov with a lot of questions to answer ahead of this second Group E clash.

Defensively, Ukraine were disappointing, as they made too many errors and gifted possession away on numerous times, while they managed just two shots on target at the other end.

It is now two defeats in the last three for Rebrov's side and they may struggle to overcome a resilient Slovakian side who caused a huge shock by beating Belgium first up.

While VAR did come to the rescue twice for the Falcons, it was a solid performance from them and they will take huge confidence from that opening victory.

It was also a third clean sheet in a row for Slovakia, adding to shutouts against San Marino and Wales, and the backline are clearly working well together.

With a victory guaranteeing Francesco Calzona's side a place in the next round, this is an opportunity they won't let slip and they can continue their great start to the tournament at the expense of Ukraine.

Juraj Kucka to have over 0.5 shots on target - 13/8

Although 37 years of age, Juraj Kucka remains an important player in Slovakia's midfield and he produced a solid performance in the success over the Red Devils.

The Slovan Bratislava ace also showed his desire to get forward and his tally of three attempts was the most for his side, with one of those ending up on target.

With Ukraine's defence exposed by Romania, Slovakia should be able to create scoring opportunities and backing Kucka to have at least one attempt on target is a solid play at 13/8.

Georgiy Sudakov to be booked - 6/1

Another route to go is for Ukraine's attacking midfielder Georgiy Sudakov to be booked, something he just managed to avoid in the loss to Romania.

The 21-year-old, who plays his club football for Shakhtar Donetsk, made three fouls in that opening fixture and was perhaps fortunate not to have his name taken.

Should things not be going Ukraine's way for the second game running, Sudakov's frustrations could boil over and he may end up being cautioned.

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Slovakia v Ukraine odds

Slovakia - 27/10
Draw -
23/10
Ukraine -
11/10

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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