Ukraine vs Malta Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

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Ukraine vs Malta Euro qualifiers Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
Ukraine vs Malta - who will come out on top?

Get the latest updates and insights on the upcoming match Ukraine v Malta, including match predictions, lineups, and news. Don’t miss out on the action as these two powerhouse teams face off in what promises to be an exciting game.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the Euro Qualification match between Ukraine v Malta.

Ukraine vs Malta Match Details:

League: Euro Qualification Group C – Round 4

Venue: Stadion Antona Malatinsheko, Trnava, Slovakia

Time: 19th June, 09.30 pm

Ukraine vs Malta Preview

Ukraine face Malta in Round 4 of their Euro Qualification campaign at the Stadion Antona Malatinsheko in Slovakia. Ukraine currently sit second in Group C, having played two games and amassing 3 points courtesy of a win and a loss. They lost their opening fixture to England in a 2-0 loss back in March, where Kane and Saka scored for the hosts back then. Their second game on Saturday was a nail biting one for the neutrals, after Bardhi and Elmas gave a 2-0 lead to North Macedonia. Sergiy Rebrov’s side then secured an astonishing comeback win, after three late goals gave Ukraine their first points on the board, level on points with heavyweights Italy. If they manage to secure qualification, this will be Ukraine’s fourth successive Euros finals, as they would look to better their run to the quarter-finals two years ago. Ukraine though, have now conceded 8 goals in their last 3 matches, portraying their difficulties at the back. However, the hosts are on a six-game unbeaten run on home soil and with Malta being one of the group’s whipping boys, Ukraine could certainly extend this unbeaten run to seven.

Malta on the other hand sit rock bottom in the group, with three losses in three – having shipped 8 goals in the process. The fell short to the likes of North Macedonia and Italy in the opening fixtures of their Euro Qualification campaign back in March and were humbled against the group favorites England on Saturday. A Ferdinando Apap own goal, coupled with Trent Alexander Arnold’s stunner and Kane’s well taken penalty killed the game, before substitute Callum Wilson’s late penalty just added insult to injury. This defeat stretched their losing run to 12 in Euro qualifiers and knowing the fact that Malta have never won an away Euro qualifier, Ukraine already look favorites on paper. However, both Ukraine and Malta have met each other on only one occasion earlier in 2017, with the Falcons prevailing victorious on the night by a goal – and if they aim at getting anything positive on Monday, Michele Marcolini’s side will have to replicate the same performance.

Ukraine vs Malta Prediction:

Ukraine 2-0 Malta


Ukraine and Malta Key Stats:

Goals:

Ukraine: I Zabarnyi, V Tsygankov, Y Konoplya (1)

Malta: Y Yankam (1)

Assists: 

Ukraine: M Mudryk (2), V Tsygankov (1)

Malta: NA

Tackles:

Ukraine: V Mykolenko (3), M Mudryk, O Svatok, R Malinovskyi (2)

Malta: C Attard, F Apap, J Mbong (7)

Interceptions:

Ukraine: T Stepanenko (5), V Mykolenko (4), M Matvienko (3)

Malta: J Mbong, Z Muscat (5), F Apap, T Teuma (4)

Chances Created:

Ukraine: H Sudakov (3), M Mudryk (2), A Yarmolenko (1)

Malta: J Mbong (4), F Apap, J Jones, M Guillaumier (1)


Ukraine vs Malta Lineups:

Ukraine: Trubin; Konoplya, Zabarnyi, Matvienko, Mykolenko; Tsygankov, Stepanenko, Sudakov, Mudryk; Yarmolenko, Dovbyk

Malta: Bonello; Apap, Borg, Muscat; Mbong, Guillaumier, Teuma, Kristensen, Attard; Jones, Nwoko

Unavailable Players:

Ukraine: O Pikhalyonok, V Bondar

Malta: NA


Ukraine vs Malta Fantasy Combination:

Gk: H Bonello

Def: V Mykolenko, M Matviyenko, I Zabarnyi, Y Konoplya

Mid: M Mudryk (C), M Guillaumier, J Mbong

Fwd: A Dovbyk (vC), A Yarmolenko, K Nwoko

Ukraine vs Malta Captaincy Picks:

M Mudryk, A Dovbyk, A Yarmolenko

Ukraine vs Malta Grand League Picks:

J Mbong, V Mykolenko, Tsygankov