Spain v Ukraine betting preview – No upset on cards in Seville
Ukraine will be looking to cause something of an upset in their qualifying group this weekend, however the reigning European champions will be in no mood for such nonsense.
March 27th, 2015
The Spanish head into this clash above Ukraine purely thanks to goal difference and will be desperate to clinch the win which would see them overtake surprise Group C leaders Slovakia.
Spanish manager Vincente Del Bosque is expected to make some changes to compensate for the loss of star-player Diego Costa, the Chelsea marksman having pulled his hamstring in the win over Hull City at the weekend.
The loss of Spain’s key hitman is a blow to Del Bosque and Costa himself is clearly upset about his injury.
“My history with the national team is that it still hasn’t really started,” he said to the Spanish media. “I haven’t done anything yet. The national team is something I think of.
“I am sorry that I cannot bring what I would like to. Something always happens when I get close to playing for Spain. It bothers me from a personal standpoint but I hope this will end.
“I’ve gone through a lot to be in the national team and I hope good times will come.”
Spain come into this game on the back of a decent 3-0 victory over Belarus, however Ukraine are also enjoying some good form as demonstrated by their 3-0 win over Luxembourg last November. Both Spain and Ukraine have suffered a single defeat apiece, both to table-topping Slovakia who are performing well above expectations in the qualifying group.
Spain’s last five outings have returned seventeen goals and with Ukraine’s last five games seeing seven we are expecting to see something of a goal-fest in Seville on Friday. Both teams may be enjoying some great form, however we expect Spain to dominate on Friday evening.