Ukraine vs Iceland prediction, odds & betting tips – 26/03/2024

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Euro 2024 Qualifying - Wroclaw Stadium

1st Round

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Arsenal's Oleksandr Zinchenko is a key man for Ukraine, usually operating in midfield – Photo by Icon Sport

Ukraine and Iceland clash in Euro 2024 qualifying play-off final action on Tuesday at Poland’s Stadion Miejski Wrocław. Our Ukraine vs Iceland prediction considers which team will make it to the Euros.

Ukraine vs Iceland prediction: Dovbyk to lead his team to victory again

Ukraine vs Iceland predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Over 2.5 goals

⚽ Correct score prediction

Ukraine 3-1 Iceland

⚽ PLAYER to score anytime

Artem Dovbyk

Key Stats

  • Our Ukraine vs Iceland betting tips take into account the high scoring nature of Iceland’s qualifying group games which averaged 3.3 goals per game.
  • Iceland lost all of their away Euro 2024 qualifying group games by at least two goals with the exception of a 7-0 win against minnows Liechtenstein.
  • Ukraine’s Artem Dovbyk, one of our Euro 2024 playoff finals anytime goalscorer picks, averages a goal every 131 minutes in La Liga this season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Ukraine red hot favourites

  • HOME: 1/2 (1.50) – 66.7%
  • DRAW: 3/1 (4.00) – 25.0%
  • AWAY: 13/2 (7.50) – 13.3%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Serhiy Rebrov’s team are the favourites according to the Ukraine vs Iceland odds with an implied probability of 66.7% that they win this one inside regulation time.

Ukraine were close to being eliminated on Thursday when they trailed Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-0 heading into the final five minutes in their semi-final. However a dramatic turnaround followed with Roman Yaremchuk and Artem Dovbyk scoring late goals to seal a 2-1 win.

Iceland meanwhile made the final with a stunning 4-1 win against Israel with Albert Gudmundsson’s hat-trick sealing a fine comeback victory.

For more international picks, today’s betting tips guide you through the best bets from across Europe.

Last two H2Hs: First meetings since 2017

Europe - World Cup Qualifying 05/09/17

Iceland

Iceland

2
Ukraine

Ukraine

0

Europe - World Cup Qualifying 05/09/16

Ukraine

Ukraine

1
Iceland

Iceland

1

Our Ukraine vs Iceland prediction suggests the recent history has little bearing on this game given there have been very few meetings over the years and none since 2017. Iceland took four points off Ukraine during 2018 World Cup qualifying.

Ukraine Preview: Tsygankov still a major doubt

Girona winger Viktor Tsygankov missed the Bosnia game due to injury and remains a doubt. Otherwise, Ukraine have no fresh issues.

Predicted Lineup: Lunin (GK), Mykolenko, Matviyenko, Zabarnyi, Konoplya, Zinchenko, Brazhko, Mudryk, Sudakov, Zubkov, Dovbyk

Euro 2024 Qualifying 26/03/24

W

Iceland

Iceland

1

Ukraine

Ukraine

2

Euro 2024 Qualifying 21/03/24

W

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1

Ukraine

Ukraine

2

Euro 2024 Qualifying 20/11/23

D

Italy

Italy

0

Ukraine

Ukraine

0

Euro 2024 Qualifying 17/10/23

W

Malta

Malta

1

Ukraine

Ukraine

3

Euro 2024 Qualifying 14/10/23

W

North Macedonia

North Macedonia

0

Ukraine

Ukraine

2

Iceland Preview: Injury problems following bruising semi-final

Iceland duo Arnor Ingvi Traustason and Arnor Sigurdsson both hobbled off injured against Israel and are injury doubts ahead of this game.

Predicted Lineup: Valdimarsson (GK), Palsson, Ingason, Gretarsson, Thorarinsson, Thorsteinsson, Johannesson, Willumsson, Haraldsson, Gudmundsson, Oskarsson

Euro 2024 Qualifying 26/03/24

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Ukraine

Ukraine

2

Iceland

Iceland

1

Euro 2024 Qualifying 21/03/24

W

Israel

Israel

1

Iceland

Iceland

4

International Match 18/01/24

W

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Honduras

0

Iceland

Iceland

2

International Match 14/01/24

W

Guatemala

Guatemala

0

Iceland

Iceland

1

Euro 2024 Qualifying 19/11/23

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Portugal

Portugal

2

Iceland

Iceland

0

Player to watch – Artem Dovbyk

Artem Dovbyk is the danger man for Ukraine with the powerful striker enjoying a fine season with La Liga surprise package Girona. The striker is on 14 goals in 27 appearances in the Spanish top flight and also scored the crucial late winner on Thursday for his country.

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Artem Dovbyk in Euro 2024 qualifying action – Photo by Icon Sport

A big threat in the air

29% of Dovbyk’s league goals this season have been with his head and Ukraine will be hungry to get good service into their striker in this game from out wide. The vast majority of his other goals have been with his favoured left foot.


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Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.