Ukraine welcome Germany to the Olympic Stadium in Kiev on Saturday evening in Group Four of League A in the Nations League.
Germany, for their part,were held to a 3-3 draw by Turkey in their midweek friendly, a third consecutive draw for Joachim Low’s side who led on three separate occasions.
Ukraine would have been outsiders for this clash anyway but their numerous likely absentees has pushed their price for a win up to 10/1 (11.00) with bet365.
The visitors meanwhile can be backed at 1/4 (1.25) while the draw is offered at 19/4 (5.75).
Shevchenko had to deal with six injuries and eight coronavirus cases to hissquad for the friendly against France, and the hosts are likely to have a similar number of players missing on Saturday evening.
Germany gave a debut to Florian Neuhaus against Turkey and the midfielder capped off an impressive showing with a goal, thus staking a claim for a starting berth at the weekend.
Kai Havertz is likely to start once again after pulling the strings on Wednesday night although it remains to be seen whether Timo Werner features, with the Chelsea forward awaiting the results of a coronavirus test.
Last month saw Ukraine comfortably beaten 4-0 by Spain and given all their squad problems, it could be another difficult evening for Shevchenko’s men.
Germany have not been at their best this autumn but this should be a chance to get back to winning ways and rack up the goals against a wounded opponent.
The market is understandably one-sided in favour of the visitors but there are some interesting angles from which to potentially approach an away win.
The 2014 World Cup winners have regularly scored in both halves of their matches over the last couple of years and they should be able to do so once more against a much-weakened opponent.
Given Germany’s ability toscore both before and after the break, then backing them to win both halves at 9/10 (1.90) looks like a strong option while Germany to lead at both half time and full time is also appealing at 4/5 (1.80).
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com