Unbeaten Germany battle Ukraine as the Nations League group stage nears conclusion. Only goal difference separates the two countries but the onus is on the four-time World Champions to get a result ahead of the deciding fixture with fellow heavyweights Spain. The visitors will be led by legendary former striker Andriy Shevchenko.
Where and when: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig – 14 November, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Germany vs. Ukraine: Sky Sports Red Button
Last time: Ruslan Malinovskiy converted a late penalty, but it wasn’t enough to salvage something from the encounter after efforts from Matthias Ginter and Leon Goretzka.
Germany v Ukraine Predictions and Preview
Jogi Low will be without key figure Joshua Kimmich until next year. The 25-year-old suffered a knee injury during the Bavarian’s showdown with Borussia Dortmund and will miss the next two months of the campaign.
Kimmich is likely to be replaced by Toni Kroos who will partner Goretzka in a strong midfield. The Bayern Munich regular has an impressive record at international level and is 7/4 to net anytime.
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Flying wingers Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane will occupy the flanks and are destined to star together for club and country for the next decade. There was much surprise when the German champions snapped up the former Arsenal youth graduate but Gnabry has proven to be a fine replacement for elder statesmen Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.
The Stuttgart native is 19/5 to open proceedings while Sane can be found at 11/2. The ex-Manchester City ace is back in his homeland and is a joy to watch in full flow. Germany are 1/3 to earn the spoils and a stalemate is 23/5.
In the opposing camp, Ukraine are boosted by Junior Moraes’ return to action. The Brazilian born attacker has recovered from COVID-19 and will lead the line, though Roman Yaremchuk is pushing for a more prominent role.
The Shakhtar Donetsk fan favourite is 13/5 to bag anytime and Yaremchuk is 11/1 to register last. The Gent number 7 is already closing in on a third consecutive double figure haul despite the term still being in its relative infancy and has been linked to Italian giants Milan.
Andriy Yarmolenko is closing in on a century of caps for the Eastern Europeans and is also the top scorer by some distance in Shevchenko’s squad. The West Ham forward is available at 10/3 in the anytime market and the Group 4 dark horses are 8/1 to emerge triumphant.
One to watch for Germany: Robin Gosens has finally broken in to Low’s setup after a string of top performances for Atalanta and is 22/1 to hit the final effort.
One to watch for Ukraine: Gosens will come up against a familiar face in Malinovskiy and the Inter target is an attractive 20/1 to strike last.
Long shot: Ukraine may have lost heavily to France and Luis Enrique’s troops in recent months but went unbeaten throughout the whole of 2019. The Yellow and Blues not only beat Portugal, but finished above the EURO 2016 holders in qualifying for next summer’s competition. A closely fought, 1-0 success for the travelling party is 28/1.