Scotland takes on Ukraine in a World Cup semi-final in Glasgow to determine who will face Wales in the final. An all-British final is the most likely scenario, but only for the home factor, as Scotland gives their best at home. Scotland have been a growing team in recent years and the return of Rangers has been good for the whole movement.
In the squad, there are 11 players from the local league, including 6 from teams other than Rangers or Celtic. Starting with Robertson, there is no shortage of good or excellent players, and in the group the selection has shown that it can beat anyone at home.
For its part, Ukraine can count on valid players such as Zinchenko, Malinovskyi, or Yaremchuk who play abroad, but the base is registered for Ukrainian teams and has not played official matches in recent months for obvious reasons. This makes them disadvantaged. However, this national team is also growing and their participation in the last European championship was accompanied by a good path to qualify for the World Cup with six draws, two victories, and no defeats.
The last encounter for Scotland was a 2-2 tie against Austria in an international friendly. They are coming into this game off of that result.
Scotland has not been able to stop scoring goals, as shown by the fact that they have scored in each of their previous six games that they have participated in.
During that span, they have scored a total of 11 goals while also allowing a sum of 5 goals to be scored against them.
Ukraine enters this match on the heels of a victory in their most recent World Cup Qualifications – Europe match, which they won 0-2 against Bosnia.
During the game, Ukraine had control of the ball for 57 percent of the time and had 15 shots on goal, with five of them finding the target. Oleksandr Zinchenko (in the 58th minute) and Artem Dovbyk (in the 79th minute) scored goals for Ukraine. The seven shots on goal that Bosnia had were only partially successful.
The statistics speak the tale, and they show that Ukraine has conceded goals in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving their opponents a total of 6 opportunities to score over that span. In the background, Ukraine’s performance has been far from ideal.
Injured and suspended
Scotland: (Ryan Jack, Kieran Tierney)
Ukraine: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Scotland vs Ukraine Predicted XI
Scotland Predicted XI: Marshall, Hendry, Hanley, Souttar, O’Donnell, McTominay, McGinn, Robertson, Armstrong, McGregor, Adams.
Ukraine Predicted XI: Pyatov, Karavayev, Zabarnyi, Matviyenko, Mykolenko, Malinovskyi, Stepanenko, Zinchenko, Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk, Tsyhankov
We believe that Scotland should be able to take the lead by scoring at least once. Therefore, we anticipate that they will score at least once against Ukraine, which means that Ukraine will need to put in a strong performance if they want to score goals.
As a result, our prediction is for a close match that ends with Scotland leading by a score of 1-0 after 90 minutes.
Roberto Mancini’s Italy is back on the pitch after a huge disappointment due to the lack of access to the World Cup in Qatar and is preparing to face a historic opponent like Argentina. The challenge concerns the CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions, also known as the Finalissima. The two national teams will play on neutral ground in England, at Wembley. Also in the United Kingdom, it was the last meeting between Italy and Argentina when the Albiceleste won 2-0 in a friendly match in Manchester in 2018, with goals from Banega and Lanzini.
In an intriguing event that will be known as the Finalissima 2022, the South American champions Argentina and the European champions Italy will compete against one another. The CONMEBOL and UEFA are planning to put on the Finalissima 2022, which will be a competition between the champions of their respective regions. The term “Finalissima” refers to the “Grand Final,” in which the victorious teams are crowned the overall champions.
The Artemio Franchi Cup, which was not competed for since 1993, will be brought back into existence for this rematch between the two previous winners.
The tournament known as the Artemio Franchi Cup pitted the champions of South America against the champions of Europe. This cup was competed for twice, the first time in 1985 and the second time in 1993.
In the meantime, Mancini is studying the possible lineup for the appointment, but in the meantime, he has called up several young people who could make their debut with the blue shirt in this match. Among these are Scalvini, Cancellieri, and Gatti. However, Messi’s Argentina is to be considered the favorite. The Copa America winners qualified for the World Cup as runners-up in the South American group without losing a single match.
Lionel Scaloni’s selection hasn’t lost a match for almost three years and has no intention of capitulating against the Azzurri. The Argentines actually have an excellent defense and highly respectable individuality in the advanced department. Argentina’s squad includes Dybala, Inter’s Lautaro and Correa, but also Atalanta goalkeeper Musso and Udinese player Molina.
In the championship game of the Copa America Cup 2021, Argentina won the title of South American Champion by scoring the lone goal and defeating Brazil. Lionel Messi won his very first international title in this competition, which was also Argentina’s first major international prize in 28 years.
Since 2019, the Albiceleste have not been defeated in international football, enjoying a streak of 31 matches in which they have not been defeated. Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentine national team have qualified for the World Cup in Qatar in 2022. They will be in Group C with Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Poland.
The European Championship for 2020 was won by Italy (held in 2021). The Azure have done very well in the Euro Cup 2020. Throughout the whole of the competition, they displayed outstanding football skills. The team captained by Roberto Mancini beat Belgium in the quarterfinals, Spain in the semifinals, and England in the finals to win the European Championship.
Unbelievably, Italy will not be participating in the World Cup in Qatar in 2022. They will not be participating in the World Cup in 2022 since they did not qualify. Italy finished in second place in their group, and as a result, they were required to participate in the qualification playoff. They were eliminated from the playoffs after suffering a loss against North Macedonia, and as a result, they were unable to go to Qatar.
Injured and suspended
Argentina: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Italy: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Argentina vs Italy Predicted XI
Argentina Predicted XI: E. Martínez; Molina, Otamendi, Acuña; De Paul, Rodríguez, Romero, Lo Celso; Messi, L. Martínez, Di María.
Italy Predicted XI: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Zaniolo, Scamacca, Insigne.
We expect a spectacular match between two teams of the highest quality, with two coaches who prefer an attacking game. Our thought is that we will see several goals, and therefore, we recommend aiming for the Goal bett: both teams scoring.
On the first day of group 2 of the first league of the Nations League, a big match between Spain and Portugal is scheduled immediately. The derby of the Iberian Peninsula will be staged at the Benito Villamarìn in Seville. The Red Furies fell only in the final in last year’s edition and will want to make up for it immediately, starting from a complex group, in which, in addition to the Portuguese, there are also the Czech Republic and Switzerland.
The national team coached by Luis Enrique has returned from 4 victories in a row, the last of which was a goal against Iceland (5-0) on March 28. The former Roma and Barca coach called on Juventus player Alvaro Morata but not Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz.
Portugal’s morale is undoubtedly high after winning the playoffs and securing a place in Qatar 2022. Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates beat Turkey in the semifinals and Macedonia in the final, which had knocked out Mancini’s Azzurri a few days before. Coach Fernando Santos’ squad also includes Roma goalkeeper Rui Patricio and, of course, Milan ace Rafael Leao, who had a wild season with the Rossoneri.
After their most recent victory, a 5-0 victory against Iceland in an international friendly, Spain is looking to add another victory to their collection.
The Spanish national team has scored at least one goal in each of their past six matches, demonstrating that they are in excellent scoring form.
During that time span, they have accumulated a total of 12 claims while making just 4 concessions.
Coming into this encounter, Portugal is riding high after claiming a 2-0 victory against North Macedonia in their most recent World Cup Qualifications-Europe contest.
Portugal had 64% of the possession and 11 shots on goal, with three of them finding the back of the net. Bruno Fernandes was the lone player to score for Portugal (in the 32nd and 65th minutes). At the opposite end of the field, North Macedonia had three shots on goal, but none of them were successful.
The Portugal defenders have been quite consistent recently, as seen by the fact that they have only conceded three goals in their combined total of the previous six matches that they have played in. In the same amount of time, their forwards have tallied 14 goals.
Injured and suspended
Spain: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Portugal: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Spain vs Portugal Predicted XI
Spain Predicted XI: Simon, Azpilicueta, Garcia, Torres, Alba, Gavi, Busquets, Pedri, Sarabia, Morata, Olmo.
Portugal Predicted XI: Costa, Cancelo, Pepe, Pereira, Mendes, Fernandes, Moutinho, Silva, Otávio, Ronaldo, Jota.
It is not easy to imagine who will have the upper hand, but the Spaniards are restarting with a convincing cycle and have the field factor on their side. Furthermore, the “Furie Rosse” have not lost to this opponent for 12 years.
We believe that Portugal would be disappointed if they were unable to score a goal against this Spanish team; however, we believe that this will not prevent them from conceding a couple of goals at the other end of the field.
We think the game will be very close, and when the final whistle blows, Spain will win by a score of 2-1.
In Group 2 of the second tier of the Nations League, Israel and Iceland face off. The match will be staged at the Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa and sees the hosts as slightly favorites, also due to the home factor. The Israelis failed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar, despite third place in their group, behind Denmark and Scotland. The selection coached by the Austrian Ruttensteiner therefore wants to make a good impression in this competition, even if he has just returned from two not-so-exciting friendlies against Germany and Romania, in which he obtained a defeat and a draw. There have been too many goals conceded by this national team lately, despite the very defensive set-up used on the pitch.
On the other hand, there is an Iceland definitely in crisis. After the exploits at Euro 2016, this national team has no longer been able to express itself at those levels. Coach Vidarsson’s line-up finished next to last in their World Cup qualifying round and hasn’t won in seven games. Their latest success came in a friendly against Far Oer exactly one year ago. In the last 3 games, 11 goals have been conceded, with the goals conceded by South Korea and Spain. These two teams are therefore looking for redemption and want to start in the best way to try to win the group, in which there is also Albania. The other team in the group was Russia, but Russian football clubs and national teams have been suspended from all competitions by Fifa and Uefa after the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
After a tie in an international friendly encounter against Romania, in which they were held to a 2-2 draw, Israel prepared for this matchup.
Israel has been giving up goals at a rather high rate as of late, but they have also been scoring goals at a satisfactory rate for themselves. In their most recent six encounters, Israel has been penalized defensively in six of those matches, and they have also conceded goals in five of those matchups.
After suffering a defeat in their most recent match in the International Friendlies tournament against Spain, both Iceland and its supporters will be hoping for a different outcome this time around.
Over the course of their previous six matches, Iceland’s attacking players have been unable to find the back of the net, tallying a dismal result of just four goals. During those encounters, Strkarnir Okkar have conceded a total of 15 goals, which is equal to the total number of goals scored by their opponents. The statistics speak for themselves, and they show that Sampdoria have let their opponents score in 5 of their previous 6 games, with a total of 8 goals scored by their rivals. There are some areas of concern for Sampdoria’s defense that need to be addressed.
Injured and suspended
Israel: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Iceland: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Israel vs Iceland Predicted XI
Israel Predicted XI: Marciano; Goldberg, Baltaxa, Dgani, Dasa; Natkho, Bitton, Solomon, Avraham; David, Dabbur.
Iceland Predicted XI: Runarsson; Sampsted, Bjarnason, Gretarsson, Magnusson; Helgason, Bjarnason, Thordarson; A Sigurdsson, Bodvarsson, Johannesson.
In this match, anything could happen, but the many goals conceded recently by both lead us to imagine a match full of goals.
Because of this, we think Israel will win the game with a hard-fought 3-2 result.
On June 3, the Nations League champions of France will also take the field, hosting Denmark in the first match of Group 1 of the competition. The match will be played at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, the same stadium as the Champions League final. Coach Didier Deschamps’s team has returned from seven consecutive victories, and in the last one they even won 5-0 over South Africa. The Blues boast an impenetrable defense and are preparing to reach the World Cup in Qatar as favorites to defend the success obtained in 2018 in Russia.
This Nations League will serve to refine even more the schemes of a team that you already know perfectly well and to test the players who have done well this season. The opponent on this first day of the transalpines is Denmark. The Scandinavians qualified without too many problems for the World Cup and confirmed the good impressions given at Euro 2020. In the last two friendlies there was a victory and a defeat, but in any case, Hjulmand’s selection wants to continue to be the protagonist.
After a successful outing in an international friendly match against South Africa in which they won 5-0, France will be looking for a similar outcome this time around.
Lately, France has been breaking through defenses with ease, as shown by the fact that they have scored 22 goals against their opponents in their most recent six matches. During those matches, France has conceded a total of four goals, which brings their overall goal differential to a score of zero.
Denmark comes into this matchup on the heels of a 3-0 victory over Serbia in an international friendly match that they played in their most recent match.
The most recent six matches that Denmark has participated in have resulted in a total of 20 goals being scored, which works out to an average of 3.33 goals scored per contest. This finding demonstrates the team’s preference for high-scoring contests. Their rivals have been able to score seven of those goals.
Injured and suspended
France: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Denmark: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
France vs Denmark Predicted XI
France Predicted XI: Lloris, L. Hernandez, Varane, Pavard, Kimpembe, Tchouaméni, Kanté, Rabiot, Benzema, Griezmann, Mbappé.
Denmark Predicted XI: Schmeichel, Vestergaard, Christensen, Larsen, Mæhle, Eriksen, Delaney, Højbjerg, Damsgaard, Poulsen, Olsen
The hosts are obviously favorites, also for the home factor, but the Danes are definitely not to be underestimated. Taking into account the most recent matches, we anticipate that it will be a close match that will conclude with France emerging victorious by a score of 2-1 after the whole ninety minutes have elapsed.
On the first day of Nations League first-tier group 4, Belgium and Holland meet for the first time. After having achieved access to the World Cup in Qatar with first place in its own group, the Belgian national team is preparing to do well in the Nations League as well. Roberto Martinez’s selection obtained the last defeat in the Nations League against Italy, in the final for third and fourth place: The Azzurri had won 2-1, just like at Euro 2020. It will be a very interesting match against the Dutch, who also won their qualifying round for the world championship, placing themselves ahead of Turkey.
Louis Van Gaal’s side have returned from a friendly draw in March against Germany. The last time these two sides faced each other was in a friendly in 2018, and the result was a 1-1 draw, with goals from Mertens and Danjuma. There have been numerous meetings between these two national teams in history, and we can talk about rivalry. Both will try to win this group, which also includes Poland and Wales, and a success in this debut match would be important to do so.
After beating Burkina Faso in their last International Friendlies match by a score of 3-0, Belgium will be looking to continue their winning streak and hope for more of the same.
In recent games, Belgium has not been very effective in preventing goals from being scored by their opponents. On the other hand, they have been able to score goals for themselves. An examination of Belgium’s performance in their most recent six matches reveals that they have conceded goals in six of those games while also having their goals compromised in five of those contests.
The Netherlands’ most recent match, which was against Germany in an international friendly, ended in a 1-1 draw.
In the most recent six matches that the Netherlands have participated in, there have been a total of 21 goals scored, which results in an average of 3.5 goals scored in each contest. This demonstrates the Dutch team’s preference for high-scoring contests.
Injured and suspended
Belgium: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Netherlands: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Belgium vs Netherlands Predicted XI
Belgium Predicted XI: Courtois, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Meunier, Castagne, Witsel, De Bruyne, Tielemans, Mertens, Lukaku, Hazard.
Netherlands Predicted XI: Cillessen, de Vrij, van Dijk, Blind, Dumfries, de Jong, Klaassen, Til, Depay, Bergwijn, Weghorst
We are talking about two teams that always give life to matches full of opportunities and goals. The precedents between them and also the latest releases have always guaranteed a show, and for this reason, we think it can happen again at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.
As a result, we anticipate that it will be a competitive match, with Belgium emerging victorious by a score of 2-0 after all is said and done.