Ukraine vs Austria – Euro 2020 Betting Tips

Ukraine is taking on Austria at the National Arena in Bucharest, Romania on the 21st of June 2021 at 21:30 IST. It’s a virtual knockout awaiting us at Bucharest on Monday with the winner likely to qualify while a loss for either team could mean curtains and they’ll have to wait for other results to go their way from thereon.

Ukraine Form and Team News

Ukraine won the second game against North Macedonia with a scoreline of two goals to one thus strengthening their stake for qualification and a win in the last game could mean just that as well. Ukraine in the first game against the mighty Netherlands were able to produce a good performance even though they ended up on the losing side. They were trailing by two goals at a point and brought the game back to a stalemate in the 79th minute with an equaliser and could’ve also won it from there if not for a late winner from Dumfries. In the EURO qualification rounds, Ukraine were part of Group B with the likes of Portugal, Serbia, Luxembourg and Lithuania too in the mix. Ukraine finished as the number one team in the group with 20 points from eight games played. They won six games while losing not losing any games in the process. They also drew two games in the campaign. They did not score many goals with just 17 strikes in the back of the net, but still, their defensive game was spot on thus prompting them to the number one status in the group with the Christiano Ronaldo led Portugal too being in the frame of things. 

Andriy Shevchenko, the Ukraine national football team coach has been so far spot on with his defensive game where the team have defended brilliantly, but this has also in a sense affected the team as well, they have not been able to score many goals in the process as well. Andriy would need to rectify that aspect of the game as well which could prove vital in this tournament and they did that to a certain extent and return victorious against North Macedonia in the last game. Captain Yarmolenko and Yaremchuk netted goals for their side. Zinchonko was brilliant in the flanks, while the likes of Mykolenko and Zabarnyi did not have a good game. 

Austria Form and Team News

Austria after the clinical win over North Macedonia in the first game produced an untoward performance in the second game against the Dutch and ended by losing it by the same GD margin they defeated North Macedonia in the first game. Austria managed to reap full rewards of being attacking in the first game against North Macedonia at home, netting in as many as three goals and winning the tie comfortably. While they would’ve liked to have a clean slate to their name without having had to concede anything, but Austria found a way to sneak a goal past them denting their GD a bit. Austria have never won against the Netherlands and will look to show some solid performance in their second UEFA Euro 2020 match. Austria is currently ranked 23rd in the UEFA rankings. They have qualified for Euro 2020 by finishing second in their group. With losing just one of the six matches in the Nations League, Austria topped their group chart with 13 points. Thus, Austria is in decent form coming into this match. 

No player is reported injured or suspended. Hence, all will be available for selection. Franco Foda is known for his defensive tactics. The former Bayer Leverkusen player loves to play it safe and defend first. While his playing approach may not sound exciting, the Austrians have benefited from it. Austria has won 21 of the 34 matches it has played under his guidance. In addition, 21 of their 26 players competed in the German Bundesliga last season. The Austrians are often considered to be the Euro’s dark horse. David Alaba, Marko Arnautović, Aleksandar Dragović, and Martin Hinteregger are expected to start. 

Odds by Casumo

Ukraine are the favorites to win according to the Casumo Sportsbook. They are placed at 3.60 odds while Austria is placed at 3.95. The odds for a draw is 1.97.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

This is a very hard game to predict, the result could go either way depending on which side has a decent day in the outing. The head to head record is equal, they are tied on points in the table with equal GD as well. Ukraine who are playing as the host can be called the favorites to win this owing to their good home record recently while Austria does not have a good away record in recent games. 

Tip 1: Total Goals over 2.5

All three of their last three matches that Ukraine have played across competitions have had the total goals to be over 2.5. While playing at home, Ukraine have had their last two games where the total goals have been over 2.5. In the case of Austria, in their last ten matches played, they have had the total goals to be over 2.5 in six matches of those. Playing away across competitions, three of their last four matches also had the total goals to be over 2.5. In the Qualification rounds, Austria have had two of the last four total matches where the above condition was satisfied. Out of their last four qualification matches, Ukraine had three matches where the total goals were over 2.5. So it’s quite likely the match will have over 2.5 goals. According to the Casumo Sportsbook, the odds for the total goals to be over 2.5 is 2.90.

Tip 2: Both teams to score

In the last eight matches played by Ukraine across competitions, six of those have had both teams score. While playing at home, three of the last five matches Ukraine have played across competitions have had both teams scoring. In the qualification rounds, Austria had two of the last four matches where both teams have scored. Five of the last ten matches they have been part of across competitions have had the above condition being satisfied. Playing head to head with Ukraine, all of their last two games have seen both were part of both teams scoring scenarios. Out of their last four qualification matches, Ukraine had three matches where the above condition was satisfied, so it’s most likely both teams might end up scoring. The odds for Both Teams to score according to the Casumo Sportsbook is 1.94.


As said before, the winner of this game could finish in the top two positions of the table while the loser will have to wait for several other results to go their way. So no matter what, both teams will be expected to go for the kill. Summarising on a couple of bets from above:

  1. Total goals over 2.5 @ 2.90
  2. Both teams to score @ 1.94

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