According to coach Oleksandr Petrakov, apart from the squad, which is quite a lot for the Ukrainian national team, there are five main players. But the defenders have returned to the ranks that were not in Glasgow, where the Scots declassified the Ukrainian team.
On Saturday, September 24, the 5th round match of the League of Nations 2022/23 between the national teams of Armenia and Ukraine will be played in Yerevan. The start of the match in the stadium. Vazgen Sargsyan is scheduled to arrive at 16:00 Kyiv time.
Previous match between Ukraine and Armenia
In June, in Lodz, Poland, Ukraine beat its opponent with a score of 3:0: Ruslan Malinovsky, Alexander Karavaev and Vitaliy Mykolenko signed David Yurchenko’s gates.
But the wards of Alexander Petrakov are approaching the match with Armenia after a bitter defeat of the Scottish team.
Ukraine lost the match in Glasgow “by a single door”. The Celts hit Anatoly Trubin’s goal with 16 shots, while the Ukrainians hit Craig Gordon’s goal only once.
Staff replenishment: Mikolenko and Zabarny are back
In the match against Scotland, some key players were absent due to injuries and disqualification, but in Yerevan the team will be assisted by a recovering fullback Vitaly Mikolenko and a suspended centre-back Ilya Zabarny. Dnepr-1’s defender Eduard Sarapiy may also make his debut for the national team.
Team leader Oleksandr Zinchenko is still recovering, as are Georgiy Bushchan and Mykola Shaparenko. The latter will be off the football field, at least until the end of the year.
What did the national team coach say before the match?
Alexander Petrakov expects a rather tense duel. At a press conference, the coach said that he can’t rely on the five core players, which is pretty much for the Ukraine team. He estimates the probability of success at 50/50, as this is a match at the opponent’s home court, coached by a Spanish expert.
Petrakov announced the call of defender Sarapiy after a number of players were threatened with disqualification due to the number of yellow cards. One more is enough to miss the next match with Scotland, which is likely to be decisive for the national team.
“The game with Armenia will be tense: we need points just like our opponent. The coach needs to think ahead,” Petrakov said.
Armenia v Ukraine match in the League of Nations: where and when to watch
The broadcast of the Armenia-Ukraine football match can be watched online and free of charge on the National Telethon broadcast and on the official YouTube channel of the Ukrainian Football Federation at 16:00 Kyiv time.
Armenia – Ukraine match in the League of Nations: bettors prediction
Bookmakers consider Ukraine as the favourite. It is recommended to bet on the victory of the blue-yellows with a coefficient of 1.50, on the victory of Armenia – 6.5 or even 7, on a draw coefficient – 4.10.
Recall that the matches of the Ukrainian national team will be shown on YouTube for free. For 6 days, the blue-yellows will have to play 3 matches in the League of Nations.
Previously Focus He reported that Scotland beat Ukraine by a smashing score: 3:0. The Scots carried out more dangerous attacks on the gates of Anatoly Trubin, incessant pressure eventually resulted in goals. Ukrainian football players once again summed up their inability to play on the “second floor” and defend against standards. Dynamo Kyiv faced similar difficulties in the Europa League match against Fenerbahce.
Previously Focus He realized how Scottish coach Steve Clark outlived Alexander Petrakov. The secret to the success of the Scots is the “boring” theoretical lectures and detailed modeling of game segments.