Ukraine vs Spain Prediction, 10/13/2020 UEFA Nations League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ukraine vs Spain
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Location: NSC Olimpiyskiy in Kiev, Ukraine
Odds/Point Spread: Ukraine (-125) Spain (-106)
Andriy Yarmolenko and Ukraine (1-0-2 in Nations League) play Spain (2-1-0 in Nations League) at NSC Olimpiyskiy on Tuesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Andriy Pyatov for Ukraine and David de Gea for Spain. The moneyline on this game has Ukraine coming in at -125 and the Spaniards are priced at -106. The O/U has been set at 3.
Ukraine as a team have totaled 3 goals for the tournament, which ranks 29th in the league. They have attempted 27 shots at their opponents goal with 10 of them being on target, which calculates to a 37.0% SOT percentage. They have committed 24 fouls and have drawn 49 fouls in this tournament. Ukraine has been able to control possession for 33.7% of the time.
Andriy Yarmolenko is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Ukranians. He has accounted for 60 assists while accumulating 45 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Yarmolenko has had a starting assignment in 229 matchups so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.48 G/90. The forward who is from Ukraine has totaled 109 goals in 20,542 professional minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Ruslan Malinovskyi, the midfielder representing for Ukraine. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 36 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 38 goals. Malinovskyi has played 12,296 mins in 138 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 44 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.28 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Urkraine will be Andriy Pyatov. Pyatov has been on the field for a total of 29,929 mins and has 678 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.65 (201 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .776. The goalie representing Urkraine has seen 878 shots tried at him in 332 career starting assignments. Pyatov (239-54-39 record in his career) has accumulated 154 shutouts, which has earned him a 46.4% clean sheet percentage.
The Spaniards average a total of 5.67 shots on goal per 90 minutes and have earned 6 goals thus far. Thus far, they are controlling possession of the ball 63% of the time. Spain has 36 fouls this tourney (41st in the league) with 27 fouls drawn. They have hit on 34.7% of their shots on target on 49 total shots.
Thiago Alcántara should provide solid play for Spain. The midfielder from Spain has been on the pitch for 15,530 professional minutes and he has scored 24 goals. He has 31 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 32 times. He currently averages 0.14 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 245 games in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Rodrigo, the forward representing Spain. He has totaled 67 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 38 times. Rodrigo has been given a total of 25 yellow card cautions in 16,524 mins played (191 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.36.
David de Gea will be residing in front of the goal for Spain. Thus far in his career, Gea has surrendered 406 goals while totaling 1,069 stops in 373 starts. He has allowed 1.09 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 200-84-89. He sports a save percentage of .733 and his clean sheet rate sits at 34.3%. Gea has accumulated 128 clean sheets while defending 1,457 shots against him in 33,553 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's UEFA Nations League game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Spain (-106)
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