Ukraine are favorites to take this game on paper, but Northern Ireland should not be dismissed or underestimated at all, qualifying for the European showpiece as group winners. Ukraine lost to Germany in the previous game but they put in an aggressive performance for the game. Northern Ireland started badly, and looks to make amends in this match. They need to play more aggressively and passionately if they are to make any impact in this competition. We expect to see many changes in the team for the game.
Ukraine has no fresh injury worries and all players will be ready for this must win encounter. Northern Ireland too is ready for the game and expects to go all guns blazing for this encounter.
Possible Starting Lineups
Ukraine: Yevhen Konoplyanka, Andriy Yarmolenko
Northern Ireland: Stephen Davis, Kyle Lafferty, Jonny Evans
Ukraine vs. Northern Ireland Prediction
The game is expected to be tough and both sides will have chances to pick points. There will be a lot of scoring chances and both sides will attack but maintain caution with a strong defense. It is a must win game for both sides and there is much to prove. However, Ukraine is expected to clinch the tie, though it will not be an easy task by any means.