Germany host Ukraine in a UEFA Nations League match at the Red Bull Arena on Saturday. Both sides are still in with a chance of topping the group and proceeding to the semi-finals, so there is plenty at stake.
Germany are currently on an 11-match unbeaten run. They topped their Euro 2020 qualification group with seven wins in their eight games.
Germany’s form in the UEFA Nations League has been inconsistent. They drew 1-1 at home with Spain then 1-1 away at Switzerland before a 3-3 home draw with Turkey in a friendly.
They followed that up with a 2-1 UEFA Nations League win away in Ukraine and a 3-3 home draw with Switzerland.
Germany beat Czech Republic 1-0 in their last match in a friendly as Luca Waldschmidt scored the only goal.
Germany Team News
There are some absentees for Germany as defender Joshua Kimmich underwent knee surgery and midfielder Kai Havertz has Covid-19.
Timo Werner, Leon Goretzka, Manuel Neuer and Serge Gnabry and several others were all rested for the Czech Republic game and are expected to return to start this one.
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Bernd Leno, Kevin Trapp
Defenders: Robin Koch, Mattias Ginter, Jonathan Tah, Benjamin Hendricks, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Stark, Phillip Max, Niklas Sule, Felix Udokhai
Midfielders: Florian Neuhaus, Toni Kroos, Mahmoud Dahoud, Julian Brandt, Leon Goretzka, Nadiem Amiri, Leroy Sane
Forwards: Timo Werner, Luca Waldschmidt, Serge Gnabry
In late 2019, Ukraine qualified for Euro 2020 by topping their group ahead of Portugal as they won six and drew two of their eight matches.
In the UEFA Nations League, they beat Switzerland 2-1 at home, then lost 4-0 away to Spain and 2-1 at home to Germany having also lost 7-1 away to France in a friendly match.
Ukraine followed that up by beating Spain 1-0 at home in their last UEFA Nations League match before a 2-0 friendly loss away to Poland on Wednesday.
Ukraine Team News
Ukraine rested several players in midweek against Poland and most of the first choice players who did start only played 45 mins.
Ukraine’s two most well known players are winger Andriy Yarmolenko (38 goals in 92 caps) from West Ham and midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City.
Viktor Tsyhankov from Dynamo Kiev scored the winner against Spain and brings goals from midfield.
Andriy Pyatov captains the team in goal and has 95 caps for his country.
Goalkeepers: Andriy Pyatov, Andriy Lunin Yuriy Riznyk
Defenders: Mykola Matviyenko, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Eduard Sobol, Bohdan Mykhaylichenko, Illya Zabarnyi, Yukhym Konoplya, Yevhen Cheberko, Valeriy Bondar
Midfielders: Andriy Yarmolenko, Taras Stepanenko, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Serhiy Sydorchuk, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Viktor Kovalenko, Viktor Tsyhankov, Marlos, Yevhenii Makarenko, Oleksandr Zubkov, Ihor Kharatin
Forwards: Roman Yaremchuk, Junior Moraes
Germany vs Ukraine Head to Head
These sides have met on seven occasions with four wins for Germany and three draws.
The last encounter was in October in the UEFA Nations League as Germany won 2-1 in Ukraine as Matthia Ginter and Leon Goretzka scored for the visitors and Ruslan Malinovskyi netted for Ukraine.
Germany vs Ukraine Odds
Germany are big favourites for this game at 1.33 while Ukraine are priced at 9.00 to win. A draw is available at 5.00 with bet365
Germany vs Ukraine Match Up
Germany have a fresh team after many players were rested in midweek, have beaten Ukraine recently and have a lot to play for in Leipzig as Spain lead the group.
Germany vs Ukraine Stats
- Germany have won 5 and drawn 4 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
- Germany have scored in their last 19 matches (all competitions).
- Germany have scored 3 goals in 2 of their last 3 home matches (all competitions).
- Germany have kept 1 clean sheet in their last 7 matches (all competitions).
- Ukraine have 0 wins in 7 matches against Germany (all competitions).
- Ukraine have lost 5 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).