These teams represent a group, and completely different poles. The Ukrainian team confidently leading the group, while Lithuania is on the last place she had so many opportunities to get out.
It is noteworthy that the official statistics of personal meetings between Lithuania and Ukraine are completely equal. Both teams scored 2 wins, and the difference of scored and conceded goals in favor of Lithuania – 5:4.
Note that the referee of the match is Bosnian Irfan of Pelto who likes to look in his pocket, taking out card and a penalty. So, he spent 34 international match, giving them 142 yellow cards and 9 red. In these matches they were assigned to 13 from the penalty spot.
- The coefficients and forecast
Lithuania never have enough stars at the international level, but the current qualification of the team really has not worked.
After 3 matches the team scored only 1 point and despite the fact that the Lithuanians managed to play twice against Luxembourg, which initially was considered the main outsider of the group.
In the confrontation with him and the Lithuanians managed to score their only point in qualifying. The second match against Monaco was lost as the game against Serbia. The only positive thing for Lithuania is that the team scored in each of the 3 matches of the current qualification.
It’s interesting that Lithuania has not won in official matches for almost 3 years. The last victory was over Malta in October 2016, the year in qualifying for the 2018 world Cup. Then the Lithuanians beat Malta with 2-0.
And in General the period was one of the best in the history of Lithuania. The team has not lost 3 matches in a row, and played a draw with Scotland and Slovenia. Current Lithuania to a level far.
The Ukrainian team confidently leading the group, ahead by 6 points in Luxembourg and Serbia. It would seem that the Ukrainians have almost guaranteed himself a ticket to the Euros, but it is not. Serbia and Portugal played less matches than the Ukrainians and the gap can be significantly reduced.
Now Ukraine has a great opportunity to escape from the competitors away, as the Serbs and Portugal will play each other. A draw in their confrontation will be the perfect outcome for the team is Shevchenko.
But relaxing in front of Lithuania is not necessary. Suffice it to recall how Ukraine plays against football “dwarfs”, and the examples are far to seek. Under the current qualification of the team of Andriy Shevchenko met with Monaco and only managed to win thanks to an own goal of the opponent in the final minutes of that match.
And the match with Lithuania 12 years ago, where the Ukrainians lost 0:2 is still fresh in the memory of Shevchenko, Pyatov, who took part in it. There’s Shevchenko and problems. Karavaev, Konoplyanka and Yarmolenko had lately needs match practice.
Another aspect that plays against Ukraine is an artificial pitch at the stadium LFF. A vivid example of a purely “synthetic” club is the “young boys” which stumbled on not long ago, two of the flagship of the Ukrainian football “Dynamo” and “Shakhtar”.
The coefficients and forecast
The best bet on the game is 2 TB. This rate is not lost in all 3 matches of the national team of Lithuania in this qualification. In the matches of the Ukrainian team the result is more modest – 2 of 4. But the difference between the teams is too big and this implies the existence of goals. And might score and Lithuania, which scored in all matches of the current selection. At least 2 goals in this match will be scored.