We’ve reached the last games of the Nations League and Scotland only need to avoid defeat here on Tuesday evening, to gain promotion to the elite groups. The match is being played out of Ukraine, in Poland and will be shown live on Premier Sports 1 with a 19:45 kick off. We’ve previewed the game and provided you with a couple of suggested bets for the occasion. 

Ukraine vs Scotland Tips

Steve Clarke’s side are in fine form right now but are starting to buckle. Kieran Tierney and Scott McKenna have been added to the unavailable list which now means they have seven defenders injured, many of them first choice. There has also been a virus going round the squad which has affected Che Adams and Lyndon Dykes. Add in the suspended Scott McTominay and it really is a dire state of affairs for the Tartan Army. 

Scotland just need a solitary point to win promotion to the A Groups and back to back wins over Ukraine and the Republic of Ireland will give them some much needed confidence heading to Stadion Cracovii in Kraków.

Ukraine need to win here to overtake the Scots and manager Oleksandr Petrakov will be buoyed by the 5-0 demolition of Armenia on Saturday. He will also take confidence from their previous win against Scotland in June, in another winner-takes-all type game. 

Ukraine are the 13/10 favs, the draw is 23/10 and the Scots are outsiders at 11/5.

Ukraine vs Scotland Odds

Match result – Draw @ 23/10

This is going to be a titanic tussle in Kraków with so much on the line for both sides. Obviously Clarke’s men are depleted but they badly want this one. They gained partial revenge for June’s World Cup defeat in their 3-0 win last week but this would go a long way to redemption for the squad.

They look to have so much togetherness and belief right now and whilst this is gonna be no cakewalk, I think they’ll do just enough to get over the line with a point. 

#PickYourPunt – Artem Dovbyk to score and Aaron Hickey to be carded – 7/1

Next up we have a 7/1 long shot double created in Betfred’s #PickYourPunt feature.

Artem Dovbyk plies his trade domestically at Dnipro-1 but has also had spells in Denmark. The 25-year-old has been a consistent scorer during his time at Dnipro and since being called up to the national squad back in 2021, netting six goals in 13 outings. 

Aaron Hickey started at right back on Saturday but had to come off with a knock. He did however train on Monday, so should be ok to resume his place in the starting XI, given the injuries elsewhere. The 20-year-old Brentford player has impressed so far this season and can play on either flank, yet he can be caught out at times , as evidenced by his three yellow cards in seven Premier League appearances.

Nations League Odds