Author: Tony MacDonald
Published: 12:37 11/11/2015
Get an added edge on your Ukraine v Slovenia goalscorer bets for Saturday's Euro 2016 Play-Off 1st Leg clash with the football betting offers at William Hill.
Ukraine's inability to defeat Slovakia ultimately cost them an automatic qualification spot in Euro 2016 Group C, though Mykhaylo Fomenko's men made Spain work extremely hard to earn narrow 1-0 victories in both home and away meetings, so will take heart from those results. The Team conceded just 3 goals on home soil during the group stage, so will be looking to make their advantage as hosts count in the first leg at Arena Lviv.
Slovenia raised their game when playing England in Group E and were the only side to score past the runaway leaders both home and away, though performance levels were not consistent and a defeat in Estonia coupled with a disappointing draw at home to Lithuania ended their hopes of qualifying as group runners-up. Srečko Katanec will be asking his players to turn it up a notch and get a result to protect when the sides play again in Maribor next week.
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 from 17:00 (GMT) and is sure to appeal to both casual punters and professional gamblers, with plenty of betting opportunities in the First Goalscorer market.
Goalscorer Second Chance
Industrious forward Yevhen Seleznyov never gives defenders a moments peace and will be closing down from the front for the hosts. He heads the First Goalscorer betting, though is not as prolific a scorer as midfielder Andriy Yarmolenko who is available at a better price. Artem Kravets has shown his ability on the international stage to score 4 goals from 10 caps for Ukraine and is worthy of interest if starting the game, while Pylyp Budkivskyi is yet to get off the mark for his country and Yevhen Konoplyanka will as ever be threat, cutting in from the flanks.
Milivoje Novaković profited from some poor defending to score the opener against England and finished the group stage on 6 goals, so is clearly the main danger man for Slovenia. The visitors are underdogs and will be looking to make the most of set-pieces, so it's interesting to note that skipper Boštjan Cesar was a real threat in the air to score twice in qualification, a tally matched by midfielder Nejc Pečnik. Valter Birsa and Andraž Kirm are others to consider from the middle of the park.
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