Andriy Shevchenko’s side have been in strong scoring form, while the visitors lead by Cristiano Ronaldo are always dangerous in the final third
Both teams are unbeaten and in strong form heading into the clash, with their previous meeting back in March ending goalless in Lisbon.
Ukraine have won their three home games in the group without conceding a goal with their most recent success coming against Lithuania on Friday with a 2-0 scoreline.
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Fernando Santos fielded an extremely strong team against Luxembourg with Bernardo Silva, Joao Felix and Cristiano Ronaldo all starting. Expect that trident to lead the Portguese attack once more, with Ronaldo in search of his 700th career goal.
Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko is unlikely to make many changes to the side that comfortably saw off Lithuania.
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Since their goalless draw in the opening match of the group, these two sides have scored in all of their subsequent qualifiers.
Ukraine have netted in each of their last seven home matches in all competitions, while Portugal have netted nine goals in their last three games in the group.
Shevchenko’s men meanwhile have only conceded one goal in their six matches, but the visitors boast serious firepower with plenty of talented, in-form forwards and backing goals in the game seems a wise option.
Tips and predictions
Both teams to score is available at 1.83 and looks like an obvious selection given both side’s respective scoring records.
This selection has paid out in four of Portugal’s last six games in all competitions. Over 2.5 goals in the game is priced at 2.01 and could also be worthy of consideration.
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