The visitors proved their strength by holding Germany to a 1-1 draw in Wednesdays friendly in Wolfsburg. They did so without the likes of Nemanja Matic and Aleksandar Mitrovic who should both feature this tie against Portugal.
Ukraine vs Serbia Match Info
Speaking of his international career, Nikola Vukcevic made his Montenegro debut against Ghana on 5 March, 2014 in a friendly game. In 2013 he joined Braga as a free player and he initially played for the reserve team. After making 31 appearances for Braga B he made his debut for the first team against Vitoria, coming from the bench in the stoppage time. The Montenegro footballer scored four goals in 65 league appearances for the club.
Nemanja Matic has also developed into a key member of the Serbian national team that have been largely struggling of late. He rejoined Chelsea in 2014 for a fee of 25M and he helped the Blues win the Premier League title in the 2014/2015 season. Matic was in the form of his life in the 2013/2014 Primeira Liga campaign and he helped the Eagles clinch the domestic trophy.
Portugal vs Serbia Prediction & Match Preview
Marius Stankevicius is considered Lithuanias most notable footballer as he played for the likes of Lazio, Hannover, Sampdoria, Sevilla and Valencia in the past. Lithuania managed to beat Scotland in the qualifiers for the 2004 European Championship, but they eventually failed to book their place at the showpiece tournament in Portugal. The former Soviet republic have yet to book their place at the finals of a major tournament, but they were competitive in the UEFA Euro 2004 qualifiers as they managed to play out a draw with Germany on the road.
They have got to get something going, but even with Serbia experiencing difficulties, it is almost impossible to see them turning it around here and now. Lithuania will have those same feelings, but they have it much worse than Serbia do. They have just two draws, both consecutively, to go with eight losses in the last year, showing a severely awful run of form.
Lithuania Predicted Starting Line up
The Lithuania national football team played their first official game on June 24, 1923, with the team suffering a heavy 5-0 loss to Estonia in Kaunas. Lithuania was occupied by Soviet Union in 1940 and 50 years later they regained their independence.
Ukraine vs Serbia prediction for this Friday evening at Arena Lviv brings you all relevant facts and betting tips that will make a job of a correct score predicting a lot easier. Read on and find out our opinion on the match between the two teams that besides Portugal are the leading contenders to win Group B.
Serbia vs Lithuania Prediction & Betting Tips
Also, Ukraine was unbeaten in 12 of their last 13 overall matches, and they have conceded just a single goal in total in their last three games.
Nikolas contract with Braga expires on 30 June, 2020. His main position is defensive midfielder, but he plays as a central midfielder and as attacking midfielder as well. The Hrabri sokoli defeated the Black Stars back then.
Serbia vs Lithuania Match Prediction
A man to watch in the away team will be Premier League attacker Aleksandar Mitrovic, whilst Serbia defenders should have Monaco attacker Stevan Jovetic at bay. Mladen Krstajics charges kicked off their UEFA Nations League campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Lithuania, but they dropped two points in a 2-2 draw with Romania in Belgrade. As previously mentioned, the Montenegrins are a real force to be reckoned with at home, therefore, we predict the two sides are going to play out a draw in Podgorica. It has to be noted that the two teams meet for the first time ever in a competitive match. Montenegro aim to build on a 2-0 victory over Lithuania and seeing that they are tough to beat at home, the Serbs face an uphill task in their third group game. Stadion Pod Goricom will host Thursdays football game between Montenegro and Serbia, the two former Yugoslavian republics.
Ukraine vs Serbia Prediction
Serbia played one match in Group B and after ninety minutes of play, they brought home from Portugal one point. After a draw in Portugal, Ukraine managed to win the next game that took place in Luxembourg. Both teams are of relatively equal quality, and we expect an open fight. In the last four home matches, there were under 2.5 goals, but against Serbia, they scored two goals per game. The game before the one against Portugal, Serbia also played away only this time against Germany and the result was 1-1. Now with four points, they sit in the first place in Group B. Ukraine does not score too many goals when they play at home.
In midfield, Arvydas Novikovas is the one to watch. The striker has scored just under one goal in every five matches through 51 international games, showing he is capable but not altogether consistent enough to always trouble. He scored the goal that came them a good point against Luxembourg, adding to his tally that now sits at six. Going forward, Lithuanias biggest goal threat is captain Fedor Cernych.