Scotland can be promoted to League A of the Nations League on Tuesday when they face Ukraine for the second time in this international break.
Steve Clarke’s side need just one point to secure top spot in Group B1, which will secure them at least a EURO 2024 play-off spot.
Tartan Army have won their last three games in the competition and overcame their opponents at Hampden Park last week, beating them 3-0.
It will be the third time this year that Scotland have faced Ukraine, with both sides winning one of their encounters.
Ukraine vs Scotland: talkSPORT coverage
This Nations League meeting will take place on Tuesday 27 September. Kick off is at 7:45 p.m.
The match is being played at Marszalek Pilsudski Stadium in Krakow, Poland due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
talkSPORT 2 will provide live coverage of the match with commentary from Alex Crook and Scotland Women captain Rachel Corsie.
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Ukraine vs Scotland: Team News
Ukraine will be without midfielder Sergey Sydorchuk, who received his second yellow card of the group stage against Armenia.
Scott McTominay is also suspended and will not be available for Scotland.
Kieran Tierney and Scott McKenna both pulled out of the tartan army squad with head and knee injuries respectively.
Stephen Kingsley and Barrie McKay were called in their place.
Ukraine vs Scotland: What was said?
Scotland midfielder Ryan Christie looked positively to Tuesday night’s game in Poland.
“The best way to gain confidence is to win games,” Christie said. “We are looking to do it again on Tuesday.
“We know one point will be enough, but it would be nice to come out of this camp with three wins. The summer we had was frustrating. We were desperate to go to a World Cup.
“We wanted to solve this problem against Ukraine on Wednesday night and we did. We wanted to put Dublin back together on Saturday night and I feel like we did.
“The best thing now is to win all three games in this camp, that will change opinions again and we can get a good dose of confidence and hopefully push for another major tournament.”
Ukraine vs Scotland: match facts
- John McGinn has taken more shots (19) and created more chances (12) than any other Scottish player in this edition of the UEFA Nations League.
- Artem Dovbyk was directly involved in three goals in Ukraine’s 5-0 win over Armenia in their last match (2 goals, 1 assist), despite playing just 24 minutes in as a substitute. Prior to that, he had scored just one goal (no assists) in his last 240 minutes of UEFA Nations League action.
- Oleksandr Zubkov was directly involved in three goals in Ukraine’s 5-0 win over Armenia in their last match (1 goal 2 assists), more than he did in his 22 first international selections combined before (1 goal, 1 assist).
- Including those played in Poland, Ukraine have lost just one of their seven home games in the UEFA Nations League (W5 D1), losing 2-1 to Germany in October 2020.
- Scotland have won four of their last six away games in all competitions (D1 L1), while scoring eight goals in their previous four (W2 D1 L1), one more than in their nine previous ones on the road (7).
- Scotland lost their only away game to Ukraine, 2-0 in October 2006. However, the Tartan Army are unbeaten in their last three visits to Poland (W1 D2), since a friendly loss 1 -0 against the Poles in May 1980.
- Ukraine have alternated winning (2) and losing (2) in their four games against Scotland in all competitions, losing 3-0 in Glasgow last Wednesday.
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