Scotland go up against Ukraine in the UEFA Nations League 2022-23 at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Thursday, September 22, 2022. The match will start at 12:15 AM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

The Scottish national team failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022 after a disappointing qualifying campaign. Scotland beat Armenia twice in the first three matches of the current UNL season - a 2-0 win at home and a 4-1 victory in Armenia. Andy Robertson and Ross Stewart will not feature against Ukraine due to injury concerns.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian national team are unbeaten so far in this UEFA Nations League campaign, following a win each against Ireland and Armenia. The visitors are favourites to finish atop League B Group 1. Ukraine's key midfielder, Oleksandr Zinchenko will be unavailable for selection in Glasgow.

Scotland vs Ukraine UEFA Nations League 2022-23 odds

Parimatch odds: Scotland: 2.70, Ukraine: 2.90, Draw: 3.10

Betwinner odds: Scotland: 2.51, Ukraine: 2.93, Draw: 3.14

Betway odds: Scotland: 2.40, Ukraine: 3.00, Draw: 3.20

10CRIC odds: Scotland: 2.45, Ukraine: 2.90, Draw: 3.06

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Scotland vs Ukraine head-to-head

Scotland have played against Ukraine only on three previous occasions. The visitors have the edge, winning twice, while the hosts have won once.

Ukraine made the trip to Scotland earlier this year in the FIFA World Cup qualifier and won 3-1, thanks to an excellent display from their captain, Andriy Yarmolenko.

Scotland’s only win against Ukraine came in 2007 in the UEFA Euro qualifier when the hosts won 3-1 in Glasgow.

Scotland vs Ukraine UEFA Nations League 2022-23 squads

Scotland: Craig Gordon (goalkeeper), Robby McCrorie (goalkeeper), Stephen O'Donnell, Nathan Patterson, Grant Hanley, Jack Hendry, Greg Taylor, Anthony Ralston, Lewis Ferguson, Scott McTominay, John McGinn (captain), Callum McGregor, Billy Gilmour, Stuart Armstrong, Allan Campbell, Aaron Hickey, Ross Stewart, Che Adams, Ryan Christie, David Turnbull, Jacob Brown, Scott McKenna, Kieran Tierney, Ryan Fraser.

Ukraine: Andriy Lunin (goalkeeper), Georgiy Bushchan (goalkeeper), Dmytro Riznyk (goalkeeper), Valeriy Bondar, Taras Kacharaba, Denys Popov, Illia Zabarnyi, Vitaliy Mykolenko, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Oleksandr Syrota, Oleksandr Karavaev, Mykola Matviyenko, Serhiy Sydorchuk, Danylo Ihnatenko, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Mykola Shaparenko, Mykhailo Mudryk, Viktor Tsygankov, Oleksandr Zubkov, Andriy Yarmolenko (captain), Danylo Sikan, Artem Dovbyk, Viktor Kovalenko, Roman Yaremchuk.

Scotland vs Ukraine probable starting lineups

Scotland: Craig Gordon (goalkeeper); Scott McKenna, Grant Hanley, Jack Hendry; Nathan Patterson, John McGinn (captain), Scott McTominay, Kieran Tierney; Ryan Christie, Che Adams, Ryan Fraser.  

Ukraine: Andriy Lunin (goalkeeper); Oleksandr Karavaev, Illia Zabarnyi, Mykola Matviyenko, Vitaliy Mykolenko; Serhiy Sydorchuk; Andriy Yarmolenko (captain), Viktor Kovalenko, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Mykhaylo Mudryk; Roman Yaremchuk.

Scotland vs Ukraine UEFA Nations League 2022-23 combined fantasy XI

Andriy Lunin (goalkeeper); Scott McKenna, Oleksandr Karavaev, Jack Hendry; Nathan Patterson, John McGinn, Scott McTominay, Vitaliy Mykolenko; Andriy Yarmolenko (captain), Che Adams, Ryan Fraser.

Scotland top picks and players to watch vs Ukraine UEFA Nations League 2022-23 

John McGinn: The midfielder has taken over the armband in the absence of Andrew Robertson and has made three goal-contributions in three matches in the current UNL campaign. McGinn averages 2.3 key passes per game in this tournament and his creative abilities have come to the fore off late for the Scottish national team. 

Che Adams: The striker has scored twice this season for his club, Southampton, in the Premier League. Adams’ anchor play and movement inside the penalty box will be a worry for the Ukrainian defenders. Adams scored a goal in Scotland’s 4-1 win over Armenia earlier this year.

Ukraine top picks and players to watch vs Scotland UEFA Nations League 2022-23

Andriy Yarmolenko: Ukraine’s captain is the top pick in this UEFA Nations League encounter at Glasgow. Yarmolenko scored in Ukraine’s win over Scotland in the FIFA World Cup qualifier in June 2022. The winger scored once and assisted a goal for his club in the recent UAE Pro-League matches.  

Vitaliy Mykolenko: The injury to Oleksandr Zinchenko means the impetus on Mykolenko will be higher on the offensive end of the pitch. The Everton left-back netted once in Ukraine’s 3-0 win over Armenia in the team’s last win in this competition. Mykolenko has good ability on set-pieces and is likely to trouble the Scottish backline with his crosses in this match.

Scotland vs Ukraine UEFA Nations League 2022-23 prediction

Scotland have the home advantage in this UEFA Nations League match against Ukraine. However, they were beaten by the visitors earlier this year and will also be missing a few key players. The hosts have a slightly higher winning probability in this match.

On the other hand, Ukraine were in good form in the UNL matches played in June 2022. The visitors also have beaten the hosts twice in three matches and are once again expected to challenge for the victory in Glasgow.