Ukraine Vs Northern Ireland Preview Indian Time Channels and Live Stream: Ukraine meet Northern Ireland in the second round of group stage as both teams look to bounce back from their early defeat at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon on June 16, Thursday. Ukraine lost 2–0 to World Champions Germany in first round of group stage, Valencia defender Mustafi blasted a powerful header at the 19th minute off a ball provided by Real Madrid maestro Toni Kroos while Bastian Schweinsteiger killed the game in injury time.
Ukraine Vs Northern Ireland Indian Time (IST) and Live Stream
Match: Ukraine Vs Northern Ireland (European Championship, Group stage)
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016; 9:30 pm (IST)
Venue: France, Parc Olympique Lyonnais
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Meanwhile Northern Ireland first European Championship ended in 1–0 defeat, Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski was on the score-sheet for the Polish side.
Speaking ahead of the match, Poland coach Andriy Shevchenko said “We have to get three points anyhow in this game, if we don’t get it our chances to progress to next stage will be much worse. Northern Ireland’s strengths are great fighting spirit, like in all British teams, they are danger in set-pieces and defensive organization is good. They will try to play compact but if we play with desire and passion we can achieve our goal”.
Ukraine Vs Northern Ireland Team News
Ukraine do not have any injury concerns, coach Shevchenko will play the same starting XI that played in 2–0 defeat against Germany. On the other side, Northern Ireland also don not have any doubtful players for the game. McAuley and Evans will partner in defensive line while Ferguson, Davis and lafferty are expected to start upfront.
Ukraine starting lineup (4–2‑3–1 formation): Pyatov; Fedetskiy, Khacheridi, Rakitskiy, Shevchuk; Sydorchuk, Stepanenko; Yarmolenko, Kovalenko, Konoplyanka; Zozulya
Northern Ireland starting lineup (3–5‑1–1 formation): McGovern; Cathcart, McAuley, Evans; McLaughlin, McNair, Baird, Norwood, Ferguson; Davis; Lafferty
Ukraine Vs Northern Ireland prediction
We expect a tough match between these two sides. Ukraine with the backing of players like Konoplyanka and Yarmolenko in the midfield might force Northern Ireland to play deep in their own-half. We expect match to end in favor of the Ukraine.
Final prediction: Ukraine 2–0 Northern Ireland