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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Nations League match Armenia vs. Ukraine predictions, team news, expected line-ups and more.

Armenia undertake Ukraine in group E UEFA Nations League Saturday.

The hosts have a chance to move off the bottom of the table if they can claim victory.


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After securing back-to-back promotion from League D to League B, Armenia are in danger of being relegated to the third tier of the Nations League at the end of their current campaign.

After defeating the Republic of Ireland 1-0 in their first match at the Vasgen Sargsian Republican Stadium, they are bottom of Group E, one point behind Ireland, after losing three games in a row.

But Saturday’s game against Ukraine in Yerevan is even more important given that we are away to Ireland on Tuesday. A win, and if Scotland don’t lose, will put their fate in their own hands as they head to Dublin next week. Stephen Kennyweekend side.

Having never reached a major tournament as an independent nation, avoiding relegation could prevent further declines in the FIFA World Rankings, potentially hurting seeding rights as a result.

Indeed, the Mountaineers, who reached an all-time high of No. 30 in February 2014, have recently fallen to No. 92 in the world despite their former Sevilla boss. Joaquin Caparros Since taking office in March 2020, he has made a significant impact.

Ukraine's Oleksandr Zinchenko celebrates after the match on June 1, 2022© Reuters

Meanwhile, Ukraine lost top spot in Group E to Scotland. Steve Clarkteam beat the winner 3-0 at Hampden Park on Wednesday.

The host seemed on the more threatening side throughout. Oleksandr PetrakovCompared to Scotland’s tally of 24, only 3 shots were collected during the match, 8 of them by Test goalkeepers. Anatoly Turbin.

Aston Villas John McGuinn After 70 minutes, the stalemate is finally broken before the substitution. Lyndon Dykes After Ukraine’s 3–1 victory in the World Cup qualification playoffs in June, Scotland bagged a quick brace to ensure Scotland got their revenge.

The two sides will meet again next Tuesday in Krakow, but Petrakov’s side will have to beat Armenia on Saturday and hope for support from Ireland if they are to take control of promotion to League A and head for the opposite game. .

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Ukrainian forward Artem Doybyk celebrates after scoring a goal against Scotland in the World Cup play-offs on 1 June 2022.© Reuters

Armenia will be without Varazdat Haloyan When Eduardo Persian Due to the suspension, the duo accumulated one yellow card too many in their country’s 4–1 defeat to Scotland in June.

Ahman Hovhanisian When Kamo Hovanisian Both were sent off in that match, but neither was included in Caparrós’ squad for the next game.

Sergey Mukruchan When Serob Galustian We hope to make our international debut at some point next week.

Ukraine, on the other hand, could be an alternative Artem Dovik When Roman Yaremchuk Petrakov is looking to heighten his side’s goal threat after a slump against Scotland on Wednesday.

Considering his side has three games in seven days, there could be more rotations ahead of Tuesday’s reverse fixture against Scotland. Vitaly Mykorenko, Serhi Sidrchuk When Oleksandr Zubkov The most likely candidate to participate in the Starting XI.

Oleksandr Zinchenko A calf injury kept him out of Arsenal’s victory over Brentford last weekend and was therefore not named to his country’s team.

Armenian starting lineup candidates:
Yurchenko; Dasyan, Hanbarzmyan, Boscanian, Mukoyan, Hakobyan. Grigoryan, Babayan, Bayramian.Zelalayan, Balsegan

Candidates for the Ukrainian starting lineup:
Turbin; Karabaev, Bondar, Matvienko, Mikolenko. Zubkov, Sidrchuk, Malinovsky.Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk, Mudrik


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Armenia 1-3 Ukraine

Ukraine are missing two of their most experienced and talented players to suspensions, so visitors can expect a comfortable victory.

They are likely to play more freely and enjoy a high-spirited attack than when they were restrained with arms outstretched by Scotland mid-week, and a win on Saturday will put them into next week’s reverse fixture. Ahead, hopes of promotion to the top tier of the Nation League live on.

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