Ukraine v Greece Betting
Although Greece won the European Championships just five years ago and qualified for the finals two years ago, qualifying for the World Cup finals is a whole different ball game for the Greeks as they tried to qualify for the finals for only the second time. It was just over 4 years ago when they had to play Ukraine in a match to decide qualification from their Group, but it was Ukraine who came out on top 1-0 and killed off the Greek hopes. Although Ukraine will have felt as though they had the upper hand after the goaless draw in Greece in the first leg, it was the Greeks who qualified after their 1-0 win in the Ukraine.
Ukraine were somewhat of a surprise qualifier from Group 6 after beating Croatia into third place and securing a play-off place. Stong defensively the Ukraine only conceded six goals during the Group stage and only one of those was in the Ukraine where they collected thirteen points from a possible fifteen including a win over group winners England.
Although Greece were the seeded team, the bookmakers made them underdogs.
Ukraine v Greece 2nd Leg Result
|Donetsk - Donbass Arena||Score|
|0-1 (0-1)||Dimitrios Salpingidis (31')|
|Ref: Olegario Benquerenca|
Greece v Ukraine 1st Leg Result
|Athens - Olympic Stadium||Score|
|Ref: Laurent Duhamel|
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