Scotland and Ukraine meet for a place in the European FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup playoff final on what is certain to be an emotional occasion at Hampden Park.
Ukraine's players have not been involved in a match against another country since the attack on their homeland began in February, although they faced Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach on May 11.
The squad have been preparing at the Slovenian Football Association's training centre in Brdo as they aim to extend their campaign by beating Scotland in their first competitive match since the group stage finished in November.
Steve Clarke's Scotland have not been to the World Cup finals since 1998, and victory would send them through to a final in Wales on June 5.
How to watch Scotland vs. Ukraine
|Wed, June 1
|Wed, June 1
|Wed, June 1
|Thur, June 2
|Sky Go, NOW TV
UK: The match is carried by Sky Sports on TV and streaming platforms.
Canada: TLN will carry the match in Canada with a stream also available on UEFA.tv.
Australia: Optus Sport have streaming rights to UEFA World Cup qualifiers in Australia.
Scotland vs. Ukraine predicted lineups
Clarke is boosted in defence by the returns of John Souttar and Liam Cooper, who missed Scotland's friendlies against Poland and Austria in March.
Scotland have named an expanded 28-man squad to cope with the possibility of five games in two weeks, including a potential qualifying final in Cardiff and UEFA Nations League fixtures.
Scotland predicted lineup (3-4-2-1): Gordon (GK) — Cooper, Tierney, Souttar — Patterson, Robertson, Jack, Ferguson — McGinn, Armstrong – Adams
With Ukrainian Premier League action suspended due to the war, some of Oleksandr Petrakov's players have made their Slovenian base a home over the past month.
Defender Denys Popov has been working separately with a fitness coach. Goalkeeper Andriy Lunin was one of the last players to join the squad after being named on the bench by Real Madrid for their UEFA Champions League final win over Liverpool.
Ukraine predicted lineup (4-3-3): Bushchan (GK) — Sobol, Zabarnyi, Matvienko, Karavayev — Zinchenko, Stepanenko, Malinovskyi — Tsygankov, Yaremchuk, Yarmolenko
Scotland vs. Ukraine betting odds
Ukraine emerged unbeaten from a qualifying group won by France, but the betting markets believe that home-field advantage and more competitive preparation will give Scotland the advantage in this crucial game.
The odds compilers reckon a Ukraine win is the least likely outcome and have produced short odds on both teams to find the net in a game in which motivation will not be an issue with the prospect of a major step towards Qatar 2022 for the victors.
Note: Odds below are for 90 minutes of regulation. The match would proceed to extra time and potential penalty kicks, if necessary.
|Scotland Win (90 mins)
|Draw (90 mins)
|Ukraine Win (90 mins)
|Over 2.5 Goals
|Both Teams to Score