In theory this should be a game to decide who goes through automatically to the last 16 with Germany, although the nature of qualification for the knock-out stage means that a draw could be a perfectly acceptable result for both teams provided they each defeated Northern Ireland (by no means guaranteed of course).
Poland go into Euro 2016 as marginal favourites to win this match according to the Ukraine v Poland betting odds. Although dependent on the requirements of each team going into this game, it’s unlikely that there will be much to choose between the them, but both have quality attacking options and so backing both teams to score with any Ukraine v Poland free bets could be a good option.
This could certainly be a very entertaining game, as it would be a surprise were Germany not to top this group so, with all due respect to Northern Ireland, whichever one of these teams prevails here should probably secure the second automatic qualification place. The fact that the two countries share a border adds to the interest.
Where Poland look to have the edge is in attack, where Robert Lewandowski and Arkadiusz Milik provide a genuine goal threat. Ukraine has excellent attacking options in Yevhen Konoplyanka and Andriy Yarmolenko, but they tend to operate out wide and there’s no Andriy Shevchenko or Sergiy Rebrov these days.
There have been seven previous meetings between the teams, with Ukraine having a narrow advantage of three wins to two, with a couple of draws. This could be too close to call and much could depend on whoever holds the advantage in the group going into this game.