We are starting to get into the delectable medley of footballing splendor that is the quarter finals of Euro 2020. England have continued their impressive run to reach this stage, while Ukraine have defied all odds to get to their first ever major quarter final.
This is the biggest game of the Ukrainian player’s lives, a chance to etch their names into history with a historic semi-final appearance, while England will be looking to continue the push to bring football home. Our experts are here to guide you on who to back to do so!
Ukraine have done better than most would have thought. A journey to the last 16 wasn’t impossible, but few would have predicted Andriy Shevchenko’s men nicking a 121st minute winner against Sweden. A solid backline of Bushchan between the sticks and Man City’s Zinchenko dictating play, to the formidable forward line, Ukraine have defied the odds to get this far. That said, this may be a step too far. Extra time vs Sweden ended up disastrous for Ukraine’s injury list, with both starman Yarmolenko and backup striker Beyedin limping off. They may be just too fatigued to stop England.
Three words that nobody seems able to ignore at the moment are “it’s coming home”. Twenty five years on from its release, the song is still in the hearts of every England fan. However, this time it is starting to feel possible, as Gareth Southgate and his men exercised their demons against their biggest footballing rivals, Germany. Squad selection going into the game left many concerned that England may lose, but in the end a brilliant performance across the pitch, particularly from Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and the enigma that is Jack Grealish, leaves England in a fantastic position to win it all this summer.
In a competitive setting, England and Ukraine have actually only met on five separate occasions, once in the European championships, as well as four times in world cup qualifiers. The current Ukraine manager, Andriy Shevchenko, scored in the first competitive meeting between the sides, which finished 2-1 to England. Ukraine may take some hope from the other four results between the sides, with an impressive two draws, one loss and one win. That said however, due to the length in time between Saturday’s showdown and their last meeting, historical form may not be the best indicator.
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To date, Ukraine have scored six goals, while conceding six, with a record of 2-0-2. On the other hand, England have yet to concede a goal, scoring four, with a record of 3-1-0.
Having reviewed that statistics, as well as both teams recent and historical head-to-head form I would recommend betting on England to win to nil.
When looking at the statistics available, as well as the current form of both the teams, there really is only one option on who is going to win. England have been a steady ship, easily dismissing a solid Germany side, while Ukraine can count themselves lucky, with some saying they only went through because of a contentious red card.
This is only the second time that England have progressed through a group stage in a major competition. The last time? 1966, which needs no introduction. England are not only heavy favourites to win this game, they are now the favourites to win it all. Given their immaculate defensive record, a bet of a win to nil is likely to be the one to go for. A particular win-to-nil bet that we like is PaddyPower’s “England to win 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0” currently at 13/10 odds.