At Wembley, England face Ukraine in a qualifying match to the European Championship, and the expectation is for an exciting event. Set to take place on Sunday, the match is part of the second round of the qualifying stage. The last time these two teams squared up, England ran out 0-4 winners which they surely won't mind doing again at Wembley.
At the end of the first round of the group stage England is ranked number one with three points, while Ukraine have zero points as number three. Ukraine take on England as number 26, whereas the home side sit as number five in the FIFA world ranking.
England sealed a win in a slightly nervous 2-1 victory win in their European Championship group opener. While not entirely convincing, they will be relieved to open their campaign with a win. Coming away from their next European Championship match with anything but a defeat for Ukraine would be a massive surprise. It looks like a question of simply trying to minimize the defeat everyone expects them to suffer.
England has a good chance of coming out on top in their group, as it appears to be mainly a contest between two teams for the first place. At the very least, they should be able to lock down second place spot comfortably.
England vs Ukraine Prediction
England added two wins to their account in their three most recent outings, as they beat Senegal by 3-0. Their next match left them empty-handed in a 1-2 defeat against France, followed up by a 1-2 win against Italy. England put four wins on the board in their previous six internationals. They drew two and lost two, scored 13 goals while conceding 11.
In their last three matches, Ukraine lost 3-0 against Scotland, won 0-5 against Armenia, and drew 0-0 with Scotland. Ukraine won three of a possible six internationals, as well as playing zero draws and suffering two defeats. They scored 11 while also conceding five times.
A home win for England is the obvious choice at Wembley. With the attacking qualities on display here, it has the makings of a high scoring affair when Ukraine come visiting.
England vs Ukraine Stats
- England have not lost 20 of the last 22 home matches
- In 8 of the last 10 England home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 5 of the last 6 England matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In the last 4 England matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- England have not lost 5 of the last 6 matches
- In 12 of the last 14 Ukraine matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Ukraine have not lost 13 of the last 15 matches
- Ukraine have scored in 10 of the last 12 away matches
- Ukraine have not lost 8 of the last 10 away matches
- Ukraine have won 5 of the last 7 away matches
England vs Ukraine Team News
England could have five players on the injured and absent list ahead of their match at home with Ukraine this coming Sunday.
Jack Grealish, Ivan Toney, James Maddison, Ben Chilwell and Reece James nurses various injuries and won't take part for England against Ukraine at Wembley.
England vs Ukraine H2H
When these two nations last faced off against each other, England ended up taking all 3 points in a 0-4 victory. England tend to have the upper hand against Ukraine, grabbing all three points five times in eight matches. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 2/7.
England vs Ukraine Results
Both teams to score only came out two times in the previous eight games between Ukraine and England. Odds on both teams not to score are best priced at 8/13 with the bookies.
England vs Ukraine Betting Tips
When looking for in-form players to find the target, there are some interesting names popping up in both teams. Harry Kane brings great form to the table, as he is now on three goals in six games. Surely, England will start him against Ukraine, who also have some appealing names to consider. Not least Artem Dovbyk, who notched up three goals in his past six games.
England claimed five wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing three and losing two. Ukraine won six of their last 10 away games, as they also drew two and lost two of these matches. Both teams scored in four of the last 10 European Championship matches for England at Wembley. Both teams also found their way to the target in five of the previous 10 away games for Ukraine.
Over 2.5 goals came out three times in the last eight encounters between these two teams. England managed an average of 1.64 goals, with Ukraine averaging 0.39 goals in these games. Both teams to score was a winning bet two times in this run of matches. England saw over 2.5 goals in seven of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.8 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of Ukraine's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.6 goals in these matches.